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Can't Print to HP LJ6

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  • Can't Print to HP LJ6

    I am getting the message:

    "Error writing to the print. Check your printer and the printer driver."

    each time I try to print to my HP Laserjet 6 with Alpha 4 version 6.2.0. I am running Windows 98 second edition on a new DELL OptiPlex desktop. The same version of Alpha printed fine to this same printer on my old desktop computer, which was running Windows 95B.

    The HP LJ6 is my default printer. I have done everything possible to the printer settings (via the Properties->Details tab) that I know and still get the message.

    Any suggestions?

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    RE: Can't Print to HP LJ6

    Jim;
    Have you set up a "printer configuration" in A4 on your new computer? If you haven't, this may be what's causing your problem. If so, you need to go to "Other" on the main menu, "Configuration", "Printer Configuration", "Create/Edit Printer Configuration", then select an HP driver (HP LJ III/IV probably).

    Other than that, I don't have any other ideas.

    Duncan

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    • #3
      RE: Can't Print to HP LJ6

      Thanks for your reply.

      I have done that, however with no success. Is it possible that I could be missing a command in my autoexec.bat or some other sytem file?

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      • #4
        RE: Can't Print to HP LJ6

        Jim:

        Just a thought -- did you check the LPT port Number in the Alpha printer config? Make sure it matches with the Dell system's port number.

        Like Duncan, this is about all that I can think of.

        Ken

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          RE: Can't Print to HP LJ6

          Jim:

          I sent that last one off before I was done with it.

          "Do I need something in the autoexec.bat or config.sys....?"

          NO you don't. I do recall that when you set up a printer in Windows 98 or above, one of the questions is 'Are you/will you be printing from DOS applications?. Not sure if that's the problem either. Why don't you create still another Printer config in the Windows utility and see if that question is asked spcifically -- make sure you say 'yes'. Set the new on to default and see if it works.

          Ken

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          • #6
            RE: Can't Print to HP LJ6

            Thanks. I will try and let you know the results.

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