Re: USB printer
A guess might be that the 2100 install --
Walked on some HP "common" registry entries
Replaced one or more newer driver related modules that are common to both.
I'd try disconnecting the 5850, rebooting, uninstalling the 5850 drivers,
Check to see that the 2100 still works then
Reinstall the 5850 drivers. after the reinstall is complete, reconnect the
Then check again to insure that both printers work.
There is also a possibility that the parallel to USB adapter software mucked
When I encounter similar problems, one of the first steps is to disable
printer status monitoring.
The status monitors can get confused as to which printer they are to
In some cases, uninstalling a printer driver does not do a good job of also
cleaning out the appropriate Registry entries.
This can require manual removal of the appropriate entries, unless there is
a "cleanup" utility available from the printer OEM.
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I have added hp printer deskjet 5850 to vista hame as a 5600 (as told
> on hp website)
> It printed. then I added a laserjet 2100 via a parallel to usb.
> This works fine but the 5850 has stopped working. I tried plugging
> into a different usb port which has just clogged up the port but not
> got the printer working. help!