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Old 11-03-2002, 08:51 PM
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My first computer question!

What is the easiest way to partition my hard drive. I want to go about installing Windows ME and XP. I have a HP Deskjet 842c printer about a year old and it doesnt want to work with XP no matter what I try...even with the drivers from the website. So I am planning to use ME to print

help appreciated!

ohh....for the XP when i click print it does nothing and there are no error messages.

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Old 11-03-2002, 09:00 PM
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Partition Magic is way easy to use.
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Old 11-04-2002, 05:34 PM
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with printers being pretty cheap.....u might also just opt for a new printer all together

partition magic is real easy to use

give hp's tech support a try...they have some for u thats not documented anywhere

i usually let xp discover my device and install its own driver....if it prints i could care less where the drivers come from...have an older Lexmark Z52

try the windows 2000 drivers....hey u never know...alot of times when there are no xp specific drivers i'll opt for a win2000 driver and have no problem

good luck
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Old 11-05-2002, 06:46 PM
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You might want to check in your BIOS your parallel port's mode. ECP is sometimes required, but is more complex and you may wish to set it to bi-directional 'standard' mode.

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Old 11-05-2002, 08:05 PM
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I don't think I would run two different operating systems just to run a printer--sounds like a lot of potential trouble, and wasted hard drive space. I'd eBay that printer and get something else, if I were you.

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Old 11-05-2002, 08:15 PM
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There must be some issue with that printer -- all HP deskjets are certified as WIN-XP compatible. You're sure that there isn't a problem with the communication to the printer, like an improperly set communications link in the parallel port itself?

ME is a horrible OS -- do you have Win98SE. ME is definitely an OS to avoid.
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