This issue can be fixed using simple troubleshooting steps.
Updating firmware on hp printer
If you find that a driver isn’t available for your printer, leave me a comment and I’ll do some digging if I have the time.
Often, I find that a driver for a different model works just as well as the original.
Although Windows 7 looks nicer than previous operating systems, there is still some bumps along the road when trying to connect a parallel-only printer to your usb-only computer. Windows should install the USB to Parallel adapter drivers, it will try installing the Laser Jet drivers. As the final confirmation, you should see a resolution to the troubleshooting process.
It’s even more difficult if you’ve got a “special” HP Laser Jet printer with a mini-centronics connection along with a stubborn operating system that does not have drivers preloaded for your printer. If you don’t have the printer plugged in properly, or if Windows does not have built-in drivers for your printers (as was my case), you’ll receive an error. Click on the bubble alert to bring up additional information about the failed installation. At this point, some users end up clicking on “Change setting…” and go through the process of having Windows automatically check for drivers for their printer. Go to the start button, click on “Devices and Printers”. There should be a generic printer icon named “IEEE-1284 Controller” or something similar. You will once again see messages updating you on the progress of installing the device drivers. As if you have not confirmed enough times, Windows will again ask if you want to apply the fix it has found. The main issue here is that drivers were not installed for the printer.
Occasionally, hardware manufacturers will choose to not make new drivers for old hardware devices.
This was the case with HP and some of their old printers.A word about drivers and Windows 7 For this tutorial, I was running Windows 7 32-bit.You may have Windows 7 64-bit installed which can cause some unexpected issues with drivers.The post have been updated over 100 times according to my wordpress revisions, first update in January 2011.This article was originally built from my experience with HP branded Brocade SAN Switches – not with any other OEM or pure Brocade switches.Now when users attempt to load their printers with third-party ink they receive a message which reads:“One or more cartridges appear to be damaged.