Hi, have loaded '98 onto a PC with only USB2.0, usb printer defaults to LPT1, there is no EPUSB1 in the drop down for printers Properties. So I have installed a PCI card for USB1.0, exactly the same effect. Drivers are loaded for the new PCI card, Epson drivers loaded, it detects the printer when switched on but cannot confirm the printer port. All worked well with XP home, untill a big crash and lost everything, no XP disc, so loaded '98. Is ther something in BIOS that could be causing it. Have checked usb cables and changed to Epson 860, this prints fine in parallel, but the printer that belongs to the PC is an Epson C44UX - USB only - Anyone got any ideas. Thanks
Wish I could help...Ive got the same problem with Win Me,I get "Epusb1 unknown local port" in properties,Ive even tried reinstalling Win Me,Like yours the printer is dual port,So I can use Lpt1, whats annoying is its ok on other Pcs
I'm using '98 SE. It all worked well with XP. Can't understand why it can detect the printer on the end of the USB cable, but won't find the printer port it is connected to. ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR Have downloaded all updates for 98. Stuck for time being Cheers
thanks for the links. Will try the new drivers tonight, but don't hold out much hope, the printer is only 2 months old, if it needs new drivers now, that's a pretty poor show, I think reinstall win98 is called for or buy XP. Cheers
I had a similar problem that was resolved by uninstalling the usb drivers using the utility that came on the printer installation disk. This fully uninstalls the drivers so that you can start the driver installation from scratch again.
The problem for me was using WinME but I would think the principle would apply
That's exactly what I've done. But when it asks for the printer to be switched on, it stays "SEARCHING" and I have to click CANCEL. Have loaded & unloaded several times. Tonight I will try disable the MoBo USB support(USB2.0) and try again with the PCI card USB1.0 Ports. Cheers
The thing is this printer installed OK, first time with XP, the problem is only since we lost XP and loaded W98SE. Have decided to buy XP, probably for the best since support ends in Jan 2004. Cheers and thanks for all the help
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