I am unable to get my HP Photosmart P1000 printer connected to my computer.
Currently I have two HDDs, each with a seperate copy of XP running. Using drive C: it took me ages before the computer recognised the printer. Using drive Y: I cannot get them to communicate at all. I have tried every combination of cable that I can think of, but still nothing.
To prove things out I have just connected my laptop to the same printer using the same cable, and it was picked up straight away.
I have the latest drivers etc. which are not of any use because XP won't recognise the printer.
I think it all must point towards a fault in XP or the computer but I am at a loss to know what.
If anyone has got any suggestions I would be eternally grateful as it is driving me nuts!