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Dear experts,
I am having some trouble finding my printer in Windows XP Pro. I was having some trouble with spyware but I think that it is now fixed. Not sure though. I try the device manager and looking to see what hardware is listed, and it says that the device is functioning properly. I can't seem to find it. I also don't know where my printer CD is so I am stuck. I hope someone can help.

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A few things to start with:

- Was the printer functioning properly at some point in the past?

- How is the printer connected to the computer (USB or Parallel cable)?

- What is the make/model of the printer?

- Have you tried the "Add Printer" wizard under Printers and faxes in your Start Menu?

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If you can find the cd just simply download the settings of the printer from the net and try it.

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A few things to start with:

- Was the printer functioning properly at some point in the past?
Yes it was working in the past.

- How is the printer connected to the computer (USB or Parallel cable)?
Parallel cable
- What is the make/model of the printer?
Compaq IJ300
- Have you tried the "Add Printer" wizard under Printers and faxes in your Start Menu?

Yes, I have. Nothing in the window. I am not liking Windows XP now.

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If you can find the cd just simply download the settings of the printer from the net and try it.

Do you have a link that I can follow to download the settings from the net?

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If you can find the cd just simply download the settings of the printer from the net and try it.

I have not been able to find the CD for the printer. It is four years old, and I have moved 3 times since I bought it. Can't find the CD for the Compaq IJ 300.

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I have not been able to find the CD for the printer. It is four years old, and I have moved 3 times since I bought it. Can't find the CD for the Compaq IJ 300.

Compaq site only has drivers for win 3.1 and win95 ,time for and new printer me thinks .
Compaq

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Originaly with usb, when you pop it in the port's well it should run up, installing driver stc automatically. Thats why i dont like XP, i use 2000, which is one step below. SO mine dont install everything. Are you sure your putting it in right? and are the cables broken. etc. The only thing i can think is drop by tigerdirect.com and pick up a new printer (they are way to cheap!)

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The manufactors web site only has drivers for win3.1 amd win95 ,so i dought very much if this printer has a USB connection!!!

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ok, my bad. But that printer isnt that old, and including that i opened up google, and boom I found some drivers for 98SE and win2k, Its got usb.
http://www.printer-drivers.com/companies/236.htm
(=, lol. theres 127 files found for you, choose the ones you need. I didnt read the list but i saw your printer in there!.
IJ300 driver Compaq_IJ300.rar [more] All Windows 2000 Apr 4, 2003
IJ300 driver SP10493.exe [more] Windows 98SE Nov 4, 2002
IJ300 driver SP11739.exe [more] Windows 98SE Nov 4, 2002
IJ300 driver CompaqIJ300.zip [more] Windows 98 Oct 10, 2002
IJ300 driver [more] Windows XP Feb 17, 2002

Tell me if it work's. (=

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