I have a wierd computer question I need help with.
I recently built my own gaming machine. It is a rocket! Here is the problem....if I connect a USB device my computer will see it and ask for the software. This is good! The bad is I hook in my new Epson R200 USB printer and my computer does not see it. I have checked it over and over again and can not find any prolems with the USB drivers, printer, ect.... :angry:
This may seem stupid, but sometimes they want to be plugged into a particular USB port on your computer, have you tried plugging it into another USB port? And the printer is turned on when you plug it in?
Yup tried all the USB ports and printer was on
also unrelated I have win 2000 prof and want to upgrade to win xp but it is telling me it cant due to hareware conflicts. could this be part of same problem?
Could be, but I am surprised you would be getting a hardware conflict message when trying to upgrade...that is odd...
well i have decided to haul the computer to the repair shop tomorrow and let someone with time and experiance do this....i dont want to screw it up and knowing me i will
when i first went to XP, it told me i had a few things that were not compatible, i just went ahead and installed it anyways, everything worked except the old printer i had at the time (serial connector) i went to download.com, found the driver for the printer to OS, and had no probs. as for your 'new hardware found' message not coming up, i installed a HP printer on a friends puter yesterday, and i didn't get the meesage when i first plugged it in either; try plugging the printer in, reboot, and goto 'add new hardware' (i know ya shouldn't have to with USB stuff, but nothing works perfectly all the time...besides, it'll only take a few minutes, and may save ya a few bucks if it works...BTW, it worked for me (if all else fails, try putting the CD in and instal the software))
yere good luck bite me iam on a very steep learning curve with xp pro ...rebel has a point go ahead...or get ur teck out .or pc shop :confused: cu online when i get sorted out myself .grr when they wont play the game :lol: good luck chief
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