|USB devices may not work correctly when they're connected to certain USB ports|
In most cases, when you install a printer, the first time, or install it after having un-installed it's software, you DO NOT plug the USB connection to it in until AFTER you have installed at least some of the software for it
See Response 2 for more details:
You DO NOT install drivers for the printer while booting, when you have not installed the software for the printer yet - when Windows detects the printer while booting, you allow it to search for drivers, it doesn't find any, and it wants you to show it the location of the drivers - CANCEL that, continue on to the desktop.
If you DID install drivers for the printer that way, go to Control Panel - Classic View - Add/Remove Programs, and Un-install any software listed for the printer BEFORE you install the software for it properly.
Whether or not any software for the printer listed in Add/Remove Programs, ALSO go to Control Panel - Classic View - Printers and Faxes
RIGHT click on the icon for the printer if it's there and DELETE it .
If it still won't print after you have done everything right and you're SURE it's plugged into a USB port it should work with...
- when was the last time this printer was used successfully?
E.g. If it's been sitting un-used the printhead(s) may be clogged with dried ink.
- are you SURE the cartridges are not empty?
Go to Control Panel - Classic View - Printers and Faxes.
RIGHT click on the icon for the printer, choose Properties.
Somewhere in there is something you can click on that will show you the estimated ink level in the cartridges.