HP laserjet 1300 PCL XL error Kernel illegal

August 20, 2010 at 10:08:23
Specs: Windows XP
Printer installed OK on newish PC (was working fine before), prints test page, but gives a PCL XL error KERNEL illegal tag on asking it to print any document

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August 20, 2010 at 11:04:20
With the computer turned off I would disconnect the printer. Then I would restart the computer and remove all the HP software. I would download the latest drivers from here;


Then turn the computer off, reconnect the printer and start the computer, and use the found new hardware installation to install the drivers you downloaded from HP. HTH

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August 21, 2010 at 09:46:22
Thanks for the advice! The error stopped when I simply reinstalled the printer; but I will keep your advice in case it happens again.


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