Install printer on Vista E-machine

Emachines El1210-09 desktop
December 12, 2009 at 19:58:50
Specs: Windows Vista
I cannot install a printer on a EL1210. Tech support kept saying it was a printer problem,yet I have installed this printer on 3 different computers without any problems. Anyone please help!

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#1
December 12, 2009 at 22:02:01
What kind of printer? Make/Model? Does it have drivers compatible with Vista?
Does it connect by USB or Parallel cable? The motherboard for that system doesn't have a parallel port.
What if any error messages do you get?


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#2
December 13, 2009 at 04:35:56
It is a Brother HL 2140 printer that is Vista compatible. I connect using a USB. My driver is on the computer, but the system will not add it as a printer.

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#3
December 13, 2009 at 05:33:07
Is it detected when you attach the USB cable and connect power?
Have you tried different USB ports?

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#4
December 13, 2009 at 06:48:15
yeah its detected. Have tried other usb ports

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#5
December 13, 2009 at 13:13:25
OK What is the exact error message you get when trying to add the printer?

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#6
January 26, 2010 at 06:26:11
Hi I have the same problem, Did you ever get it resolved.

I am trying to install A Samsung CLP-315. I have the Vista Disk, I also tried with the downloaded setup driver from samsung. It trys to install but stalls at either 50% if you choose to install the printer status monitor and 75% if you choose not to install the printer status monitor in custom installs. I have deleted the Norton Trialware, Liveupdate never worked. The USB port finds the printer under usb001.
Vista is all updated using windows update.


I have also tried to install a brother DCP7020, scanner and printer. I used the Vista CD. The printer software also stalled. When I mean stalled, you can leave the computer installing the software for hours and hours and its still trying to install. In both cases I used Ctrl-Alt-Del to end the install program.
This printer comes with Paperport, Paperport Software was installed but would normally install a Paperport Printer as well as the Brother printer. Good news is Paperport was install and I am able to scan documents into the computer.

So I am thinking something is blocking me from installing any printer, I have check for setting after setting.


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