Printer recognised, but port not recognised

Hewlett-packard Officejet 5610 all in on...
October 7, 2009 at 05:45:09
Specs: Windows XP
Hi everyone,
I recently got a HP officejet 5610 from a friend. I installed all the right software/drivers (also uninstalled and reinstalled multiple times to try and solve the problem). When I plug the printer in any USB port (they work for any other piece of hardware i use) I get the error message that the port is not recognised for all of them. The computer recognises the printer and it is listed without ? or !. The scanner works, but only via the configurations menu. I have found a lot of posts with similar problems for different products, but no solutions. Can anyone help me. thanks.

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October 7, 2009 at 07:08:12
an alternative might be to try a usb pci card, they are quite inexpensive, and try that. See if that works

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