dhayz

asked Feb 16, 2011 at 1:43pm
Hp HP LaserJet 1200

Old HP PSC All-in-one driver issues

Hey
I'm trying to re-install an oldie (but a goodie) HP PSC 1210 All-in-one printer/scanner. I have never had an issue with it till now. I'm running Windows 2000 with all of the current updates installed. I've successfully added the HP programs but have run into the endless loop of " THE REQUIRED SECTION WAS NOT FOUND IN THE INF" and " THE DATA IS INVALID" bs when it comes time to install the drivers (which are always found either on the install disc or through Windows/inf) I've tried fixing any registry issues but still no luck. Here's the lowdown:

Both ends of the usb cable are attached (i've tried various cables) I've contacted HP via phone and the printer is too old and no help was given. Any drivers on the HP site are too new and won't take.

Window appears: FOUND NEW HARDWARE
USB Composite Device Notices

1. Windows searches for a suitable driver (recommended)
" the wizard found a driver for the following device:
USB Composite Device"
**Disk is scanned. Then internet windows update is scanned. both offer nothing. windows C: drive is scanned and finds the following:

2. "Windows found a driver for this device. To install the driver Windows found, click Next.
c:\\winnt\\inf\\usb.inf
3.**'Next' is clicked.
"Windows has finished installing the software for this device'
******************************************************************
Then:
FOUND NEW HARDWARE
USB Printing Support

1. Windows searches for a suitable driver (recommended)
" the wizard found a driver for the following device:
f:\\hpousb08.inf
The wizard also found drivers suitable for this device. To view a list of these drivers or install one of these drivers, select the following check box, and then click Next"
** f:\\hpousb08.inf driver is selected**
** when other drivers are selected, still ends up the same**
2.** "AN ERROR OCCURRED DURING THE INSTALLATION OF THE DEVICE"
"THE REQUIRED SECTION WAS NOT FOUND IN THE INF"
3. Asks to Close Wizard
******************************************************************
Then:
FOUND NEW HARDWARE
psc 1200 series

1.** AN ERROR OCCURRED DURING THE INSTALLATION OF THE DEVICE:
" THE DATA IS INVALID"
2. Asks to close wizard
**************************************
Any help is greatly greatly greatly appreciated.
Using the CD, or a download? If installing from HP driver site, turn off windows firewall, and any anti-virus running.
Some files dont get copied , hence the error.
The CD, if you are using one, may have corruption too.
by unknown on Feb 18, 2011 at 11:21am Add comment