asked Apr 13, 2006 at 1:50pm
Hp HP DeskJet Plus

hp t45 installation problems on new VAIO

Help. I have tried unsuccessfully to install a 2 plus year old t45 printer on my new Sony VAIO FS850W laptop running XP Home edition with SP II installed. I had to get a new cable with a usb connection instaed of parallel. The software cd doesn't work because it says it doesn't support Windows 2000. I downloaded the XP drivers from HP site and still doesn't work. I get message that it's installed properly but the computer can't communicate ith the printer. I tried several installation attempts after fully deleting the program to no avail. I then tried several times to install manually thru add printer and letting Windows select drivers but no luck there either.

Is this solvable?