asked Sep 21, 2009 at 5:04pm
Hp HP DeskJet Plus

In DESPERATE NEED of help with a HP 8100

Greetings All, I surely hope someone can help me with this problem. Recently a friend gave me his old 8100, with a couple boxes of toner and paper. The printer will print a page, but I cant get my computer to hook up to it. Im running XP Version 5.1: service pack 3. I purchased a new cable (USB/Mini-Centronics). I cant add a printer on the computer because it needs a file, hpmopy.ini, and I dont think access to one. All posted helps elsewhere direct me to the HP Download center. No help there with that particular file. Plus, It asks which 8100 I have, or course I dont know that answer. I have no book, and have no idea how to find that info. The sticker on the printer from HP Support Pack just says HP LaserJet 8100 series. There may not be any difference in the drivers, but I would like to know which one I have. And if anyone has access complete setup instructions, that would be GREATLY appreciated. So, can anyone help me get this installed, or should I just trash it, give the toner away and keep the paper. I really would appreciate any help you could give me.


You can use a 5si or an 8000 driver if you can't get the 8100 to work.
by moe on Sep 21, 2009 at 5:15pm Add comment
When I try to install anything I have dl'd, I get the msg that I need hpmopy.ini. Ive googled, asked, and turned a few rocks over. Nothing yet. I cant get the computer to recognize the printer.
by Markil on Sep 21, 2009 at 5:35pm Add comment
Use the XP driver for the closest one instead of downloading from HP.
by Stephen on Sep 21, 2009 at 6:05pm Add comment
This is getting freaking ridiculous. Ive tried every driver recommended. Every one I have tried gets to the same window, looking for hpmopyui.ini, and that particular file is non existent as I can tell. No one has any idea where I can get it. Ive tried 5 different boards. Every suggestion is appreciated but none addresses my real problem, I cant find that stupid file. Ive tried 5si, 8000 drivers, some weird ones that another suggested, all come to the same end, NO hpmopyui.ini. I think Ill just trash this monstrosity and go buy me a $89 special from Wallyworld
by Markil on Sep 22, 2009 at 2:34pm Add comment
It should be in your "C:\\WINDOWS\\Driver Cache\\i386\\" if not you can make the file yourself, but it is probably not the only thing missing. The file is just a text file containing the following text:

# OEM plugin configuration files for Unidrv

by v2 on Sep 24, 2009 at 10:47am Add comment