wd5jfr

asked Jan 2, 2013 at 2:23pm
Hp HP LaserJet 2100

HP LJ 2100 Win 7 64 bit parallel to USB

About a month ago and with much searching I was finally able to get a driver that let my Win 7 64 bit PC useprint with my HP 2100 laserjet using a parallel to USB cable on a virtual port. Then a virus forced me to get Win 7 reloaded and driver was lost. Now I can't find a driver that works and my 72 year old brain can't recall where I found it and not sure now if it was PCL5 or PCL6 since I've downloaded so many that didn't work.. Any help appreciated.
Thanks
Hank
PCL5 is much more stable so I would try that one.
by unknown on Jan 2, 2013 at 4:15pm Add comment
The HP site PCL5 when installed has a Control Panel icon that show a color printer and that makes me wonder if HP got it mixed up.
Hank
by wd5jfr on Jan 2, 2013 at 4:58pm Add comment
Nobody is perfect. I recall looking at a page from an HP service manual where the photo was reversed. I stared at it and the board for a few minutes in confusion before it dawned on me. Not something you would expect. - moe
After several failed attemps of downloading and installing and deleteing PCL5 & PCL6 without success and ready to give up I tried one more time and to my shock and surprise PCL6 finally worked using a Parallel to USB adapter on a virtual USB port. The icon pic isn't the right one.
Hank
by wd5jfr on Jan 3, 2013 at 12:19pm Add comment
hey wd5jfr, can you please provide a link to the driver that finally worked?

i was spending hours in trying not finding any working one.
by unknown on Jan 21, 2013 at 3:41am Add comment
"my 72 year old brain can't recall where I found it "

don't sweat it. studies show that 72 year old brains work better than 20 year old brains.
by eric111 on Jan 21, 2013 at 10:51am Add comment
http://h20000.www2.hp.com

Make sure your IEEE 1284 works, mMicrosoft had an automatic fix for mine
I think mine is on USB002 for the port
I've also spent hours with it.
Good luck
Hank
by wd5jfr on Jan 21, 2013 at 12:02pm Add comment