Lost communication

Discussion in 'Computers' started by janeeng, Nov 9, 2003.

  1. janeeng

    janeeng Guest

    Ok, don't want to hear no crap from you Jim, but I lost communications with COM1 - this is the error I got

    Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)

    I tried to uninstall and re-install!!! HELP????

    I can print, just can't fax or scan! I did nothing and neither did anyone else. You installed printer when this problem existed and I think you did something in DOS not sure! FIX IT! :)
  2. jimnyc

    jimnyc ...

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    Your printer is installed on LPT1 which has nothing at all to do with COM1. You cannot fax because you don't have a phone line connected, or at least you didn't when I looked. Also, the fax portion has nothing to do with your computer. The scan option also has nothing to do with your computer, unless you want to scan to a file, and then it will still use LPT1 anyway.

    Make sure your printer settings are pointing to LPT1 and not COM1
  3. janeeng

    janeeng Guest

    Well, I know that the printer task bar is saying that the HP is disconnected and lost communication. Yes, I can fax as long as I hook up my phone line - I will do what you said and see. I can print some things, but the display status is showing disconnected.

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