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No ports enumerated

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Cal Who, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Cal Who

    Cal Who Flightless Bird

    My printer which use to work no longer works because, I'm told, I do not
    have any printers installed.
    I don't know what has changed this.

    If I try to add a printer I get an error:
    No ports enumerated



    What does that mean?

    The printer is connected to the usb as is my scanner which still works.



    Thanks
     
  2. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Reinstall the printer software as it will setup the USB port to be used
    by the printer driver.

    Cal Who wrote:

    > My printer which use to work no longer works because, I'm told, I do not
    > have any printers installed.
    > I don't know what has changed this.
    >
    > If I try to add a printer I get an error:
    > No ports enumerated
    >
    >
    >
    > What does that mean?
    >
    > The printer is connected to the usb as is my scanner which still works.
    >
    >
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
     
  3. Cal Who

    Cal Who Flightless Bird

    I can't.

    I tried my CD and downloaded from HP both got to the page asking if it's USB
    or parallel and before I could select the
    No ports enumerated dialog poped up.



    Thanks


    "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:%236VbbJFoKHA.6084@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Reinstall the printer software as it will setup the USB port to be used by
    > the printer driver.
    >
    > Cal Who wrote:
    >
    >> My printer which use to work no longer works because, I'm told, I do not
    >> have any printers installed.
    >> I don't know what has changed this.
    >>
    >> If I try to add a printer I get an error:
    >> No ports enumerated
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> What does that mean?
    >>
    >> The printer is connected to the usb as is my scanner which still works.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >>

    >
     
  4. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    The "enumerated port" should appear as something like USB001 in the
    ports tab. If that is already in use then you may get the error you see
    if you attempt a reinstall. If that is not the case then Unplugging and
    uninstalling the printer should allow you to reinstall the printer from
    the beginning.

    Cal Who wrote:

    > I can't.
    >
    > I tried my CD and downloaded from HP both got to the page asking if it's USB
    > or parallel and before I could select the
    > No ports enumerated dialog poped up.
    >
    >
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    > "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:%236VbbJFoKHA.6084@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    >>Reinstall the printer software as it will setup the USB port to be used by
    >>the printer driver.
    >>
    >>Cal Who wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>My printer which use to work no longer works because, I'm told, I do not
    >>>have any printers installed.
    >>>I don't know what has changed this.
    >>>
    >>>If I try to add a printer I get an error:
    >>>No ports enumerated
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>What does that mean?
    >>>
    >>>The printer is connected to the usb as is my scanner which still works.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>Thanks
    >>>
    >>>

    >>

    >
    >
     
  5. mm

    mm Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 14:30:04 -0600, Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote:

    >The "enumerated port" should appear as something like USB001 in the
    >ports tab. If that is already in use then you may get the error you see
    >if you attempt a reinstall. If that is not the case then Unplugging and
    >uninstalling the printer should allow you to reinstall the printer from
    >the beginning.


    Well, I don't know nuthin' but that makes me think if he unplugs his
    scanner, maybe hte printter will use that port. I don't know what
    will happen when the scanner is plugged back in, but who really needs
    a scanner anyhow.

    >Cal Who wrote:
    >
    >> I can't.
    >>
    >> I tried my CD and downloaded from HP both got to the page asking if it's USB
    >> or parallel and before I could select the
    >> No ports enumerated dialog poped up.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >>
    >> "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:%236VbbJFoKHA.6084@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >>>Reinstall the printer software as it will setup the USB port to be used by
    >>>the printer driver.
    >>>
    >>>Cal Who wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>My printer which use to work no longer works because, I'm told, I do not
    >>>>have any printers installed.
    >>>>I don't know what has changed this.
    >>>>
    >>>>If I try to add a printer I get an error:
    >>>>No ports enumerated
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>What does that mean?
    >>>>
    >>>>The printer is connected to the usb as is my scanner which still works.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>Thanks
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>
     
  6. Cal Who

    Cal Who Flightless Bird

    I just tried to add a printer and was told the printer spooler is not
    running.

    Could this be the result of the other message or the cause of it?

    How can I see a list of ports

    Thanks

    "mm" <NOPSAMmm2005@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
    news:m4c4m5drnsstr2k2mqn2vkllm4342bgmkd@4ax.com...
    > On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 14:30:04 -0600, Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    >>The "enumerated port" should appear as something like USB001 in the
    >>ports tab. If that is already in use then you may get the error you see
    >>if you attempt a reinstall. If that is not the case then Unplugging and
    >>uninstalling the printer should allow you to reinstall the printer from
    >>the beginning.

    >
    > Well, I don't know nuthin' but that makes me think if he unplugs his
    > scanner, maybe hte printter will use that port. I don't know what
    > will happen when the scanner is plugged back in, but who really needs
    > a scanner anyhow.
    >
    >>Cal Who wrote:
    >>
    >>> I can't.
    >>>
    >>> I tried my CD and downloaded from HP both got to the page asking if it's
    >>> USB
    >>> or parallel and before I could select the
    >>> No ports enumerated dialog poped up.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Thanks
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:%236VbbJFoKHA.6084@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>
    >>>>Reinstall the printer software as it will setup the USB port to be used
    >>>>by
    >>>>the printer driver.
    >>>>
    >>>>Cal Who wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>My printer which use to work no longer works because, I'm told, I do
    >>>>>not
    >>>>>have any printers installed.
    >>>>>I don't know what has changed this.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>If I try to add a printer I get an error:
    >>>>>No ports enumerated
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>What does that mean?
    >>>>>
    >>>>>The printer is connected to the usb as is my scanner which still works.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Thanks
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >
     
  7. Cal Who

    Cal Who Flightless Bird

    I just found Administrative tool/Services and notice that the Print Spooler
    has a description that's full of non-Roman characters.

    And it is Manual start, so I started it and now my printer shows OK and
    works.

    Should it be Automatic?

    I found Properties so I can make changes.

    If I change it will it stay after reboot?

    But the description is still garbage!

    What should I change that to?

    Thanks


    " Cal Who" <CalWho@roadrunner.com> wrote in message
    news:ucPlpsIoKHA.5508@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >I just tried to add a printer and was told the printer spooler is not
    >running.
    >
    > Could this be the result of the other message or the cause of it?
    >
    > How can I see a list of ports
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > "mm" <NOPSAMmm2005@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
    > news:m4c4m5drnsstr2k2mqn2vkllm4342bgmkd@4ax.com...
    >> On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 14:30:04 -0600, Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>>The "enumerated port" should appear as something like USB001 in the
    >>>ports tab. If that is already in use then you may get the error you see
    >>>if you attempt a reinstall. If that is not the case then Unplugging and
    >>>uninstalling the printer should allow you to reinstall the printer from
    >>>the beginning.

    >>
    >> Well, I don't know nuthin' but that makes me think if he unplugs his
    >> scanner, maybe hte printter will use that port. I don't know what
    >> will happen when the scanner is plugged back in, but who really needs
    >> a scanner anyhow.
    >>
    >>>Cal Who wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I can't.
    >>>>
    >>>> I tried my CD and downloaded from HP both got to the page asking if
    >>>> it's USB
    >>>> or parallel and before I could select the
    >>>> No ports enumerated dialog poped up.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:%236VbbJFoKHA.6084@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>>
    >>>>>Reinstall the printer software as it will setup the USB port to be used
    >>>>>by
    >>>>>the printer driver.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Cal Who wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>My printer which use to work no longer works because, I'm told, I do
    >>>>>>not
    >>>>>>have any printers installed.
    >>>>>>I don't know what has changed this.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>If I try to add a printer I get an error:
    >>>>>>No ports enumerated
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>What does that mean?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>The printer is connected to the usb as is my scanner which still
    >>>>>>works.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>Thanks
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>

    >>

    >
    >
     
  8. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Yes, Automatic.

    Cal Who wrote:

    > I just found Administrative tool/Services and notice that the Print Spooler
    > has a description that's full of non-Roman characters.
    >
    > And it is Manual start, so I started it and now my printer shows OK and
    > works.
    >
    > Should it be Automatic?
    >
    > I found Properties so I can make changes.
    >
    > If I change it will it stay after reboot?
    >
    > But the description is still garbage!
    >
    > What should I change that to?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    > " Cal Who" <CalWho@roadrunner.com> wrote in message
    > news:ucPlpsIoKHA.5508@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    >>I just tried to add a printer and was told the printer spooler is not
    >>running.
    >>
    >>Could this be the result of the other message or the cause of it?
    >>
    >>How can I see a list of ports
    >>
    >>Thanks
    >>
    >>"mm" <NOPSAMmm2005@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
    >>news:m4c4m5drnsstr2k2mqn2vkllm4342bgmkd@4ax.com...
    >>
    >>>On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 14:30:04 -0600, Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>The "enumerated port" should appear as something like USB001 in the
    >>>>ports tab. If that is already in use then you may get the error you see
    >>>>if you attempt a reinstall. If that is not the case then Unplugging and
    >>>>uninstalling the printer should allow you to reinstall the printer from
    >>>>the beginning.
    >>>
    >>>Well, I don't know nuthin' but that makes me think if he unplugs his
    >>>scanner, maybe hte printter will use that port. I don't know what
    >>>will happen when the scanner is plugged back in, but who really needs
    >>>a scanner anyhow.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Cal Who wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>I can't.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>I tried my CD and downloaded from HP both got to the page asking if
    >>>>>it's USB
    >>>>>or parallel and before I could select the
    >>>>>No ports enumerated dialog poped up.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Thanks
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>"Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>>>>news:%236VbbJFoKHA.6084@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>Reinstall the printer software as it will setup the USB port to be used
    >>>>>>by
    >>>>>>the printer driver.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>Cal Who wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>My printer which use to work no longer works because, I'm told, I do
    >>>>>>>not
    >>>>>>>have any printers installed.
    >>>>>>>I don't know what has changed this.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>If I try to add a printer I get an error:
    >>>>>>>No ports enumerated
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>What does that mean?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>The printer is connected to the usb as is my scanner which still
    >>>>>>>works.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>Thanks
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>

    >>

    >
    >
     
  9. Cal Who

    Cal Who Flightless Bird

    Looks like I can't change the description. I tried without success.


    Thanks a lot

    "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:emrF1fOoKHA.4628@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Yes, Automatic.
    >
    > Cal Who wrote:
    >
    >> I just found Administrative tool/Services and notice that the Print
    >> Spooler has a description that's full of non-Roman characters.
    >>
    >> And it is Manual start, so I started it and now my printer shows OK and
    >> works.
    >>
    >> Should it be Automatic?
    >>
    >> I found Properties so I can make changes.
    >>
    >> If I change it will it stay after reboot?
    >>
    >> But the description is still garbage!
    >>
    >> What should I change that to?
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >>
    >> " Cal Who" <CalWho@roadrunner.com> wrote in message
    >> news:ucPlpsIoKHA.5508@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >>>I just tried to add a printer and was told the printer spooler is not
    >>>running.
    >>>
    >>>Could this be the result of the other message or the cause of it?
    >>>
    >>>How can I see a list of ports
    >>>
    >>>Thanks
    >>>
    >>>"mm" <NOPSAMmm2005@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
    >>>news:m4c4m5drnsstr2k2mqn2vkllm4342bgmkd@4ax.com...
    >>>
    >>>>On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 14:30:04 -0600, Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>The "enumerated port" should appear as something like USB001 in the
    >>>>>ports tab. If that is already in use then you may get the error you see
    >>>>>if you attempt a reinstall. If that is not the case then Unplugging and
    >>>>>uninstalling the printer should allow you to reinstall the printer from
    >>>>>the beginning.
    >>>>
    >>>>Well, I don't know nuthin' but that makes me think if he unplugs his
    >>>>scanner, maybe hte printter will use that port. I don't know what
    >>>>will happen when the scanner is plugged back in, but who really needs
    >>>>a scanner anyhow.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>Cal Who wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>I can't.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>I tried my CD and downloaded from HP both got to the page asking if
    >>>>>>it's USB
    >>>>>>or parallel and before I could select the
    >>>>>>No ports enumerated dialog poped up.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>Thanks
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>"Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>>>>>news:%236VbbJFoKHA.6084@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>Reinstall the printer software as it will setup the USB port to be
    >>>>>>>used by
    >>>>>>>the printer driver.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>Cal Who wrote:
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>My printer which use to work no longer works because, I'm told, I
    >>>>>>>>do not
    >>>>>>>>have any printers installed.
    >>>>>>>>I don't know what has changed this.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>If I try to add a printer I get an error:
    >>>>>>>>No ports enumerated
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>What does that mean?
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>The printer is connected to the usb as is my scanner which still
    >>>>>>>>works.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>Thanks
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
     
  10. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Jan 29, 9:09 am, " Cal Who" <Cal...@roadrunner.com> wrote:
    > Looks like I can't change the description.  I tried without success.
    >
    > Thanks a lot
    >
    > "Bob I" <bire...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:emrF1fOoKHA.4628@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    >
    > > Yes, Automatic.

    >
    > > Cal Who wrote:

    >
    > >> I just found Administrative tool/Services and notice that the Print
    > >> Spooler has a description that's full of non-Roman characters.

    >
    > >> And it is Manual start, so I started it and now my printer shows OK and
    > >> works.

    >
    > >> Should it be Automatic?

    >
    > >> I found Properties so I can make changes.

    >
    > >> If I change it will it stay after reboot?

    >
    > >> But the description is still garbage!

    >
    > >> What should I change that to?

    >
    > >> Thanks

    >
    > >> " Cal Who" <Cal...@roadrunner.com> wrote in message
    > >>news:ucPlpsIoKHA.5508@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...

    >
    > >>>I just tried to add a printer and was told the printer spooler is not
    > >>>running.

    >
    > >>>Could this be the result of the other message or the cause of it?

    >
    > >>>How can I see a list of ports

    >
    > >>>Thanks

    >
    > >>>"mm" <NOPSAMmm2...@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
    > >>>news:m4c4m5drnsstr2k2mqn2vkllm4342bgmkd@4ax.com...

    >
    > >>>>On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 14:30:04 -0600, Bob I <bire...@yahoo.com> wrote:

    >
    > >>>>>The "enumerated port" should appear as something like USB001 in the
    > >>>>>ports tab. If that is already in use then you may get the error you see
    > >>>>>if you attempt a reinstall. If that is not the case then Unplugging and
    > >>>>>uninstalling the printer should allow you to reinstall the printer from
    > >>>>>the beginning.

    >
    > >>>>Well, I don't know nuthin' but that makes me think if he unplugs his
    > >>>>scanner, maybe hte printter will use that port.  I don't know what
    > >>>>will happen when the scanner is plugged back in, but who really needs
    > >>>>a scanner anyhow.

    >
    > >>>>>Cal Who wrote:

    >
    > >>>>>>I can't.

    >
    > >>>>>>I tried my CD and downloaded from HP both got to the page asking if
    > >>>>>>it's USB
    > >>>>>>or parallel and before I could select the
    > >>>>>>No ports enumerated dialog poped up.

    >
    > >>>>>>Thanks

    >
    > >>>>>>"Bob I" <bire...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > >>>>>>news:%236VbbJFoKHA.6084@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...

    >
    > >>>>>>>Reinstall the printer software as it will setup the USB port to be
    > >>>>>>>used by
    > >>>>>>>the printer driver.

    >
    > >>>>>>>Cal Who wrote:

    >
    > >>>>>>>>My printer which use to work no longer works because, I'm told,  I
    > >>>>>>>>do not
    > >>>>>>>>have any printers installed.
    > >>>>>>>>I don't know what has changed this.

    >
    > >>>>>>>>If I try to add a printer I get an error:
    > >>>>>>>>No ports enumerated

    >
    > >>>>>>>>What does that mean?

    >
    > >>>>>>>>The printer is connected to the usb as is my scanner which still
    > >>>>>>>>works.

    >
    > >>>>>>>>Thanks


    It should say this:

    Loads files to memory for later printing.

    You cannot change it easily but it would be annoying if it was wrong.

    Also notice the Extended and Standard tabs in the bottom of the
    Service window.

    What about the other Service descriptions - look okay?
     
  11. Cal Who

    Cal Who Flightless Bird

    Jose wrote:
    > On Jan 29, 9:09 am, " Cal Who" <Cal...@roadrunner.com> wrote:
    >> Looks like I can't change the description. I tried without success.
    >>
    >> Thanks a lot
    >>


    snip..
    >
    > It should say this:
    >
    > Loads files to memory for later printing.
    >
    > You cannot change it easily but it would be annoying if it was wrong.
    >
    > Also notice the Extended and Standard tabs in the bottom of the
    > Service window.


    Description in the left pane of the Extended window same junk as in the
    right pane

    >
    > What about the other Service descriptions - look okay?


    Yes. This is the only one messed up.

    Thanks
     

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