HP CD burner / laptop problems

  Bumpyknuckles 11:50 04 Sep 03

I am having problems installing an old HP 7200 external CD writer on my laptop. The laptop runs Win2k pro and I am connecting thru the parallel port of a Belkin multi-hub, into the USB port on the laptop. The parallel port was supporting an HP printer previously, with no problems.

The original drivers and software supplied are old and not Win2k compatible, so I have downloaded something called "Epatap2k" which should be the parallel port drivers and I have also downloaded the updated CD software (HP DLA and Recordnow).

I cannot get the PC to recognise the burner at all, or the drivers. Any suggestions please

  stlucia 12:40 04 Sep 03

I have an external HP CD writer on my PC, and I recall that it wouldn't work when I connected it to LPT2. Correspondence with HP then confirmed that it would only work if connected directly to LPT1, so the fact that you're going through a hub is probably the problem.

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