Posted 19 April 2006 - 07:59 PM
Each time I try to print, I keep getting an error message "error writing to USBPRN01 for printer. Cannot access port. It may be in use by another program; exit other programs and try again." -- But there are not any other programs running! I click on the printer Properties and check the ports (and tried 'capture port') and nothing different happened. It keeps stating the USBPRN01 and USBPRN02 "Device not connected". but I checked all the physical hardware-- the USB cable is seated well at both ends.
One other time I had printer problems, but it was a missing part of the printer driver; I uninstalled and reinstalled the driver. Then I had this same dumb port problem; I overcame that by deleting the "new" hardware I had just installed the driver for. To be honest, I don't know why I had a corrupted driver to begin with.
I often wonder if my Win 98SE is just becoming too corrupted itself. But when I run a general scan of System File Checker, everything comes back OK.
How can I tell the difference from my hard drive crashing, or Windows becoming corrupted?