Printer Has No Windows 98 Driver

The driver files are copied, and a new driver database is built. The Update Device Driver Wizard starts and provides several windows with choices. Follow the steps below to correctly install the device driver for Windows 98. After the Intro window appears, click on the NEXT button. That is, the printer driver cannot be installed from the Windows 2000 or Windows XP operating system to the Windows NT 4.0 operating system. However, the printer driver can be installed to a Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, or Window 95 operating system. Refer to “Configuration for Windows sharing” on page 40. HP LaserJet 1010 and 1012. For instructions on how to download the Printer Driver & Scanner Driver, refer to: 'Download software, drivers, or utilities' 2. Locate the file you downloaded and double click on it. If prompted click RUN. Oldbie, the problem is solved. I can now print fine to the HP Officejet Pro 8610 with the Windows 98 driver for the HP Deskjet 9800 series printer. When you run the executable to install the 9800 there is an option to install it as a nework printer using a TCP/IP connection (without verifying the printer) and that works fine. Download the latest drivers, firmware, and software for your HP Deskjet F4135 All-in-One Printer.This is HP’s official website that will help automatically detect and download the correct drivers free of cost for your HP Computing and Printing products for Windows and Mac operating system.

98/95/NT SETUP SWITCHES
If you try to install Windows 95/98 from a DOS prompt, SETUP allows several command line switches, also available to their Windows based counterpart.

Run this the following command for available parameters:

SETUP /?

'Setup Options: SETUP [/C] [/IL] [batch] [/T:TMP] [/IM] [/ID] [/IS] [/IQ] [/IN]

/C

Instructs Setup not to load the SmartDrive disk cache.

/IL

Loads the Logitech mouse driver instead of the Microsoft mouse driver. Use this option if you have a Logitech Series C mouse.

[batch]

Specifies the name and location of the file that contains Setup options.

/T:TMP

Specifies the directory where Setup will copy its temporary files. If the directory doesn't exist, it will be created. WARNING: Any existing files in this directory will be deleted.

/IM

Skips the memory check.

/ID

Skips the disk-space check.

/IS

Doesn't run ScanDisk.

/IQ

Skips the check for cross-linked files.

/IN

Runs Setup without the Network Setup module.

Note:

The /a and /n switch options are no longer valid.
Use NETSETUP.EXE instead.

New documented Setup switches included with Windows 98/98 SE:

/IEBypasses Startup Disk Wizard. The %windir%CommandEBD folder and the Emergency Boot Disk (EBD) are not created.
/IHSkips Registry check.
/IVSkips billboards display during upgrade Setup from within Windows.

Undocumented Setup Switches:

/ip

Bypasses detection of unsupported plug and play devices.

/ir

Bypasses detection of system CMOS/BIOS and does not update the Master Boot Record (MBR).

/iw

Bypasses Microsoft EULA licensing screens/dialog boxes.

Example:

[EULA = End User License Agreement] 'SETUP /iw'

/NTLDR

Bypasses existing Operating System detection.

Note 1:

By default OEM/VAR Win95/NT full releases can be installed only on a new PC, without any previous OS, but this switch allows Setup to circumvent this issue.

Note 2:

Also, you can also create a new file in the root directory of your boot drive, size is irrelevant, and name it NTLDR, with no extension.

Note 3:

You may need to reconfigure the printer port in your BIOS to have ACPI work properly on your Windows 98 system.

Use of Additional Install Switches

/P

The /P switch allows additional switches to be used after those noted above. To use additional switches, you first include the '/P' switch, then a space and then the additional switches thereafter, separated by semicolons (;).

Example: /P b;f;g=<insert value>;i;p

Valid Values

b

Enables the 'Prompt Before' mode, allowing step-by-step manual device detection. Default is disabled.

f

Enables 'Clean Registry' mode: Builds a new Registry from scratch before starting hardware detection. Ignored if SETUP runs in GUI mode. Default is disabled.

g=

0 - 3 Controls the level of progress bar display. Maximum level is 3, showing all detected devices resources. Default is 0.

i

Bypasses detection of plug and play BIOSes/devices not listed in MACHINE.INF. Default is disabled.

j

Installs ACPI support. (Windows 98 only)

p

Enables performance timing logged in DETLOG.TXT. Default is disabled.

These value are preceded by a slash '/'

/N

Runs SETUP without mouse support.

/nm

Bypasses internal processor detection, to allow Win95/98 install on systems that do not meet Microsoft minimum requirements (i.e. 386, 486SX etc). This is important especially for Windows 98!

/d

Bypasses usage of installed Windows configuration and ignores existing settings in System.ini and Win.ini.

/ia

Skips Setup.inf 'AfterProvider' section.

/ib

Skips Setup.inf 'BeforeProvider' section.

/ic

Win98 boots without 16-bit real mode drivers.

If 'KeepRMDrivers=1' setting absent from the Registry, 16-bit drivers are not run from Config.sys or Autoexec.bat.

/if

Performs quick Setup.

Uses CacheFindFirst for filenames and speeds up DOS Setup. Verify for copied files is off.

/ich

Keeps Scandisk window visible during Setup. This is useful if Setup halts during Scandisk operation.

/ix

Skips codepage checking. Allows usage of different codepages for DOS and Windows.

/iy

Skips language conflicts.

/nr

Skips Registry check.

/S:inffile

Loads custom Setup.inf. Allows unknown drivers to install.

/T:directory

Specifies directory used by temporary setup files.

/nostart

If Setup runs from DOS or Windows/WfWG 3.11 on necessary DLL's are copied. This permits Setup to run on non-working Windows/WfWG 3.11 systems.

/domain:<name>

Automatic notification to NT domain. Win98 asks for network notification upon first load. Works only in server based networks with NT controlling usernames.

/SrcDir:<directory>

Creates custom directory for Win98 Setup files. New components are installed from this location.

The corresponding Registry key: HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSetup

/m

Bypasses playing of Setup sounds (.WAV).

/na

Bypasses Windows/MS-DOS program check. Valid values: 0 = Default. 1 = Windows programs not checked, MS-DOS programs blocked. 2 = MS-DOS programs not checked, Windows programs blocked. 3 = Windows and MS-DOS programs not checked.

/nd

Bypasses Migration.dll settings and forces Windows 98 to overwrite newer files (Use with caution!). Files that use .INF file ',32' flag force Windows 98 SETUP to keep newer versions.

/nf

Bypasses prompt to remove floppy disk from the drive. Used for bootable CD-ROMs. Same as: 1. BootCD file present in the cabinet folder. 2. 'BootCD=1' line present in MSBATCH.INF.

/nh

Bypasses running HWINFO.EXE at 0 percent files and RunOnce.

/nx

Bypasses SETUPX version check.

The following Microsoft Knowledge Base Articles explain the majority of the documented Windows 95, 98 and NT Setup switches.

    Windows 95 Setup Switches' and
  • 'Description of the Windows 98 Setup Switches'.
Cruzer

Note: Not all these SETUP parameters work with all Windows releases. You will need to test them to determine which are valid for your individual situation.

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Error Message

When you attempt to print a Microsoft Word document or send the document as a fax, you may receive the following error message:


No printers are installed. To install a printer, point to Settings on the Windows Start menu, click Printers, and then double-click Add Printer. Follow the instructions in the wizard.

To determine the unique number that is associated with the message that you receive, press CTRL+SHIFT+I. The following number appears in the lower-right corner of this message:

You may receive this message even though you have a printer installed.

What To Try

Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

There is no default printer driver installed

If you have a printer connected to the computer, but you do not have a default printer set up, use the Add Printer Wizard to install your printer and set it as the default.
If your printer is installed already, follow these steps.

Windows 98 Compatible Printer

  1. On the Windows Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Printers.
    NOTE: In Microsoft Windows XP, click Printers and Faxes on the Windows Start menu.

  2. Right-click the printer, and then click Set as Default on the shortcut menu.

If your printer is not installed yet, follow these steps:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Printers.
    NOTE: In Microsoft Windows XP, click Printers and Faxes on the Windows Start menu.

  2. Double-click the Add Printer icon, and then follow the instructions onscreen.

  3. When the wizard is completed, right-click the icon for the printer in the Printers dialog box, and then click Set as Default on the shortcut menu.

NOTE: Some printers have their own setup routines that bypass the Add Printer Wizard. Follow the instructions in your printer documentation to ensure that your printer is installed and configured correctly. If you need assistance to install your printer, you can use the articles listed in the 'More Information' section of this article to contact your printer manufacturer.

A printer driver is damaged and requires reinstallation

You need your Microsoft Windows CD-ROM, the printer driver disk, or the CD-ROM from the printer vendor to complete this procedure.

  1. On the Windows Start menu, point to Settings and then click Printers.
    NOTE: In Microsoft Windows XP, click Printers and Faxes on the Windows Start menu.

  2. Right-click your default printer, and then click Delete. If you are asked whether you want to remove extra files left on the system, click Yes.

  3. Double-click the Add Printer icon, and then follow the instructions to reinstall your printer driver.

If you have a printer driver that is supplied by your printer manufacturer, or you need to obtain an updated driver from your printer manufacturer, refer to one of the articles that is listed in the 'More Information' section for contact information.

The Win.ini file has incorrect, duplicate, or missing entries

You may need to correct the Win.ini file. To complete this procedure, you need to know the name of your printer driver.
NOTE: This cause does not apply to Windows Vista, to Microsoft Windows 2000, or to Microsoft Windows XP. The Win.ini file is used in Microsoft Windows 98 and in Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me) to load certain settings for the system. In Windows Vista, in Microsoft Windows 2000, and in Microsoft Windows XP, the Win.ini file is used for backwards compatibility.

  1. Click Start, point to Find, and then click Files or Folders.

  2. In the Named box, type Win.ini.

  3. In the Look in box, click your local hard drive, and then click Find Now.
    The Win.ini file is displayed at the bottom of the Find dialog box.

  4. Check the file size in the Size column. If it is larger than 64 kilobytes (KB), the Win.ini file is considered large. A large Win.ini file may indicate duplicate entries, which can cause this error message.
    NOTE: A very large Win.ini file may indicate a damaged Win.ini file. If you suspect the Win.ini file is damaged, see the 'The Win.ini File Is Damaged, or There Are Other Problems with the File' section of this article.

  5. Double-click the Win.ini file to open it. If the file is too large to open in Notepad, click Yes on the following message:

    This file is too large for Notepad to open.
    Would you like to use WordPad to read this file?

  6. Look for duplicate entries or sections. If you find any duplicate sections, you can comment them out by placing a semicolon (;) in front of the duplicate lines.

  7. The Devices section of the win.ini should list the friendly name of your printer, followed by an equal sign, the driver name, a comma, and then the port or network path.
    If the Devices section is missing, add it, as in the following example:

    [Devices]
    HP LaserJet 4/4M=HPPCL5MS,LPT1:
    HP LaserJet IIISi=HPPCL5MS,ServerSharename
    NOTE: The first HP LaserJet 4/4M is an example of a local printer. The HP LaserJet IIISi is an example of a network printer.

  8. If you make any changes, click Save on the File menu, and then restart the computer.

  9. After the computer restarts, attempt to print the document again in Word.

The Win.ini file is damaged, or there are other problems with the file

If the previous methods fail, you must create a new Win.ini file. Use this last method only after you attempt the previous methods.
NOTE: This cause does not apply to Windows Vista, to Windows 2000, or to Windows XP. The Win.ini file is used in Windows 98 and in Windows Millennium Edition (Me) to load certain settings for the system. In Windows Vista, in Windows 2000, and in Windows XP, the Win.ini file is used for backwards compatibility.

  1. On the Windows Start menu, point to Find, and then click Files or Folders.

  2. In the Named box, type Win.ini.

  3. In the Look in list, click your local hard drive, and then click Find.

  4. Right-click the Win.ini file, click Rename, and then type Win.old.

  5. Quit any programs that are running, insert your Windows CD-ROM, and then run Setup.

  6. Follow the instructions of the Setup Wizard to complete Windows setup.

NOTE: If you rename or delete the Win.ini file, and then restart the computer without running Setup, Windows automatically creates a new Win.ini file. However, the new Win.ini file contains only the Desktop section and the Embedding section. The Devices section and all other sections configured by your computer are missing.

IBM Client Access/400 software is installed

This error message can occur when you have the IBM Client Access/400 software installed. You can resolve the problem by uninstalling the IBM Client Access/400 software, but this may not be an ideal solution in most cases.
To help resolve this problem, contact IBM to determine whether you have the latest available patch.

There is a problem with the way that your fax software is set up

If you receive this error message when you attempt to send a fax, there may be a problem with the way that your fax software is set up. If your fax software is provided by a third party, refer to the documentation included with the software, or use the links in the 'More Information' section of this article to locate the manufacturer of your fax software.

More Information

Word 2002

For more information about printing problems, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

291336 How to troubleshoot printing problems in Word 2002 (Part 1)

291344 How to troubleshoot printing problems in Word 2002 (Part 2)

Printer has no windows 98 drivers

Word 2003 and Word 2007

For more information about printing problems, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Windows

Printer Has No Windows 98 Driver Download

826862 How to troubleshoot printing problems in Word 2007 or in Word 2003

Printer Has No Windows 98 Drivers

Vendor information

For information about how to contact your vendor, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/gp/vendorsMicrosoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.

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