asked Aug 22, 2010 at 11:10pm
Hp HP LaserJet 2100

Printer Not Showing in Device and Printers


I have an HP Laserjet 2100 Parallel printer. my devices and printers are not appearing on the devices and printers window even it is connected to the computer.but if you plug a usb the flash drive was recognized but the device is not available in the remove hardware icon....but on the deivce manager all drivers are ok...

any idea?
If the printer icon is not displaying in Devices and Printers , you can view the printer properties, print queue, and preferences by following these steps.
On the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon ( ), and then click Devices and Printers . The Devices and Printers windows opens.Under Devices , right-click on the computer icon.
The device menu opens.
On the menu, click one of the following options for the printer.
See what's printing : Lists the current print jobs for the printer.
Set as default printer : Set your printer as the default printer.
Printing preferences : Customize the options for your printouts.Printer properties : Lists the properties for your printer.
Delete print queue : Allows you to delete the printer driver from Devices and Printers.
get more information and help from here
by unknown on Aug 22, 2010 at 11:15pm Add comment
Did it ever work on this computer. Appears from you description you are using a usb to parallel adapter which means the computer has to load the drivers for the adapter and some of them just cause problems. Plug the adapter into another usb port without it being connected to the printer and see if the computer see the adapter. If not the adapter is the issue.
by dmzcompute on Aug 23, 2010 at 5:24am Add comment