XP 64bit need drivers for HP PSC 1350 all in one

Here’s a solution I posted on Fixya a couple of years ago. (Number 2 in Blue below)

XP 64bit need drivers for HP PSC 1350 all in one

Problem with the HP PSC 1350 All-In-One Thermal Printer

By curtis_norma on Mar 06, 2009

I am using Windows XP 64bit and the disk that came with the printer does not support 64bit operating systems.I am using a HP PSC 1350 all in one printer / scanner / copier / and I don,t know how or where to get the drivers to download so I can print from my computer.I have a USB hook up and I,m still stuck on what to do. Please Help, Thanks

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o curtis_norma

o 2 years ago

RE: Best Solution (2 of 2) thank you so much You were right it was just a diagnostic driver and i was still having issues until now. Thanks Again! Curtis

RE: Best Solution (1 of 2) Sorry. This link does not contain x64 drivers for the HP product… merely some update.

Best Solution (1 of 2)

posted 2 years ago

ianwrkk

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you can download the drivers from hp.use this link.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?product=306888&lc=en&cc=uk&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=uk&submit=Go%20ã‚â»

ian

Solution 2

posted 2 years ago

Dirhyllykt Doc

· Rank: Apprentice

· Rating: 100%, 4 Votes

I cannot speak for the author or 3rd partys who may have been involved in the alteration or creation of this beta driver. It says that it’s an HP Beta driver for x64, and it seems to be working fine for me on XP x64. My system did not find any virus’s or spyware, and it is downloadable from cnet downloads which is usually a pretty reliable source for spyware free and virus free downloads. After much aggravation and a re-visit to past cussing sessions with clenched fists at the infinite money grubbing moronic attitude of the big companies (like HP and Epson) who want you to buy a new device so they don’t write the drivers you need for your existing and perfectly usable device, I came across this beta driver and gave it a chance. So far it seems to allow my PSC 1350 all in one to print flawlessly on XP x64! WHOO HOO!

HP can @#$%$#@! (this being the 5th or 6th go around with no drivers for an HP device that works fine on XP32, Vista 32 & 64, but not XP x64 (XP x64 being the most stable operating system MS has developed to date, I find it hard to understand why it’s become the re headed step child). I’ll never purchase another HP printer. (I fought this one desperately since it’s a brand new printer that was given to me as a gift.)

anyway, enough spouting off, here’s the link to the driver! ENJOY!

http://download.cnet.com/x64Drv5-64-0-17-exe/3000-2116_4-184036.html

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Dirhyllykt Doc

· 2 years ago

In regards to the solution above mine:

That is a link to the only software available from HP for the PSC1350 on XP x64 which is a diagnostic utility and NOT the needed driver. The diagnostic utility is pretty much useless without the actual printer driver, and it only works on about 50% of the machines I’ve installed it on running x64 anyway.

(Typo correction – “re headed” above should have been “Red Headed”)

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Dirhyllykt Doc

· 2 years ago

Here’s the same link from ZDnet which requires you to register and login, but it gives a good description of all the printer models supported:

http://downloads.zdnet.com/abstract.aspx?docid=611331

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Dirhyllykt Doc

· 9 months ago

I previously wrote about the solution for this using the x64 beta driver for XP. (Solution 2) I’ve since upgraded to Vista, and later to Windows 7 with a brand new Core i5 machine. I ran into difficulty because this driver will not install at all on windows 7, it gives 2 error messages, first saying you cannot install using the “Run as” command, and second saying the OS was not compatible. it was then I had a wonderful revelation:

1) go to http://www.7-zip.org/ then download and install the x64 version of 7zip. once installed, right click on the printer driver .exe file and choose 7 zip>> then extract to x64Drv5.64.0.17>>
this will extract all the files in the driver file into a folder.

2) add a printer. choose local printer, USB virtual connection. when it asks for a driver choose “have disk” then point it to the extracted folder.

The driver will install and work perfectly!

NOTE: if your downloaded file is named
x64Drv5.64.0.17, you may need to rename it and add the .exe to the end so it appears as “x64Drv5.64.0.17.exe”

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Want to do mirroring on Windows XP? Here’s How!

XP won’t mirror drives by default. MS gives you all the tasty little morsels left on the ground to follow, but after you’ve performed all the steps, you can’t add a mirror. Nice of em huh?

I came across a way to do it. (Because I built a custom machine that required it)

While the outline below does work, there’s a little more you have to do then what they had written, so I’ve added my own notes in red (make sure your machine has all the latest updates including service pack 3 before beginning this procedure and make sure your critical files are backed up):

Mirroring can only be done on the internal hard disk. It cannot be done on a USB or any other external hard disk. The disks used must be converted to dynamic disks. Mirroring has to be from the internal controller. This is probably due to operating constraints of I/O throughput. These steps need to be followed exactly for this to work and you to have a bootable system. You can use this procedure to create spanned disks also.

Here is an installation which will do most of the work. All you will need to do is to convert your drives to Dynamic Drives then add the mirror. Upon completion of the installation and restart the program Diskpart will start. You will then go to the section of these instructions labeled Create Dynamic Drives: (I created mine before I even started this procedure using windows disk manager, and it worked fine so you don’t have to use diskpart)

When you deploy this installation it is recommended that you check the box to allow windows to scan the protected files. Doing so will take some time when windows scans all the protected files but this will insure that the files for the mirroring will not be replaced or be deleted.

Manual Instructions

Preliminary Steps:

1. Download the XP Mirror Files & Installation XP Mirror Version 1.0 Build 1 (Updated 11/30/2007)

(I’ve also posted these files just in case)

XPMirror.ppt (download then rename to .zip, then extract)

XPMirror101Release (download then rename to .zip, then extract)

2. Extract the downloaded files into folders on your desktop.

3. Run XP Mirror Version 1.0 Build 1 (Updated 11/30/2007) (if diskpart automatically opens after you reboot, and you’ve already used windows disk manager to create your dynamic disks, you can just close diskpart and windows will continue booting as normal)

4. Boot into Safe Mode by doing the following:

Run msconfig and select Diagnostic Startup from the General Tab and /SAFEBOOT from the BOOT.INI Tab.
Click OK for the settings to take and then restart when it prompts you.

5. Create 2 folders under c:windowssystem32dllcache (Dllcache is a hidden folder but you can navigate to it by typing WindowsSystem32Dllcache in the address bar of Windows Explorer)

Called:

a) Original Disk Manager Files

b) Mirror Disk Manager Files

copy the three (XP Mirror) files that have been modified for this task to the:

a) C:WINDOWSSoftwareDistributionDownload9866fb57abdc0ea2f5d4e132d055ba4e

b) C:WINDOWSServicePackFilesi386

c) C: WindowsSystem32Dllcache

d) C: WindowsSystem32DllcacheMirror Disk Manager Files.

Mark all 3 files read only in each of these folders, and remove the “system” objects ability to write, delete or modify from each file

Copy the 3 original files from C:windowssystem32 & C:windowssystem32drivers to your C:windowssystem32dllcacheOriginal Disk Manager Files folder.

DO NOT DELETE THE ORIGINAL FILES FROM THE WINDOWSSYSTEM32 AND SYSTEM32DRIVERS FOLDERS YET OR YOUR SYSTEM WILL BE UNBOOTABLE.

a) All files in these folders should show the following attributes:
08/12/2004 12:35 AM 204,800 dmadmin.exe
08/12/2004 12:37 AM 780,928 dmboot.sys
08/12/2004 12:38 AM 330,752 dmconfig.dll

4. Copy your C: WindowsSystem32DllcacheMirror Disk Manager Files & C :windowssystem32dllcacheOriginal Disk Manager Files – folders and paste them under the Windows folder. (You will want to do this for backup because if a Windows Update or a software package updates these files your system will not boot. You will be keeping multiple copies of the original files as well as the modified files.) If your machine fails to boot due to changes, You will need to use the Windows System Recovery Console to copy these files back to the DLLCACHE folder and to the WindowsSystem32 and WindowsSystem32Drivers folders so that your system will boot properly again. (theoretically that won’t happen if you removed the “systems” ability to delete or modify the files and you marked them read only) (The Windows System Recovery Console will not let you copy files from any other folder except the Windows folder.)

5. Run msconfig and Select Normal Startup from the General Tab and check the BOOT.INI Tab to make sure /SAFEBOOT is unchecked

Secondary Steps:

1 Go to Windowssystem32 and delete the files dmadmin.exe and dmconfig.dll.
2 Go to Windowssystem32drivers and delete dmboot.sys.

Windows will automatically replace these files with the ones from dllcache after a few seconds. Once they’ve been replaced, check the properties to make sure the files match the dates and sizes shown in the list above. You must do this to make sure that the correct files will be replaced in the event of the files being updated or changed.

Create Dynamic Drives:

There is a program named Diskpart that you must run at the DOS command prompt. (but you don’t have to if you’ve already created the dynamic disks by using windows disk manager – if you did, skip to Number 6 below)

1. Run the Diskpart program to get the >Diskpart prompt
2. Select the primary hard disk that you are going to use.
Diskpart> Select Disk 0
3. Convert this disk to a dynamic disk. Mirroring can only be used on dynamic disk.
Diskpart> Convert Dynamic
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each internal disk you want to use for mirroring or spanning.
5. Exit Diskpart.
Diskpart> Exit

6. After the conversion of the basic disk to dynamic disk you may need to restart for the effects to take place. (I didn’t)

7. After restarting is complete. Go to Start->Programs->Control Panel then select Administrative Tools, then Computer Management. (or you can right click on my computer and choose “manage”) Select Disk Management and you will see your dynamic drives. Your second drive should be unallocated (Not formatted). Right click on the partition you want to mirror then select “Add Mirror” then select the disk you want the mirror created on. Windows XP will automatically create at the start of free space on the selected disk the same size partition as the partition you selected on the first disk then start to mirror it dynamically. You can do this with the data partitions as well.

This procedure works on XP with Service Pack 2 installed.XP Service Pack 3 may change these files preventing it from working. (which is probably why I had to add the parts I did)

My XP version kept copying the XP versions over the top of the mirror versions until I figured out that not only does dllcache store backups and use them to replace missing files, but so does the servicepackfiles folder and the software distribution folder. Once I made the changes you see in red here, it worked beautifully for me.

Updated by Dirhyllykt Doc

Good luck!

Procedure Created, Verified and Tested
By Ralph James
Randem Systems, Inc
August 19, 2007

Reference:

Viktor Toth’s Web Site
Toms Hardware

Shake ’em away!

More Windows 7 Tips:

Some of these are repeats, but I just got such a kick out of the first one I’ll list it here:

1. Shake ’em away

Ever had 10 Notepad, two Powerpoint and 50 Outlook windows open?

Want to minimize all of them except the most important one?

In Windows 7, you can grab the top of the window and shake it about to scare away all of the other open windows. Simple.

Try it, open a bunch of windows, then grab the top of one and shake back and forth.

http://www.techradar.com/news/computing/pc/18-cool-things-windows-7-does-that-vista-doesn-t-628892

One more tip – creating system images Like GHOST

Windows 7 has a “Ghost” like feature built in. Start – All programs – Maintenance – backup & Restore, then at left, create a system image.

This is a great feature and allows you to restore the system exactly as it was like a ghost image would. (so it might be a good idea to also create a system recovery disk to boot to

In case you ever need to restore the image from boot up)

Another little tip – if you wish to keep multiple images on hand, all you have to do is copy the image folder to another folder and/or rename it (I add the date to the end of the folder.)

The folder will exist on the target drive you chose to backup your image to. The folder is called “WindowsImageBackup”

-Doc

Awesome Win 7 Secrets & Activation

From the email archive 11/17/2009

Check out this page from maximum pc. The keyboard shortcuts alone at the articles beginning are worth the read – like:

Hold Ctrl + shift then click – to launch an app from the task bar or start menu (with admin rights)

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/20_windows_7_tweaks_tips_%E2%80%93_every_secret_uncovered_date

and BTW, Win 7 does have to be activated, to check – right click “computer” then click on properties. Scroll to bottom, what does it say about activation?

If it says “WINDOWS IS ACTIVATED” then you’re good to go

If it says “windows will activate automatically in xx days” – then you should probably do it yourself because auto activation is known to fail, especially on volume license versions

Mine wouldn’t activate on its own, it kept trying and erroring. So I decided to do it by hand, and again encountered errors. The error message would just say it failed, but would

Have an underlined link that said “Details” when I clicked on that I found the following message:

Code 0x8007232B – DNS name does not exist

Adding DNS Server IP’s does not solve the problem. This is actually a throw back to Windows server 2003 and early Vista activation issues and interestingly the fix is

Kind of stupid. There’s a link that says “Enter new product key” next to the activation status area. You click that, but put your same key in and it activates successfully.

(this is probably because it never asked you for a key during install, and so is trying to activate with a blank key)

If you don’t activate and windows keeps failing automatic activation, you will eventually get locked out of the system.

In the past, Vista did this because you had to activate using the admin account, and not an admin equivalent. By default the account you set up when you install is given admin equivalent

And the real admin account is disabled. Whether this is part of the issue or the solution or not, I recommend that while logged in under your default account, that you:

1) Right click the computer icon and choose manage

2) Go to local users and groups, then users below that

3) Right click on the administrator account and choose properties

4) Untick the account disabled check box

5) Save by clicking ok

6) Now right click on the administrator account and choose reset password (answer yes or continue since the account has never been in use and is not logged in)

7) Type in a strong password for the account

This is your back door. If your admin equivalent account hoses for any reason, and this admin account is disabled you might just be done. At least with admin enabled and password protected you can get in to fix stuff.

-Doc

Windows 7 Open Command Prompt Here Tip

Just found out this cool tip.

With windows XP, when you had the power toys installed, you could right click on a folder in windows explorer, and have the choice “Open Command Prompt Here”

This functionality is already built into windows 7, you just hold down the left shift key, then right click on the folder and there it is “Open Command Prompt Here”

-Doc