February 13th, 2005


The Color Out of Space: Help needed with COMPAQ and HP

Last September, I got a COMPAQ Presario SR1010NX (Celeron 2.7GHz) and upgraded it to 768Mb RAM == 256 + 512 from Crucial, adding a 200Gb 7200rpm internal IDE hard drive from Upgrade-Solution.com to the 40Gb IDE drive it had. I then replaced its 48/24 CD-R/RW with a CenDyne DVR-105 16/4/8/2 CD-R/RW/DVD-R/RW from Staples. Bundled with this computer was an HP psc 1350 All-in-One printer, scanner, and copier.

A week ago, I ordered a pack of 3 black (#56) and 1 CMY tri-color (#57) ink refills for from MyInks.com, a gift maker kit with extra iron-ons from 77colors.com, and I am about to buy a photo ink cartridge (#58) from Amazon.com.

However, I still can't get my COMPAQ PC to recognize the bundled printer. I've only been trying to install from the "psc 1300 series" CD (the specific driver doesn't seem to be there on the CD). Any advice?

I can't get the DVD-R drive to work, either, but that's a matter of buying Nero 6.x or trying my bundled copy that came with the drive.

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