LJREADME.TXT Driver File Contents (hp6l.ZIP)

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                          README FILE
                              for
          HEWLETT-PACKARD'S LASERJET 6L PRINTING SOFTWARE
                         
                          for Use With

                MICROSOFT WINDOWS 3.1 and 3.11
              WINDOWS FOR WORKGROUPS 3.1 and 3.11
                           WINDOWS 95:

The LJREADME contains late information found too late to provide in
official documentation or README files.

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Printers Supported, Component Version Numbers, System Requirements
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The LJREADME provides information for "HP LaserJet 6L Printing 
System" as available in-box, from HP electronic services, and from HP 
driver distribution centers:

Components:                                Version Numbers:
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HP LaserJet 6L Printing System:        	   C
HP LaserJet 6L Installer:                  C
HP Host Based Printer Driver:              14.7
HPBLA PCL Printer Driver:                  1.01
HP LaserJet Uninstaller			   14.7

System Requirements for (PCL) Printing System (Minimum):
    - Windows 3.1x or Windows 95
    - 386 processor or greater
    - 4MB RAM
 
System Requirements for (Host Based) Printing System (Minimum):
    - Windows 3.1x or Windows 95
    - 486 processor or greater
    - 8MB RAM (16MB RAM Recommended)

More information on printing system issues and how to obtain software
not covered in this LJREADME can be found in the READMEHP.WRI README
file, the driver help files, and your user's manual.

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After Installation on Window 95, System says new hardware found
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If after installing the printer software and Windows 95 reboots
the system says "New Hardware Found-HP LaserJet 6L. In rare cases after
installing the software, Windows 95 does not recognize that the software
is installed.  If this happens just check the box that says 
"Do not install a driver(Windows will not prompt you again)".

Document does not print correctly with PCL Driver
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Several things can cause a document to not print correctly; not 
enough memory in the printer to handle the document being printed, 
incorrect behavior by applications, Windows or printer drivers, or 
incorrect settings in the printer drivers.  If using the HP 
LaserJet 6L (PCL) printer driver, try printing in either 
HP-GL/2 or Raster modes or changing resolutions from 600 to 300.  
These modes can be selected in the printer setup dialog under the 
Print Quality sheet.


If you continually receive Printer not Found messages or Pages never 
start to print
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WARNING: Only use this workaround if you are NOT using any other devices
on the same parallel port (such as: Zip drive and Tape backups) as the 
HP LaserJet 6L.

In your C;\windows\system directory delete the file hpwemon.386.  Then,
copy the file emonport.csc (on Disk 3 of your HP LaserJet 6l software)
to c:\windows\system and rename it hpwemon.386.  Now reboot you computer.

This workaround should not only fix printer not found problems with 
some parallel ports, but will also increase the speed of printing in 
most cases.

 
Correcting printing problem with the additional printer driver
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You receive two drivers for the HP LaserJet 6L printer.  The
installation program installs the Host Based driver if your PC meets the
minimum requirement of the Host Based Driver, otherwise the PCL driver
is installed.  If you have any problems when using the "Typical" option 
of the installer with the Host Based Driver. 
You can install the PCL driver by using the CUSTOM installation option in 
the setup program. 

Device drivers that cause printing problems
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The following device drivers are known to cause problems when printing.  
To correct the problem, search your system.ini file for any of the drivers
below.  To disable the driver place a semicolon (;) in front of the driver
line and then restart windows. (i.e.  ;DEVICE=vecpd.386)

These drivers are known to cause problems:

Cis1284.386
Lex01.386
Okiport.386
Sumovmi.386
Vcpd.386
Vecpd.386
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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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