Take a look at the first image; are you able to select aport when trying to install a printer manually and/or can you create a port by clicking on the bottom radio button on your computer? Look at the 2nd image; is thisthe error you are getting when you try to continue installing it? Couldyou also please check the event log to see if you are seeing any Yellow warningentries or Red Error entries in the Application and System logs? Start-> Control Panels -> Administrative Tools -> Event Log.
It sounds the print enviroment is totally messed up.
Can you check the following registry key:
Make sure there is an enviroments key there.
If it is possible, compare that key to the registry key on a functioning system.
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Would you agree to a remote controlled session in which i can connect to your computer to fix the problem. it's totally option and you have the ability to disconnect at any time. Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested, so i can better understand your registry.
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Hi Mike,With everything we have done it sounds like that you will need to reinstallXP. I'm not sure what you tried with Daniel, but from everything that I'mhearing is that this problem isn't going to be fixed with outreinstalling. You may be able to do a repair install to fix the printersproblem. If I was going to go through the trouble of reinstalling though Iwould backup my data and start over with a fresh clean install of XP.If I can be of any more assistance for you please let me know.Thank You,Michael D.