Since, a XP re-install was done, that suggests you need to be sure all drivers, etc. for the FULL INSTALL is complete. You supplied no info on your system, etc. thus, you need to verify the system ports are enabled. If your printer is USB, then install that as XP OS alone won't. If this is USB, you need to remove all USB devices to lessen any hassle in this regard. Then install such devices as the makers provide, because they do differ and/or your attention is on "1 device" at a time, rather a slew of them. Check it out...

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