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As for the printer, if a USB printer, be sure to follow the instructions carefully. Driver installation must follow a particular routine, on some, to be successful.
I am having problems with two computers on our home network.
The first one is an internet issue, I think, when my daughter logs onto the internet the hour glass next to the cursor does not go away and her background blinks on and off. You have to click when it is "on" or it does not work. She has a newer gateway, running win XP.
The other computer (other daughter) for some reason I cannot install the printer information for her to share our printer on the main computer. The printer was deleted in error and now I cannot seem to reinstall (even with disc) She has a new Dell with Win XP. Also cannot play games on internet, says Java is not enabled, but I have checked and it is.
Help would be greatly appreciated, if possible. If not, time to call my computer guy.