"the" days have gone when you install manufacturer's driver's instead of windows driver's unless they have been certified - those cd's you have probably were written with win9X in mind.
In short delete the driver you have - reboot and see what winxp installs for you - if you are not happy with the winXP version go to "device manager" and ask to update the winxp driver - then say have disk and search the cd for the *.inf files - and then force XP to accept the one from the cd (ignore it if you are told the driver was not written for your printer).
any problems let me know
I recently installed an old Epson 580series printer as indicated by the manufacturer's CD, where clearly states that it should be used instead the Windows wizard for new hardware. Well, my PC (Win XP Pro) "accepted" both the drivers and the hardware and everything seemed OK, but now, whwenever I start my PC, it shows the "New HArdware...." window and asks for its installation. I simply click on "Cancel" and things go normal...printer is still there and working! But how can i tell XP -for good- that there's already a printer?