Thanks for the reply.
The C4200 (mine is C4280) is a Photosmart. printer. Print, flat bed scaner, with built in multi card reader,---USB interface only. No FAX or telephone interface (RJ11)
I would bet the USB stack would work.
I still have not back tracked to find out what INF or INI files I modified to get my Photosmart C4200 on line.
What I did was fine the C4100 and C3100 drivers for XP and 2000, and the C4200 drivers for XP all currently on HP's download site.
reading the setup .ini files and tracking down, I found the listings for the C4200 series ini and inf files (HP Photosmart C4200 series) and added the definitions to the C4200 every where the C4100 was listed.
I think the trick (in my case) was entering the correct vid &pid for the C4200.
it seems both the C4100 and C4200 use the same drivers for XP so it made sence the would use the same drivers for Win98
I still have some issues with the fonts in HP SCANNING (HPQSCNVW.EXE 188.8.131.52) but I am still working on it.
Some of HP's Windows 2000 installations have all of the software for Win98 still inside. They just do not have the definitions for the current products to self identify under Win98. Hence the hack.
PS Thanks again for the offer of the drivers jds.
Well, the OfficeJet 4200 and the PSC C4200 are both described as "All in One", so I thought they may essentially be the same. However, if the former supports fax, whereas the latter doesn't, then they are not the same. I've now found the PIDs for these beasties, the former is 3D11, whereas the latter is 5C11, so again, that indicates they are different.
However, they are both described as "Dot 4" and "Photosmart", and there are numerous differing PIDs that load the same driver files, so it's quite possible that some or all of the W98 driver files for the OJ4200 or similar AiO printers may be compatible with your C4200.
When I was installing drivers for my PSC 1610, I recall that there were at least half a dozen different devices that were detected and drivers installed, one after another. At one point, I was wondering if there would be an end to all this driver installation.
Anyway, I made a mistake earlier in reading the directory listing, that 'HP_AiO.zip' file is about 1MB, not 5.5MB, so I could probably e-mail it to you if you're interested (PM me if you are).