09-17-2012 07:30 AM
I have a windows 95 stand alone computer that has no access to internet. I need to install new driver for deskjet 722c. When I download the driver on another computer and copy it to a cd, the cd creates an archive copy. A pop up window warns that some information attatched to the file will be lost. When this archive copy is run, I get a warning that it cannot write to the directory. How can I get a usable copy of the driver onto the cd so I can transfer it to the stand alone computer?
09-17-2012 07:53 AM
I was able to copy the file to a CD, but when I ran it, it kept error-ing out. Could not create the directory.
So, you can't copy the file to a CD.
If you run the file on another PC, it extracts just fine (at least it did for me).
After the file extracts, you will see four folders labeled Disk 1 to Disk 4.
That tells me you need to put the contents of those folders onto 4 floppy disks in order to load the drivers.
I'm thinking you copy the contents of the folders (without the folders) on the numbered floppy disks 1 -4 and then run the Setup.exe file in disk 1.
It should load drivers and ask you to insert the rest of the disks consecutively, I would imagine.
09-17-2012 08:58 AM
Ok that sounds great in theory. When I ran the file on my xp based machine it appeared to run fine but I don't see any evidence of the exrtacted file? Where do I look?
09-17-2012 09:09 AM
I saved the .exe file in the 'My Documents" folder.
Ran it, and it created a folder in the same folder (My Documents) named DJ720C.
When you open that folder, you will see four folders labeled Disk1, Disk2, Disk3, Disk4.
And as I posted above, you want to open each of those Disk folders, and copy the all the contents in each opened disk folder, to four correspondingly labeled formatted floppy disks.
09-17-2012 09:25 AM
09-17-2012 09:32 AM
It has been my experience that trying that won't work.
You have nothing to lose by trying though.
Copy the contents of all 4 open "Disk" folders onto a CD and then run the setup.exe file.
If it works, great. If it doesn't, you will need to add a FDD to the PC.
You may be able to use a USB FDD, but the PC may be too old to recognize it.