HP Laserjet 5

Oct 28, 2010
I have a Laserjet 5 which has served me faithfully for a long time. Recently I got a virus or some other problem that resulted in having to do a full hard drive wipe and reinstall XP (SP3) from disc. I am unable to get the Laserjet up and running again. I never had a disc for it, plug and play found it and loaded the programs without any hitch. Now plug and play loads so far then bins it, finds the printer, almost completes loading then I get:

An error occurred during installation of the device
The data is invalid

Trying loading a printer on LPT1 it loads so far then ends up with a window showing:

The printer was not installed. Operation could not be completed.

I have tried downloading drivers from HP but after unzipping the file all I seem to have are text files. Getting frustrated with other sites offering drivers but all you get is a driver detective or similar. Any suggestions?
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