Okay... I finally found the solution... I did another search in MSN Live and
located related to Windows XP and Windows 2000... If anyone else has this
problem, the solution is in the Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 261302...
This behavior may occur if a third-party version of the Wsnmp32.dll,
Ntprint.dll, Tcpmib.dll, Mgmtapi.dll, or Snmpapi.dll file has been copied to
the %SystemRoot% folder.
To resolve this behavior, rename or delete these files in the %SystemRoot%
folder. These files are taking precedence over the Microsoft-supplied file in
the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder.
I found the Snmpapi.dll under the root folder, renamed it (for safety
reasons) and it worked like a dream.... didn't even have to reboot. I was
able to configure my port, correct the IP address and now my printer works
again... Hope this helps anyone else who has this problem.. Have a
wonderful day ... I know I will!