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Q: windows 8 printer issue

on windows 8 client machine usb printer driver needs to install everyday after every reboot

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Preferred Solution: windows 8 printer issue

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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In device manager my printer, HP Laser Jet 1320 is "working properly" but it doesn't show in printers and faxes. Has anyone had similar issues in windows 7? Regards, Max.
 

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hi have a look here http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/category/w7itpro/
 

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The printer is an old HP LaserJet P2015 connected to a Windows 7 Pro (32-bit) machine.  Every morning, when the user boots the computer up and logs in, that printer will show as an unknown device under Devices and Printers.  The actual printer
icon for the P2015 will be grayed out.  If you just turn the printer off and back on the unknown device goes away, and the P2015 icon will go back to ready.  I have tried multiple USB cable and ports on the computer and a powered USB hub.  I've
tried multiple drivers, and the only one that really wants to work is the actual HP driver for the P2015 (which took a while to find).  The HP universal print drivers all have their own quirks with it.  I've adjusted power setting for maximum efficiency,
ran sfc /scannow, ran chkdsk /r, and some other things that I cannot remember.  Is there anything I can try that I didn't list?

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on windows 8 client machine usb printer driver needs to install everyday after every reboot

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Ok I have an HP deskjet 3520 that is hooked into my FreeBSD server. The FreeBSD is all good and not one problem there. Now the problem is trying to get it to use on XP sp2 boxes. I can not see it in network places and I have tried to add it via local port method that has worked before but it says my local port is access denied. How do I turn it on?
 

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I can't seem to find anything about my specific problem. I had an HP PSC 2410 all-in-one series printer connected to a Dlink print server. The printer started making terrible noises when it started up, so I disconnected it and reconnected an old deskjet instead. I recently fixed the all-in-one (turned out i just needed to clean the scanning glass and mirrors), but the print server no longer powers up. Now here's the real issue:

I can't get the printer to install locally via USB port. I was finally able to delete the network printer (it kept coming back after reboot, offline), but I can' get Windows to auto-detect and install the drivers. I can't even download the drivers from the HP website because they aren't available (windows update only). I can't manually add the printer either, because the virtual USB port is unavailable. I'd really like to get this printer running again, especially because I brought it back from the dead and I really need to scanner. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Hello,

We have a W7 printer issue as follows: My wife and I both have W7 Home Premium, 64bit, machines networked together. She has an HP PhotoSmart 7600 printer. I can see it and print to it from my network connection. I can print plain paper or photo paper from my machine. My wife however can only print plain paper from her machine. She cannot print pictures. We went through the driver replacement/refresh recommended by HP and rebooted the machine. It immediately recognized the printer as an HP PhotoSmart 7660.

I can print fine from my machine over the network but she still cannot print pictures. Anybody have any ideas?
 

A:Windows 7 Printer Issue

The HP Photosmart 7600 series printer has 2 models:

7655

7660

You apparently have the latter model.

The "solve a problem" and "How to" sections may be helpful to you.

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Well after spending about 20 hours of my life on researching this problem online and trying all kinds of "fixes" I am turing to this board for help.

I have a Gateway FX 6802 - 64 bit computer running Windows 7. Brand new - purchased 2 months ago. I also have an Epson 1280 printer which I have had for years. When I initially set the computer up, I just plugged in the printer via USB and it found the drivers and worked. No issues. Epson doesn't have drivers for the 1280 for Windows 7 anyway...but I had 2 months of no issues.

A few days ago, I noticed when I went to print something from my Microsoft Home and Student Word 2007 program, it wouldn't print. It said my print spooler was not on. I researched and went through the steps to get it back on, and to clear out ther files in my system32/spool/printer folder and then turned it back on via services.msc. Here is the strange part.

I can print any Word docs that I created previosuly within the past 2 months, or docs I created prior to getthing this computer. No problem. I can print photos. I can print PDF files. The only time I run into an issue is when I go into Word 2007 to create a new doc. It won't print. It shuts the spooler off. I'll have the print spooler window open and I will watch it - once I hit the print button in a NEW document - it changes status from started to stopped. Then, I have to clear out the printers folder in the system32/spool/printers which will contain 2 files usually named something such as... Read more

A:Windows 7 Printer Spool Issue - PLEASE help.

Hey Robsmail,
That is a nasty problem.

If you have your Office installation disk, try repairing or reinstalling MS Word. It might have just been a bad install.

~Lordbob

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I recently completed a build using Windows 7 and everything went fine except I am having a fit with my HP 1018 laserjet printer. When I try to send something to the printer it takes at least 30 minutes before it actually prints. I have visited HP's website and downloaded the driver that is supposed to work with this printer and Windows 7 but still no luck. Any words of wisdome would be greatly appreciated.
Steve
 

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Hello all!

I just installed the RP and loving it. The only issue I have is that I cannot set my default printer! The option isnt even available when you right click the printer. I know from experience, if you are logged in as a temp profile, you cannot perform any actions such as this. I think I might BE logging in with a temp profile, but under users it shows my name, and administrator so Im confused. Any ideas??

A:Default printer issue with Windows 8

Where are you right clicking? You have tried Control Panel - Devices and printers?

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Do you know if Windows 7 is compatible with Dell's 922 AIO printer? I cannot get it to fully install and print, either with the CD that came with the printer or by downloading from the Dell's web site...Please help my Mom!! Thx
 

A:Windows 7 compatibility printer issue

Looks like its not compatible. See here -> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/Search.aspx?type=Hardware&s=922%20AIO

You can use the Windows 7 Compatiblility web site to verify software & hardware.
 

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I have a weird one that I am hoping someone can assist with,

Background Info ? 4 PCs and 3 Printers in office all Windows 7 ? One PC acts as Print Server and shares the TWO of the Three printers using Windows Homegroup. Third Printer is direct connected via USB to Bosses PC.

Problem ? On Bosses PC only ? All Shared Printers will just go offline. It is not a network issue or homegroup issue as she (the boss) can see other homegroup resources such as shared drive and Shared folders. It appears to happen after she prints to her USB printer then tries to go to a shared printer. (This is my guess, Not tested and verified).

Other Info ? No one else in office has this issue, Boss will not give up her USB printer(it is old but reliable for her), A restart of her machine sometimes fixes the problem but not always.

I am truly at a loss any help or work around would be appreciated.
 

A:Strange Issue with Printer and Windows 7

In an office environment, I would do away with printer sharing and simply place all of the printers on the network. Then you don't have to deal with Windows glitches and conflicts.
 

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Hi,

I have recently upgraded my system from windows vista to windows 7. Everything seems to work fine except the printer - Dell all in one printer 922. To solve the issue, I have followed several solutions from different forums. For e.g., according to one solution (this solution seemed sensible), I have deleted the printer from my system, uninstalled all the printer driver software and have tried to use the vista 32 drivers to get my printer working. But all in vain. I have tried the process almost ten times now and I am tired. That's why I have come to this forum. Please could any one of you help me resolve this issue. Thank you in anticipation.

Chai

A:Windows 7 - Dell aio 922 Printer Issue

I had the same problem with my Dell AIO 964... Try downloading the the Patch/Upgrade .Zip file from the Dell website. When it finishes downloading open it and run the DellCleanUpUtility.exe this will delete the driver that Windows 7 automatically installed. When the Utility completes it will ask to reboot, allow it do so, then procede to install the windows vista version of your printer driver from the Dell website. Cho Yung Tea

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I had a problem with my HP printer not scanning via the wireless network even thought it did in the past. I could print wirelessly. The ADD/REMOVE program wouldn't allow me uninstall it came up with an installation error when trying to do so.I then went onto a HP forum to try and get help and was directed towards deleting the HP files and downloading the HP driver from scratch. Afetr manually deleting the HP folders/files and downloading the relevant full HP driver I now get an installation error when trying to install the printer. I am now at a point that the PC doesn't even recognise the printer on the network and I can't install the driver. Is this something to do with the ADD/REMOVE program not being able to uninstall properly?
 

A:Solved: Windows XP/Printer Issue

Trying to remove a program manually is always a bad idea. You can never find everything that needs to be removed, especially in the registry. The only thing it will accomplish, is prevent further installation of the software.

If the software is still showing inside "Add or Remove Programs" chances are you might be able to remove leftovers with the free Revo Uninstaller, but I wouldn't bet on it. Still worth a try though.
 

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I have a 2 Zebra Label Printers (2 models) that is shared on two separate computers (both with XP) on our networked that is pushed out to all the other computers on the network via group policy on the server (Server 2003). One of these printers will push out to the Windows 7 machine but the other one will not. If you try to add it manually the printer is listed as one of the network printers however it will error, saying it cannot make a connection with an error code of 0x0000007a. Anyone have a solution on how to remedy the problem?
 

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Hello,

I have just installed Windows 7 pro on my older computer (PCi slots only). I have an HP IIIp laserjet that I have used reliably for many years - love the quality of print. It has a parallel port connection to Mobo.

I have installed the updated drivers and computer recognizes it but when I direct a job to it , it just briefly turns on the receipt light then does nothing. I then have to go to the printer and cancel the print job.

Does this mean I have to abandon this jewel? (No support available form HP)

Thanks for looking at this post.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 3.06GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2030 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953869 MB, Free - 552302 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation , D865GVHZ , AAC72419-110 , FCHZ55303878
Antivirus: CenturyLinkô Online Security 9.01, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Windows 7 issue with old HP IIIp Printer

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Hi all,
Hoping someone out there may be able to help with the following.

I have a Canon MG8250 all in one printer/scanner. All was fine on Windows 8, but then upgraded to 8.1 a couple of weeks ago. Just got round to using the printer and scanner and the printer wouldn't work (scanner was fine). Uninstalled MP drivers and reinstalled from Canon site and all seemed fine with the printing. Alas the scanner now would not work. Did the same, uninstalled MP Navigator Ex and reinstalled from Canon site, but no fix this time. PC says "Cannot start MP Navigator Ex" and printer says "Set PC to start scanning".

Anybody know how to fix?

Thanks,
Peter

A:[SOLVED] All in One printer issue with Windows 8.1 update

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

You are using software and drivers for Windows 8.1?

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I have a 2 Zebra Label Printers (2 models) that are shared printers on two separate computers (both with XP) on our networked that are pushed out to all the other computers on the network via group policy on/print management on the server (Server 2003). One of these printers will push out to the Windows 7 machine but the other one will not. If you try to add it manually on the Windows 7 machine the printer is listed as one of the network printers however it will error, saying it cannot make a connection with an error code of 0x0000007a. Looking in Print Management on the server the printer that does push out is on the list of printers and the that does not push out is not, even though it is listed in the list of printers under printers and faxes. This printer has added to deploy under group policy though and still does not push out to the Windows 7 machines but will to all our XP machines. Anyone have a solution on how to remedy the problem?

A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 & Network Printer Issue

Are you specifically using a driver designed for Windows 7 on the Win7 machines? By default, the print server will push out the driver installed to the client when first connected, so if the driver being used is for XP or 2003, it may not work properly under Win7. That error message means "ERROR_INSUFFICIENT_BUFFER", which would indicate a driver issue indeed.

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I got a new laptop loaded with seven. I have an older HP7150. New pc runs 64 bit, printer 32. When I plugged in printer, it loaded "sometype" of driver that said it would work. Well, it sorta does and don't and for the most part, it jams up, feeds through unprinted paper and etc. Upon further reading I found where 32 bit devices do not work with 64. So, I called HP and they provided a little free help and I took it, up to the point where they wanted $$ for there help. So, what I did find out that by going to command prompt and typing driverquery that I do not have any type of 7150 driver. By going to the HP does not offer a 64 bit driver for seven, only for vista. Hmm, thought I'd give the vista driver a whirl...and this PC is so smart, in will not unload the driver. It just comes up with a message and says something like..."it's been determined that the driver you are already using, is better than the one that you want to use". Hmm, so can somebody please tell me, where I can find an actual driver that will work, that I can download to say, my thumb drive, that I can actually locate and installed in the printer properties? Thank you
 

A:Solved: printer driver issue w/windows 7 pro

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Recently got a new laptop (with windows 10) and switched to cable internet.
My printer says it is connected to wifi, my laptop is connected
I can only print if it is connected with a cord

someone said it could be a windows 10 issue??

my printer is a brother mfc-j875dw

HELP greatly appreciated!!!
 

A:Brother printer not printing wifi - windows 10 issue??

Hi and welcome!
I found these steps from Brother's support section of their website.

1. Turn off your Brother machine. Wait a few seconds, then turn it on again.
Wait at least three minutes for the machine to join the network.
If the issue continues, go to STEP 2.

2. Use the Network Connection Repair Tool to fix the Brother machine's network settings. It will assign the correct IP address and the Subnet Mask.
> Click here to see how to use the Network Connection Repair Tool
If the issue continues, go to STEP 3.

3. Check your machine's wireless status by printing the WLAN report.
> Click here to check the wireless status on the WLAN report.

If your WLAN report is stating "Connection OK", although you can not print, refer to "Check the wireless status on the WLAN report" and check "Connection: OK"
 

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Hey,
During the phase of printer installation when the software asks to plug in the printer, windows popped up and asked it I wanted it to find software for the printer. I accidentally clicked the option where windows wouldn't bother with the printer (I forget how it was phrased exactly), and now the actual installation software wont detect the printer.

Anyone have any idea how I can make windows refind the printer?

I'm running Vista 64-bit. Thanks much!
 

A:Issue with installing printer - accidentally set windows to not detect it

Check Device Manager (Start->Run-> Devmgmt.msc) for any yellow queried devices (ie your printer specifically)
Then right click on it and select remove (it may say Delete or Uninstall)
Then restart, and try installing again
 

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Solved issue about sharp AR M-236 in Windows 8. I've been trying to connect to a shared printer on an OS running on Windows XP. No drivers were given for Winows 8. The first thing to do is disabling driver signature in Windows 8 that is given as default:
Disable Driver Signature Verification

Then you have to install the driver (depending on 64-bit or 32-bit architecture):
http://www.tradenet.sharp.co.uk/file.../ARM236664.exe
http://www.tradenet.sharp.co.uk/file.../ARM236615.exe

During installation you will be asked to specify whether the printer is shared or directly connected. Choose shared and then specify the canonical windows path, for example:
\\John\SHARPAR-236

where John is the computer where the copier Sharp Ar-m236 is installed and working...

Hope it helps

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Hi,
Not really sure where to post this question so if there's a better forum just let me know.
We bought a new HP Color LaserJet Pro M452dn printer and I set it up today.  Installed it on my printer server and set it to deploy using group policy.  Seems to be working fine on our Windows 7 desktops but I have a Windows 8.1 workstation and
it isn't deploying.
Since it is the day after patch Tuesday I decided to run Windows Updates and interestingly enough the printer shows up as an Important Update.  Ok, so I tell it to install but it fails with an error code of 80070490.
Searched for help with that error found a few suggestions, running sfc and dism, but so far none of that has helped.  I also tried deleting the port thinking since I had used it in the past it may need to recreate it, didn't help.
So I'm stumped, I've rebooted the computer dozens of times, even turned it off for a while, no help.  I even manually installed the printer to see if having the drivers pre-loaded would help but it didn't.
Any suggestions?  Anyone run into this issue before?
Thanks in advance,
Linn

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My new windows 7 computer is a dell package from staples. It's an Inspiron 660, 3 ghz, 4 megs ram, 64 bit, intel pentium processor. It's running Windows 7 Home edition. It's on a 'workgroup' network with two xp machines, one of which shares data files that reside on the win7 machine.

My usb receipt printer is an Epson tm-u220D. This printer is not plug and play, so the driver had to be downloaded and force fed. No problem there really; after a few tries we got the printer to print a test page and the accounting software (Bottom Line Accounting) seems to recognize it fine.

This setup is used as the cash register in a retail store, and prints receipts for customers on paper rolls.

Here is the minor glitchy problem - when we print a receipt it prints fine, but then we can see the red error light on the printer start flashing, and the next receipt won't print until we switch the printer off and back on. Also we see a local downlevel document in the queue that goes away in about a half minute whether we turn the printer off or not, and it instantly disappears if we do turn it off.

It's gonna be a pain to switch the printer off and back on between every two customers.

Surely there is an easy fix for this problem - any printer experts out there? Thanks in advance!

A:Printer issue w win7 and usb receipt printer, local downlevel doc ?

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Hello i Have the above problem while I try to share a printer on a domain network.
My windows firewall (localy) is also damage, is that the problem that I have to solve first?

Windows 8  - cannot share a printer error message appears "[Window Title] Printer Properties  [Main Instruction] Printer settings could not be saved.  There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper.   [OK]

A:Windows 8 - cannot share a printer error message appears "[Window Title] Printer Properties [Main Instruction] Printer settings could not be saved. There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper. [OK]

You may need to reinstall the printer. Remove the printer driver from Control Panel\Programs and Features, then add the printer from Devices and Printers.

Please note that if the printer driver is not in the list in Devices and Printers, I suspect that the printer is currently not compatible with Windows 8. In this case I suggest you contact the printer manfuacturer for more information.
Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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Hi all. Sorry if this is in the wrong place, but I did not see a dedicated printer sub-forum, and I didn't see a search link either. Why no search?

Anyway, I have Vista Ult 64 SP1 on one or my machines. I have an HP Photosmart printer, and it works fine. Here are two things I have Qs about:

1) I do not see the printer in the D.M. Shouldn't it be there?

2) When I boot the computer, spoolsv.exe is running (as it should be) but the mem usage is very high - almost 11,000k. If I go to services.msc, switch the service to disabled, stop the service, switch it back to auto and then start it, the spoolsv.exe mem usage is at 1,200k. When I reboot, the mem usage reverts back to 11,000k. There are no jobs in the print que (that I can see), so I am wondering why it is so high when I boot.

Thanks in advance.

A:Printer and printer service issue

Hi,

I'm not sure but my service is at 16k & then drops to less than 1k.

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I am trying to help my dad fix his printer, so I will be as specific as I can about the problem, but there may be several days in between what everyone suggests and me being able to get to my dad's house to try it.

My dad has an hp photosmart 7960 and has recently been having issues getting to to print. If you put a memory card into the printer it will print pictures with no issues, but if you attempt to print a picture from the PC then it comes out yellow. You can see the image somewhat, but the main tint to the picture is yellow. My dad had it serviced by HP and there is plenty of ink in the cartridge. For a while if he printed the pictured on regular paper instead of photo paper they would come out fine, or if he told the printer that he was using regular paper instead of photo paper then the picture would come out fine. But now any photo that he prints from the PC comes out yellow. Any suggestions on what we can do to fix it?

Kendra
 

A:Printer issue

try to unistall the driver, reinstall .. see if that works out.
 

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I'm running multiple printers two of which are WF7110 printers only. They have been running side by side both with CISS Systems one pigmented ink the other sublimation ink. The pigmented recently decided it can only print through paint. Epson blames Adobe PS and the computer. I say it a setting issue gone array the same print job sent to the Dye Sub printer prints every time. Here is what happens:
1. Send a print job to the printer.
2. Print carriage releases from the docking station and the sheet of paper is drawn up.
3. The carriage holding the ink cartridges move to the center freezes and then my error message is a paper jam

This only happens with jpeg images any other print job sent prints without any issues.
along with the utility you requested I sent you two files one is a copy of the printer network status and the other an image of the ports

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4130 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8108 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4400, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (759 GB Free); G: 31 GB (25 GB Free); H: 100 GB (86 GB Free); I: 45 GB (40 GB Free); J: 97 GB (95 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 02YRK5
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

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I have Canon Pixma ip 4200 printer with USB connection to main pc running Windows XP professional. Have just set up second wireless pc running Windows 7 through D Link router. Have, after many hours, managed to get this printer installed on Windows 7 pc. Problem seems to be an issue with connectivity between the two pcs. I can see the printer in the Network and Sharing (Win 7) along with all the files I wish to share. I have also been able to ping the two pcs. When I try to print from Win 7 the printer shows 'collecting printer status' and does not print. No printing issues with the other pc.

Have been trying to resolve this for hours and tearing my hair out. Can anyone help before I go bald?

Thanks

A:Printer issue with Win 7/XP

Hi Guys

Just realised I can view the shared files from the pc running Windows XP so I guess this must be an issue with the printer driver installation and not a connectivity issue. Still need help though. New user to Win 7.

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#Hi,

I have a new laptop ith Vista installed and all windows updates.

I am trying to install a HP 5552 printer that HP assures me needs no drivers and is litteraly plug and play. Sadly this has not happened and the PC does not prompt with a new hardware found warning.

I have manually installed using the generic vista drivers and now when print is pressed the printer comes to life but the job never prints and the printer dialog displays "out of paper" needless to say lots of paper and no jams!

I have tried deselecting the use "advanced printing" option but to no avail.

Any help greatly appreciated!

Thanks

Tom

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Hi,

I have a new laptop ith Vista installed and all windows updates.

I am trying to install a HP 5552 printer that HP assures me needs no drivers and is litteraly plug and play. Sadly this has not happened and the PC does not prompt with a new hardware found warning.

I have manually installed using the generic vista drivers and now when print is pressed the printer comes to life but the job never prints and the printer dialog displays "out of paper" needless to say lots of paper and no jams!

I have tried deselecting the use "advanced printing" option but to no avail.

Any help greatly appreciated!

Thanks

Tom
 

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I have a HP office jet v40 connected to a XP pc. I recently added a W7 lap top to my home network. I have the printer added on the W7 pc, but I can not print to it. Shows items spooling, but nothing prints. I tried updating the drivers, but HP says the W7 has the drivers needed. The lap top is accessing my network thru a wireless router, just FYI. Can you help? Thank you.

A:printer issue

Hi there,

There are some links in my signature FAQ area below, but here's another tutorial that may be of help: Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP - the How-To Geek

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

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At the Community Centre where I work there is a Canon IR2200 printer with only a centronics port. I have downloaded and installed the software, added USB2 to centronics cable too.

A print test activates the printer and it displays data processing with no errors, but no print occurs. The printer just goes back to rest?

Copying works fine.

Any ideas.

A:Printer issue.

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added USB2 to centronics cable




How are you adding USB2 to a Parallel connector? If you are using an adapter, then I would presume there is a problem with that adapter.
The printer has an Ethernet port, assign a static IP address to the printer in the Menu under Network, and you can add the printer across the network.
If you want to hook it up directly to a computer, If you have another computer in the network that has a Parallel port, hook the printer up to that, and share the printer on the network. Add the printer as a shared network printer to the computers with only USB ports.

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About imageRUNNER 2200

With optional network connectivity capable of handling 10/100 Ethernet or Token Ring connections, and support for PostScript? 3 Emulation and PCL? 6 print languages, the imageRUNNER 2200 meets the needs of even the most demanding workgroup environments.

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When I print a receipt from a merchant on the net, it first prints out all these symbols and small sentences that make no sense to me before it actually prints the receipt. It does it for some merchants but not all. Is this with the merchant or is it a printer setting? Any and all help would be appreciated.
 

A:Printer issue.

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I have a simular problem. I am going to go online and look for 'drivers' for my printer. But, I am going to ask for tech guy advice for best source first.
 

A:Printer Issue

There should be only be one source for the best printer driver and that's the printer manufacturer's website.
 

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Good morning ladies and gentleman. im trying to be the tech guru for my family at this time and im trying to fix a problem with my printer. If you take a look at my specs I have a HP photosmart c4480 printer that actually came with the store bought printer my wife purchased. The problem is that the printer feeds more that 1 sheet of paper at a time when printing. Im sure there is a way to control this, however, I don't know what it is. Can someone please help..Paper is EXPENSIVE...

thanks in advance.
 

A:Printer Issue

Here is the support and software site for the HP Photosmart C4480 All-In-One. There's a lot of good reading, and you can update the software if needed.

Most problems with multiple pages being kicked out during printing are because of improper printer settings, improper paper type or thickness, pages sticking together, the feeder device needing cleaning, etc..

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I hope Im putting this in the right forum.

I have a cannon i960 today it suddenly stopped printing anything with blue in it; blue, green, purple, etc. It is instead replacing it with magenta (yellow for green). I have used the printer's cleaning and deep cleaning function. the inktanks are in correctly and are not out of ink please help
 

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Hi, and thank-you for taking the time to read about my printer issue. This has become a true headache for me and any insight would be very much welcomed. I have used this site a couple of times in the past, and my issues were resolved. Fantastic resource indeed!

I have an Epson Stylus Photo 820 Ink Jet Printer (Yes, it's old) and I am running Win-XP Home (SP3)

Yesterday I attempted to print something, and the page came out completely blank. Not even the slightest mark on it. These are old ink cartridges, which were unopened and stored in shrink wrap until a few months ago. When I initially put them in, they worked fine.

I did use the Epson cleaning utility and used the clean option several times. I also removed the two cartridges and cleaned each ink nozzle using a Q-tip and some rubbing alcohol. I also used a small amount of warm water, gave them a vigorous shake and replaced them. Still not even a trace of ink on the paper when I tried to print again. There was, however, ink on the heads of the Q-tips.

I went ahead and opened up another shrink wrapped set of cartridges and tried those. These cartridges are expired by several years too, however they have been sealed and shrink wrapped. (Bought for cheap on eBay). After I replaced both cartridges I got the same results. I removed the two (replaced) cartridges and repeated the same thing as with the others. I manually cleaned them; used the head cleaning option with the Epson utility and still nothing.

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I have a HP laserjet 4014dn. Only when I print large reports, I get a little bit of black residue on the edge of the paper. I just replaced the maintenance kit, but it only helped alittle. Any suggestions on how I can get rid of it?
 

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Not sure if this will help, but maybe cleaning the drum may help? http://www.ehow.com/how_4811815_clean-printer-drum.html
 

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Why would a printer print okay to tray two then all of a sudden not be able to change in properties to tray two. This is weird! Was working fine up until two days ago.
 

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I have a network of 4 diffrent computers and one of the computers has its own printer but we also have a printer that I want all the computers to print to and I set that to default on all computers but the one computer with its own printer keeps on going back to its local printer to print on...is there any way I can change this with out actually disconecting that printer....I know this is really confusing but just checking to see if anyone had any ideas
 

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Head for the Control Panel, Printers and Faxes, R click the printer the PC direct connects to. L click Properties, and under the Port tab try changing the port settings. Windows typically picks the first one checked by default.
 

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I've hooked up an HP Business Inkjet 2250 to my PC. Printer was working fine, has been in storage (unused) for about 1yr. Works fine, prints fine except not in black - all other colors but basic blk. Tried new ink cartridge, no luck. Cleaned driverhead, no luck. Ideas? Thanks!
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HP Business Inkjet 2200/2250 Printer Series

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Hey,

Well I recieved a Lexmark X1185 All-In-One for Christmas, i know lexmark isnt a great brand, but decided to keep anyway.

So I install newest drivers etc., and buy the USB cable (scammers dont let it come with one). Hook it up, and after I do one thing with printer (copy, scan, print) on the next thing it always says it cannot communicate with printer. When i unplug the USB cable and stick back in, it works for one more time, then same problem.

Any ideas?

Thanks
Stevo
 

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I have a Canon MP530 all-in-one printer. I recently went to print a document (an iTunes song list) and only a faint portion of the page header actually printed. The rest was blank. I had not changed any settings on the printer or my computer -- in fact I had just printed something successfully minutes before. Other documents (email, etc) do the same thing. I ran the printer through all it's automatic cleaning and tests. No change. The different tests seem to show all colors working. For example, the nozzle test shows all the colors, and so does the test for manual printhead alignment, except on that one, the numbers (which should be in black) that tell you what to input for the alignment do not print.

I contacted Canon's email support as the printer is out of warranty (so I can't call without paying). They basically had me do the same things, with the exception of turning the printer off for 24 hours and then doing another cleaning and test. Still no change. During this process I found that it will print a color document (email, word, etc), just not anything in black. Canon's email support has no more suggestions for me.
A replacement printhead has been mentioned, but why would it work in one circumstance (tests) and not others (documents). Is there just one printhead or one for each color?

Any ideas? Not sure if I should take it to an authorized service location, or just replace it altogether.
 

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I recently purchased a Dell XPS 400 system with Windows XP. I decided to keep my old printer, an HP Deskjet 648C. I assumed that Dell and HP are compatible, because we use Dell computers and HP printers on our network at work.

I went to HP's web site and dowloaded the driver for the printer (640 series). I replaced the parallel cable with a USB cable. I rebooted the computer, powered the printer off and back on again, and replaced both black and color toner catridges. I cannot print- when I attempt to print a test page, the print job fails. The printer troubleshooter does not diagnose the problem.

Has anyone any suggestion as to what else might rectify the problem?
 

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