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"Server" GX270 computer running WindowsXP.

Client GX270s also running Windows XP

S2500 printer connected via USB to server computer.

Printer works fine from local server computer.

Is shared (using standard windows printer sharing) across the wireless network.

Printer is seen OK from client computers, and no error messages when trying to print.

Document (test page) gets dropped in the printer queue on the server computer but doesnt do anything.

If the user reboots, the page is then printed.

Has not got latest windows updates, is updating on both server and client as we speak.

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by:mattisflones
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Hi marcbarnes,
Whats the security settings of the printer share? Sounds like some problem there..
Can you use other resources fine between the machines?

Mattis
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by:infotrader
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Go to Printer setting, "Advanced" tab.  Set the priority to 99.  Select "Start print documents so program finishes printing faster" and "start printing immediately".

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by:parkerig
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Hi,
Whenever I have printer problems I go through this simple routine.
Hope it helps

Do as info says above
Open notepad ( good old notepad removes any complicated stuff that word etc might do) and type in something . xxx or whatever.
Then gp file page setup to check the PAGE size.  Make sure the page size MATCHES the printer's default page size. If it doesn't match the print job will not always print first up.
Then go file print - check preferences - again check page size as it can sometimes be in two places.
Print page and let me know if all ok

Cheers
Ian
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by:jroe6352
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Check your computer services on the server when experiencing this problem . . . is the printer spooler stopped?  (right click my computer and click manager - navigate to services) - I'm assuming that when your saying the computer reboots your referring to the server - if not please specify.  Make sure the print spooler is set to automatic.  If is still keeps crashing let me know.
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by:public
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It is probably a driver issue. I have done exactly the same thing with Canon usb connected printer, and it worked fine, including auto shutoff and wakeup.
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by:Bing CISM / CISSP
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listenning... marcbarnes, are you still here with us? :)
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by:marcbarnes
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Hiy my apologies for not providing feedback- I have been listening however. With regards the answers provided, there has still not been any answer supplied that has resolved the issue. That said, I succesfully manged to recreate the environment on two seperate machines....which leads me to believe it is possibly a software issue.
Once again thanks for the tips, but I think- considering the time taken to troubleshoot -it will best be resolved by a rebuild
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