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Printing Problems

I am running Windows 2000 professional SP4 and microsoft office 2000 professional.  Everytime I go to print, the application locks up (IE, Office applications, etc) and I can not print a thing.

If i go to control panel/printers and print a test page, I can print to the printer then, but only a test page.
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Your print spooler may be corrupt..  I suggest you delete the current spooler folder, reboot and it should re-create your spool folder for you... then test it again..

On the typical system, the folder is located here:


But to check to make sure, open your printers folder > File > Server Properties > Advanced tab...

Oh...  forgot to mention..  Stop the spooler service first in your Services window...  After you have cleaned your spool folder, then restart the service..

Start > Run > services.msc (OK)

Zaheer IqbalTechnical Assurance & ImplementationCommented:
I would also re-install your printer drivers.. Try for updated drivers from the manufacturers website..
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