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Network printer will not print from Syteline (a Progress database)

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I think this problem is going to drive me insane,  I'm hoping someone can help.  

I have a Okidata Printer physically attached to my computer.  My computer is part of a network.   Something happened last week to my computer,  it was Printing fine, and anyone on the network could print to it.   I have uninstalled the printer on my computer,  and from the network,  then proceded to reinstall on both.  It installs fine on my computer,  I share it, and I can see it when I bring it up install network printer wizard.  

While in the install printer wizard, if I attempt to select this printer from the list of available printers,  it tells me that the printer is no longer available.  Can anyone tell me what in the world is going on.  I've moved the printer to a different computer,  installed the drivers, and it works fine.  But I would really like to know what settings have changed on my computer in order to correct the problem

The only "new" software I have installed on it is the IE 7.0 Beta 3,   I have since uninstalled it,  but still wondering if maybe it has something to do with my current problem.  Thanks
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Yes, the beta has many bugs, so even if you uninstalled, the problems remain (some people lost their entire setup from this beta).

First try this -- go into Documents and settings, your profile name, PrintHood -- whatever printers are showing there, relating to Okidata, delete them all.  Also go into Nethood, just above it, whatever shares you see to your system, delete them all (you can easily remake them).

Now go to windows/system32/Spool, and see under printers if there is anything there.  If so delete it, but not the directory name.

Now go to - C:\Documents and Settings\your profile\Local Settings\Temp and wipe out everything in it.  If you get an error that a file cant be deleted, that may be your problem, some temp driver 7 installed.

If those dont work, remove all networking from your system and reinstall it, only 10 mins work.  Go into network, properties, local area connection, properites, and remove all protocols (TCP wont go).  Now go to device manager, networking, and delete the networking card you see showing.

Shut down. Reboot, the card will be redetected, and networking will reinstall itself.  Now run the network setup wizard and choose residential gateway, and "just finish" the wizard.  You may ahve to adjust your TCP/IP properties and add in other protocols if you previously had them, but you have just competely reinstalled all networking and cleaned out the old trash.  Now try to reconnect to the printer.
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Well,  I tried fixing the problem following the above suggestions, but I ended up just doing a full install of windows.  I'm glad it's still a beta.... hate to see the released version cause this many headaches....
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Microsoft betas are a bit of a scam.. They have $$billions, but they want YOU to solve their problems for them, and for FREE -- of course -- tight $MS -- that is why I have learned to not trust them.  Cheers./
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