Epson Printer won't play nice with Vista, & sub-spooler error messages stop all printing
Posted on 2007-11-28
Hello Experets :
I'm running Vista Home Premium on a powerful HP desktop PC. Tons of ram, tons of space, etc etc. My printer is an Epson Stylus CX4800 All-In-One Printer/Fax/Scanner. I have the correct Vista drivers installed.
The printer has been a real pleasure to work with : fast, smooth-running, reasonable ink mileage. Then suddenly awhile ago printing jobs sent to the spooler stalled there, with one or both of the following Error messages popping up : 1.) "Printer can not communicate with computer," or, 2.) "Sub-spooler system stopped."[or something _like _that - "My language!"]
Now, when I send a print job, the job does not appear in the printer queue box that sits in the notification tray. _But _! When I hover the mouse above the box, it shows a pending printer job. Very puzzling!
I'm what you would call an "Intermediate" PC user, so I 've performed all the ordinary fix-it tasks for this issue such as : Uninstall printer in Device Manager [where BTW, the printer shows up as 'Operating Normally - no yellow Question Mark'] >Shutdown>Unplug printer power>Startup>Plug power back in for printer>Re-install printer. No change.
And have tried "Find New Hardware" No luck.
These jobs always say they have "Completed Successfully." But in fact they are not completing successfully. I have tried both _allowing Windows_ to find drivers on Web, and I have used the drivers I have on disk which I got from Epson.
Any good ideas out there? Your help will be much appreciated!
No-Go. This dog don't hunt no more!