priinter issues

Posted on 2008-11-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
i have pc connected to a printer.  When I print to the printer, the job spools and appears to complete, but the printer throws an error light.

However, when I share the printer, other xp boxes can print the same document to the printer without issue even though it passes through the shared printer that I am having the trouble with.  

Why can others print via the share but the pc itself can't?  Any sugggestions?
Question by:ASIADMIN
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    Expert Comment


    Try detele the printer from your machine and reinstall the driver.

    try "run" -> "services.msc"  and check printer spooler services is started and try restart it.


    Author Comment

    I tried the reinstall of driver and that didnt work.

    Spooler is running
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    Accepted Solution

    To completely remove the drivver, you need to do this:

    Go to Start > Printers and Faxes. Delete the printer. Then, from the File menu, select Server Properties. Click on the Drivers tab, and remove the printer from the list.

    Then reinstall.
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    Expert Comment

    Hmm, may be you can try to phsically connect your pinter to the machine that prints ok. Then share the printer and send print job from your current machine? See how that goes.

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