MS Outlook hangs trying to print, then can't open Word.
Posted on 2012-09-11
This issue is killing me. First it was 2 or 3 computers in the Elementary School. Then a couple more. Then three just today!
I have searched MS forums, etc., and I have tried probably a dozen "fixes" and nothing works permanently. It's almost like a MS update broke Office. I have noticed that, so far, it is ONLY on computers with local printers. It has not happened with networked printers. I have tried the following:
Uninstall/Reinstall Office 207
Upgrade to 2010
Update printer driver
Delete User Profile
All Registry changes I could find online
If I unplug the printer and restart, everything is happy. If I plug the printer back in after restart, it will be happy for 2, 3 days, maybe 5 or 6 weeks or more. Then it happens again. I have seen some information regarding a corrupt or missing outlkprt file (or something similar). I have seen that that file is missing on some of those computers. BUT...It is also missing from MY computer, and I have NO problems printing from Outlook to a local printer.
I am without clue. Anybody?