Cannot print from Win7 Pc

I have just built a brand new Win7 pc and added it to my domain but for some reason, even though all printers have been installed properly I get the following message printed out instead of the document text I am trying to print:

PCL XL error
Subsystem - Kernel
Error - MissingAttribute
Operator: BeginPage
Position: 3

I have also logged onto the pc with my admin account and get the same issue.
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gpersandConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
i tried all the above but nothing worked. In the end rebuilt the pc to resolve.
John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Open Devices and Printers and remove all the problem printers. Now click on any print or fax device to make the sub menu open at the top. Go to Printer Server Properties and then Drivers Tab. Remove the drivers for all the problem printers.  Restart the computer.

Now go to Devices and Printers, Add Printer, local, existing connection, Next and see the Printer Update button beside Have Disk. Click on Update and allow the update to happen. It takes a while. When done, cancel out and do not add a printer. Restart if it asks you to.

Now add one printer as a local printer but do not attempt to print a test page. Once added, connect it to the appropriate printer port on the server.

This should work but please let us know.

.... Thinkpads_User
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gpersandAuthor Commented:
The user in question has left for the day and I cannot access his pc but will check it out in the morning and send you an update. Thanks for the help guys!!
You don't mention the printer model, but if you are using a PCL6 driver, try PCL5 instead.
As thinkpads_user suggests, you need to make sure that you have the most up-to-date driver(s) available.

And as hdhondt suggests, changing to a PCL5 driver instead of a PCL6 one will eliminate PCL XL errors, although it could of course give rise to other problems.

The actual error message implies that the PCL XL print stream generated by the PCL6 driver is invalid (in that an Attribute is missing from the attribute list associated with an Operator), or perhaps that there is an error in the PCL XL interpreter in the printer's firmware.

 If you can repeat the error at will (preferably with a 'sanitised data' text file), print the document, but choose the 'print to file' option in the Print dialogue.

Then examine the resultant .prn file using the PRN File Analyse tool in the PCL Paraphernalia application (available via ), and post details of the analysis (up to and including where it mentions the BeginPage operator; this should be within the first few dozen lines of the analysis, since the error is associated with operator number 3 (which will be close to the start)).

Knowing what attributes are present and associated with this operator may perhaps (but may not) yield some clues as to the underlying problem.
gpersandAuthor Commented:
rebuild of pc
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