Cannot print unless I reboot

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Thu, 2008-07-31 14:31 by cornishwafer · Forum/category:

My Windows XP SP3 workstation has stopped printing to a network printer. I have tried different drivers from HP and even replaced the network card but nothing will print unless I reboot the machine. Nothing prints at the login screen, it is only after I login that everything then churns out of the printer.

I don't think there is anything wrong with any hardware as I have also installed Ubuntu 8.04 on another hard disk in the same machine and I can print without any problems. So it looks as if my Windows installation has gone wrong somehow.

Has anyone experienced this problem before ?


Thu, 2008-07-31 18:03 by admin

Uninstall the printer entirely. Then reboot and reinstall the printer.

To be honest, I've avoided Hewlett-Packard printers like the plague for many years. The printers themselves are good, but HP simply cannot write any decent software, particularly drivers.

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