The printer works normally one day but the next when I go to print nothing happens. Going to My Control Panel/Printers and Faxes I see it's marked "Offline" and the printing job is stacked. Checking connections etc shows everything looks OK. My only option is to uninstall then re-install the software. Takes an hour. Very frustrating. I use Windows XP.
I am hardwired into a linksys router. Printer is HP 7600. This will happen right after a good print and only solution is to delete printer and reinstall.
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when you hook up your printer to your pc via USB...can the computer detect your printer? does it prompt out any msg such as new device is installed and ready to use or did it ask you to install the printer driver? if your pc can't detect your printer, replace the USB cable and try again.. and try to plug into a different USB port on your pc.. and if all fails, then most probably your printer main board is faulty...
As described by you , there might be an issue with teh spooler service of your computer , u can follow the undermentioned steps that might help you.
Open a Command Prompt window
key the commands net stop spooler 2. In the run (Start Search for Vista) type : c:/windows/system32/spool/drivers…look for w32x86 folder. 3.Inside w32x86, there will be folders with the names 2 and 3 (one or more of these may be absent - not a problem) delete all of the files and sub-folders in each of the 2 and 3 folders, but not the folders themselves. Inside 32x86, there may be other folders with names starting with "Hewlett-Packard", "hphp" or something else; delete these folders also. 4.In the run (Start Search for Vista) type : c:/windows/system32/spool/printers: delete any files there. By default, this is where the print spooler stores print files. 5.Open a Command Prompt window key the commands 1. sc config spooler depend= RPCSS (note the space after the = but not before) 2.net start spooler
Cleaning from Registry: 1.Take backup of registry: 2.Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Environments\Windows NT x86\Drivers
There might be two entries names Version-2 and Version-3 under drivers: click the plus sign against them and remove everything under them.
Then click the plus sign against PRINT PROCESSOR, which is under DRIVERS and make sure there is only one entry i.e., WINPRINT. If there is any other entry, just remove it.