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Lost all Print function

WinXP SP2 - wirelessly networked - System Restore unhelpful - all other computers on network can print.

START-->Printers and Faxes - Printers list is blank
Clicked "Add Printer" - Error returned "Print Spooler Service is not running"

START-->Admin Tools-->Services - Started Spooler service

Printer list still blank - Add Printer task failed - Print Spooler Service has stopped running again.

It will not stay running. Something is stopping it, but I have NO idea what it could be.

Ran cleansp.exe from Windows Resource Kit. No change.

Any ideas?

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I can definitly help you out....it may take a few steps to narrow down this issue..so don't get frustrated! :-)

First lets start off by trying this:

Go to System Properties>Advanced

Select Performance>Settings

Select Data Execution Prevention

Select Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select
Click Add

Paste this in to the file name box of the window that opens:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe

Select Open

Select OK when you receive the warning

Select Apply


After doing that , follow my steps again for enabling the print spooler , let me know how that works

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hi, friend. You need to re install your Printer software CD because the program corrupted. thats the only way to solve that.

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Delete the printer icon, restart your workstation to see if the error is gone. If so, reinstall the printer driver and set up the printer for your wireless connection.

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the is no short cut for that you must format your system and reload the OS it will on the service back

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SOURCE: HP Deskjet F300 Series Offline

my print is offline, how can I fix?

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Vista driver


The print driver solution for this product is included with the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system and is already on the computer. No special driver download is necessary for this product.
Please follow the simple instructions below to easily get the product working with Microsoft Windows Vista Operating system.

Installation Instructions

Direct Connection (Parallel & USB connector)

  1. Verify that the printer is turned ON.
  2. Connect the Universal Serial Bus (USB)/ Parallel (IEEE 1284) cable to the printer and to the computer
  3. Click on the Close button when the message "Your devices are ready to use" is displayed in the screen.
  4. The printer is now ready to accept the print job.

Wired Network & Bluetooth Connection

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NOTE:For Bluetooth connected printer, please ensure that the printer's access mode is set to public mode for detection.
  1. Verify that the printer is turned on.
  2. Click Start > Control Panel and then select Printers .
  3. Click on Add a printer .
  4. Click Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer . A list of detected wired network or Bluetooth printers will be displayed.
  5. Select the printer you want to install and click Next . Follow the on screen installation instruction to complete the printer driver installation.

Wireless Connection

  1. Verify that the printer is turned ON.
  2. Ensure the printer's wireless network setting is set to the correct wireless profile matching the local wireless network/computer's wireless card setting.
    If you have previously configured the printer's wireless network setting, matching local wireless/computer's wireless card setting, please proceed to step 3.
    if you have NOT previously configured the printer's wireless network setting to match local wireless network/computer's wireless card setting, please follow the steps below.
    To set wireless network settings in an infrastructure network
    Connect the printer to the computer with the cross cable (included with the printer) or connect the printer to the network with a network cable.
    Press the configuration button once to print a configuration page.
    Open web browser, and type in the IP address that has been assigned to the printer.
    Configure the printer's wireless setting to match local wireless network/computer's wireless card setting.
    Unplug the cross cable/network cable.
    Activate the printer wireless network, activate the computer's wireless network profile.
    Proceed to step 3.
    To set wireless network settings in an ad hoc network
    Do the following to reset the printer's network settings:
    1. While pressing the Configuration Page button, press (Resume button) three times.
    2. Wait about 20 seconds, and then press (Power button) to turn off the printer.
    3. Disconnect the power cord from the printer.
    4. Wait about 20 seconds, and then reconnect the power cord.
    5. Press (Power button) to turn on the printer.
    6. Open the configuration utility for the computer's wireless network card, then create a new wireless profile with the following values.
      • Communication mode: ad hoc
      • Network name (SSID): hpsetup
      • Security (encryption): disabled
    7. Activate the wireless profile.
    8. Wait two minutes for the printer to obtain an IP address, then print a wireless configuration page to verify the following for the printer's network settings.
      • Communication mode: ad hoc
      • Network name (SSID): hpsetup
      • The IP address is NOT 0.0.0.0
    9. If one of the above conditions is not true then repeat the preceding steps. Proceed to steps 3 below.
  3. Click Start > Control Panel and then select Printers .
  4. Click on Add a printer .
  5. Click Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer , a list of detected printers will be displayed.
  6. Select the printer you want to install and click Next . Follow the on screen installation instruction to complete the print driver installation.

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I have a green Wi-Fi indication of the from of the printer, but it won't print. it says... Lexmark 3600-4600 series 3A82A0_P1


Try to unplug then replug the printer into the power source to reset it. This usually fixes minor communication issues. If problem continues, try to print the wireless network settings to check if your printer is still connected to the same network as your computer(s). Follow the steps in this article: How to Print the Network Settings Page on X4600 Series All-In-Ones (AIOs). If not in the same network, you may need to reset the printer. Follow the steps on how to reset the printer wireless network settings: How to Restore the Network Settings on the X4650 AIO to the Original Factory Defaults. To reconfigure printer back to your wireless network, refer to this article: How to Install the X4600 Series on Wi-Fi Network - Infrastructure Mode.

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My printer is showing up on the network. when I connect through the wire it will print fine. if I attempt to print wireless it either says the printer is offline or not responding. i have no idea why this...


From what I can tell it looks like this printer does not have built-in wireless networking. I believe you still should be able to print wirelessly, but you would need it connected to a computer via USB to maintain the connection.
Connect the printer to the computer that will stay on and share the printer on your network (this computer must be on your wireless network). Go to start menu>printers (win7 says "devices & printers). Right click on the printer you want to share and click "printer properties". Click on the tab that says "sharing". Check the box to share the printer on the network and name it whatever you want.
Now go to the computer you want to print wirelessly. Go to printers again then "add a printer". You should see an option for adding a local printer or a network printer. Choose a network printer and it should search your network and find the printer.

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I can no longer get a wireless connection. The wireless network test report indicates that the wireless radio is not functioning. The radio indicator light is on. When I try to do a wireless setup, the...


Hi

Try the following steps:

1. Connect the power cord of the printer directly to the wall jack (make sure its not connected to surge protector.
2. Turn the printer On, Press the "Setup" Button, go to "Network", then go to "Restore network defaults", press "Ok" on that.
3. Printer would ask you if you want to restore or not, select "Yes"
4. After that in the same menu (Network Menu), go to wireless test report and print it.
5. If it still shows that the wireless radio is not functioning then only move to next step.
6. Press and hold * and # together on the numeric keypad of the computer.
7. Printer would ask you for a special key combo, enter 1, 2 and 3 respectively.
8. It would open the support menu. Press ok on that.
9. Then scroll to resets menu, select "Semiful Reset"
10. Once you would press ok on this, the printer would go off.
11. Wait for 2 minutes and then turn the printer "On"

I hope this would resolve the issue that you're facing.

All the best!!

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Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Instructions
Things You'll Need: · Wireless print server
· USB printer
· Ethernet cable
· Computer
1. Step 1
Obtain a wireless print server that is compatible with both your wireless network and your printer. While the printer’s documentation may not explicitly say that it is compatible with a print sever, many are compatible, and this can be verified by checking the website of the print server’s manufacturer. If you have a multifunction printer, only the print function will work with most wireless print servers, though a few have recently added support for scanning and the printer’s other functions.
Step 2 Read all of the documentation that came with the wireless print server. The manual will detail the specifics of the installation routine.
Step 3 Connect the printer to the wireless print server via the USB cable. Connect the print server’s Ac adapter and turn the unit on.
Step 4 Connect an Ethernet cable between the wireless print server and your computer. This will be used for the initial setup only.
Step 5 Insert the CD supplied with the print server into your CD-Rom drive. Start the software if it does not start automatically. The application will walk you through the installation process, which includes setting the unit’s IP address, setting an access password, configuring it to connect to the wireless network, installing the drivers that allow the print server to use the printer and installing the print drivers on your computers.
Step 6 Choose how your print server will be addressed. Most units are set up to use dynamic addressing by default, which means that your wireless router will assign an IP address to it. This allows the server to be easily installed on the network, but it also means that the IP address of the printer may change over time. The other option is to assign a static IP address to your print server. This option is more reliable, because the print server will always use the same IP address, making it easier for the computers to find the printer and easier to access the print server’s online configuration application. If your router has the IP address of 192.168.0.1, for instance, set the print server to something like 192.168.0.2 or 192.168.0.3, as long as another device does not use that address.
Step 7
Set a password to be used to access the unit’s online configuration application.
Step 8 Configure the print server to access your wireless network. Give it the same SSID network name as your router and set it to use the same wireless channel. If encryption is used on the router, enable encryption on the print server, and enter the encryption key or password.
Step 9 Follow the instructions given by the print server’s software for installing printer drivers on the unit.
Step 10
Disconnect the Ethernet cable and allow the unit to connect via the wireless network.
Step 11 Install the printing drivers on each computer that will use the printer.
Step 12 Access the print server’s online configuration application to verify all settings by entering the IP address of the unit into a web browser, using the “http://192.168.0.2” format. Enter the administrator name and password.
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Trying to connect printer to computer wireless


  1. Step 1 Check if your printer is network ready. Many newer models are designed to work on networks. Examine the documentation to see if your printer supports Wi-Fi (802.11x) or Bluetooth.
  2. Step 2 Add network support to your printer. If your printer is not already wireless you can connect it to a wireless routermag-glass_10x10.gif using the RJ-45 Jack (it resembles a large telephone jack). You can also buy an expansion card that will add a jack or buy an external print server that will connect to the USB or parallel port.
  3. Step 3 Connect your printer to the network. If your printer is not wired, you’ll have to connect it directly to your wireless router. Connect a networking cable from the RJ-45 Jack on the printer (or adapter) to the router. Plug it into any jack except the UPLINK. The printer should automatically connect to the network when turned on.
  4. Step 4 Install printer drivers on all computers. Using the disc that came with the printer or drivers downloaded from the manufacturer, install the printer’s drivers onto each computer on the network.
  5. Step 5 Print. You should be able to access the printer just like any other wireless device. Select the printer from the Print menu when you print.
  6. Share Your Printer in Windows
  7. Step 1 Install the printer. Set up the printer as normal on a machine that is already connected to the wireless network. Connect all necessary cables and install all necessary drivers.
  8. Step 2 Open the printers and faxes folder. Click "Start," then "Control Panel," then "Printers and Other Hardware" and then "Printers and Faxes."
  9. Step 3 Share your printer. Find the icon for the printer you just installed. Click the icon once and then select SHARE THIS PRINTER in the tasks pane on the left. Now, right click the icon, select properties and go to the SHARING tab. Click "Share Name," and then click "Okay."
  10. Step 4 Connect to the printer. On the other computers within the network, open the control panel and click "Printers and Other Hardware." Select "Add a Printer."
  11. Step 5 Select "Printer Connection." When prompted, select this option instead of the local printer. Find and select the printer you just installed and select it.
  12. Step 6 Print as normal. Next time you print a page, send it to your networked printer.

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Usually wireless routers prohibit master browser (network neighborhood) communications from traversing between the wireless and wired computers. You can usually overcome this by setting a static ip address for the computers with the printers so that they are not a moving target (addresses are always changing with DHCP). Then you can use UNC paths to get from wireless computer to your target on internal network. For example, to connect to printer (with shared name BrotherH) on a wired computer with static ip address of 192.168.0.19, on wireless computer create a network printer and manually enter the address \\192.168.0.19\BrotherH , now the wireless computer should be able to traverse and connect to the wired printer.


Your wireless router should have a pool of static ip addresses available, say 192.168.1.1-49, you can specify this to your liking, and then you can also have a block of handed out DHCP numbers, say 192.168.50-60 or whatever.

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this is compatability problem. You should install your printer on Windows XP system. Then make it share for all. I think it will print from both 98 and XP. try this.......good luck.

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