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I have a HP Photosmart C-4250 printer that suddenly won't print - the printer obeys the command to print, and paper goes through the machine, but nothing prints. The printer box reports the printer as idle, though the control panel describes it as ready (but not in bold print). What do I do? I've tried changing the port on the computer, turning the printer off and on, shutting down the computer, but nothing works.

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  • jlshottie May 11, 2010

    can't find printer on computer files, i lost disk to rerun it again

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Hey jonboy - You do not want to delete it. It is automatically installed with Vista. In simple terms, you know when you go to print something and it asks you questions like print all pages, print page 1, etc? Well XPS basically is there for so when you go to print, you have the option of printing to a file instead of paper. You've always had that option ( whether or not you knew it) but this is just a new way of doing it and that's why it's listed under printers. It's sort of like a virtual printer. I'll say no more about that and just hope you understood what I said. As far as the other printer, it's already selected as default, go back in where you found the printer status, right click on your Photosmart and click on use online. That should do the trick.
I hope you understood this stuff. If this solves your problem PLEASE rate this as fixed. If you still have a problem, DON'T RATE it yet just add a comment and I'll be happy to assist you further. Thanks.

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Posted on May 09, 2008

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Sounds like it might be the same problem I had on my HP C7180. It seems to be rampant throughout their Multifunction printers.

My Fix, combining several others:

1. Go to Printers and Faxes on your Start Menu. In the Printers window, select Server Properties from the File menu. Use the Forms tab of the Print Server Properties dialog box to view printer forms. You may also see lots of forms that you wish your printer could see, but don't worry, it'll see the one you create now. And be sure when you create your form that you use the narrower dimension for the width and the longer dimension for the height. Usually for envelopes you will print in landscape mode.
2. Select the Create A New Form check box.
3. Enter a new name for the Form in the Form Description For field.
4. Use the fields in the Measurements area to set the paper size and margins. *Use the narrower dimension for the width and the longer dimension for the height*.
5. Choose the Save Form button to save the form. The Save Form button only gets pick-able when you type in a different name than what's there already.

Now go to your document program, such as Word. Make sure the window for the document you want to print is the active window. Select File/Page Setup..., Paper Size Tab, and there select the form you just created from the dropdown list

Still in your document program, select File/Print... then Properties. Select the Features tab, which may be differently named. Under Resizing Options/Size dropdown, select More... and there you'll find your newly created form down at the bottom, under Custom. Pick it.

If you're printing envelopes or other things where the way you view it it's wider side-to-side than it is tall, be sure and select "landscape" in both "page setup..." on your document program and in File/Print.../Properties/Features?Basic Options.

When I did all this methodically, I was able to print my Christmas envelopes. Yay!

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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I had the same problem and couldn't figure it out until I found this on the web - I changed the DEP setting and now I can print just fine. Hope this helps you too!!

Julia

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http://www.tech−archive.net/Archive/WinXP/microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax/2006−06/msg00081.html
· From: Shawn D <ShawnD@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
· Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2006 07:40:01 −0700
I just figured out my issue. It had to do with DEP − Data Execution
Prevention. I had remembered that I was fooling around with this a couple
weeks ago and had changed it to "Turn on DEP for all programs and services
except those I select" in which I had Windows Explorer checked. I just got
done selecting the original which states "Turn on DEP for essential Windows
programs and services only", rebooted, and now I can print again to my hp
7350 printer.
The DEP can be found under control panel−>system−>Advanced Tab−>Performance
Settings−>Data Execution Prevention Tab
Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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You will need to contact HP and request a "regionalization reset". To perform the reset you will need access to your computer and printer as well as a set of cartrdiges for your new region while on the phone with HP. Once the region has been reset the original (US region) cartridges will no longer work in your printer.

Posted on Feb 12, 2010

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hi

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the prob is you have to cancle all pending printing jobs then restart your pc it will print

some time if u have any pending jobs in pending list it hepence

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