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My Canon MP 160 Printer won't print from a web page. A message comes up that the printer is offline, but the printer cable is connected & the printer power is on. Strangely enough, when we give up & turn off the computer & printer, and turn it back on again later, the first thing that happens is that the printer prints out the old pages waiting in the print queue from the previous occasion. Our MP 160 used to work correctly with our old computer but we have just switched over to a new computer.

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Reinstall the driver and software for the printer from scratch ..this means that you will have to uninstall the driver ..and for that have to go to the add remove programs in control panel ..and uninstall the software fro the printer ..
This will get the printer setting from the driver to the default level ...and should work ..
Always before shutting down check the jobs in the printer by click in the icon for the printer on the right tray of the task bar ..and if there are any that you do not want to print ..cause they were in error ..click on them and remove ..This way you avoid printing them automatically after restart ..
if it still do not want to print from the web page ..in means that it is looking for a printer on the network ...and you should..print the web pages from file..print ..and when it opens the setting window..the first choice on the page is to choose a printer ..I suspect that here is the issue ..it is set to look for the printer on the network ..and should be the printer you have ..choose it from the list ..and ok ..probably will not ask second time ..If you do not choose it in this window..before actual print command..than will not find a network printer ..and will store the job in print folder..and print it on next start when the printer is looking for unfinished jobs ...

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