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Error problem when I give a print command there is window opens says "there was an error writing LPT1 for the printer HP D3745 the printer is not ready .........etc., how to solve this problem?

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I found this problem raised because of improper installation of drivers. I have down loaded the drivers from HP site and got it rectified.

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