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Unable to Print to USB Printer from XP

Q: Unable to Print to USB Printer from XP

I am unable to print to an HP USB printer HP Officejet from to USB from Print XP Unable Printer to a Dell Lattitude D operating under Windows XP Pro with SP The printer used to work OK a couple months ago The printer works fine form my laptop I am able to scan OK to the Dell All of the printer indications say the printer is ready from Windows Printer and Unable to Print to USB Printer from XP Faxes and from the HP Desktop software I am able to get ink level updates and able to print a troubleshooting page from the HP software and do print head cleaning and alignment However I cannot print a test page from the HP software from Windows or from any document I get an error saying windows cannot print due to a problem with the current printer setup I have checked with the recommendations shown in the warning but have no success I have no problem printing to networked printers The Windows printer troubleshooter has been no help All Unable to Print to USB Printer from XP the USB lines in system information indicate ready with no problem I am able to operate flash drives from the USB ports I have tried printing from all of the various USB ports with no change in symptoms I have also tried using different USB cables I have reinstalled updated print drivers I think I updated USB drivers but am not sure if I got it right Any advice on where to go next Thanks GW nbsp

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Hello Please be informed that I have Desktop running Windows xp and one laptop running Windows Ultimate at home Files and printer sharing is enabled in both the system and I printer. Unable print in to xp WIndows am able to share files and folders Desktop is connected with a Lexmark X printer with USB cable and the printer is working fine My Windows laptop can 'see' the printer Unable to print in WIndows xp printer. but when I try to print nothing happens I have gone through various tutorials and tried uninstall and reinstall of the printer I also tried to install the printer as Local printer eg desktop Lexmark I have installed the latest available driver and the printer works fine if it is connected physically to any system but No matter how I try I am unable to share the printer This extra info may help you The printer is visible from windows I can even change the settings from Windows Print spoller is active and starts automatically in both system Files and folders sharing is working fine As I have installed both Windows xp and Windows in my laptop the shared printer works fine if I boot into Windows xp from it Now what can I do to make the shared printer also work with my Windows Help please Jhambulal Agrawal

A:Unable to print in WIndows xp printer.

Hello Jhambulal, welcome to the Seven Forums.

You could try if this works for you: HP LaserJet 5000 drivers?
Different printer but the same issue.

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This is my first Post on this forum and i would like to ask for help on an irritating issue of a network printer.

I am a system administrator in Thomas Cook Goa location and in one of our branch there is a shared printer on a
particular hostname. Now here's the problem ...

All sharing ralated settings have been done in the Antivirus and firewall to which the printer is connected to.
the other computers can ping this PC, but when i try to type \\follewed by hostname or ip address I get an error message
saying that i do not have permissions to access the location.

The printer sharing pc was on win 7 and the other was on XP so i installed win 7 on the other pc also but still no luck...

Any advice??

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A:Laptop unable to print to networked printer

Dear Daveatthewell,
Troubleshoot this in the windows 7 Laptops.

To reset the printer port, follow these steps: Click the Start menu, and then select Control Panel>Hardware and Sounds>Printers.
Double click the Printers option. The Printers window appears.
Right click your printer, and then select the Properties option. The Properties window appears.
Select the Ports tab, and then check mark the USB option.
Click the OK button to save and exit. (Courtesy Samsung)

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A:Unable to print to local or networked printer

More info, please.
OS, printer specs, computer specs, nature of update and any error messages.
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@Lukenj? If you left the printer program / software on the computer during the migration to Windows 10, the Microsoft check service that looks for incompatible programs would likely have just left it alone. The problem is that even if the existing printer program is of a version that should work, the software on the computer gets mangled during the migration process. You need to remove the existing printer program from Programs and Features / Apps and Features and replace it with a freshly downloaded installation package. Printer Driver Page:HP Photosmart 5520 e-All-in-One Printer Full Feature Software (printer program):File name: PS5520_1315-1.exeRelease detailsReleased: Nov 3, 2015Version 28.8  Help, suggestions, and examples:Install Full Feature Software ? Printer NOTE:  If the computer has been recently migrated to Windows 10 or if you need to re-install the printer software: Create a Restore Point >Download a fresh copy of the Full Feature software >Remove any existing printer software from Programs and Features / Apps and Features >Restart the computer and log in >Install Full Feature Software (look in your Downloads folder and Double-Click on the file) >Restart the computer and log in to finish the installation Section(s) of interest include:PreparationExtras and Optional > HP Information, Diagnostics, and Installation HelpThe Windows 10 Printer Frenzy (includes link to TCP/IP Port setup)Restart EverythingDownload and InstallationRemove Printer SoftwareSee who and what is on your networkCreate a Restore Point...When you see a Post that helps you,Inspires you, provides fresh insight,Or teaches you something new,Click the "Thumbs Up" on that Post. Click my Answer Accept as Solution to help others find Answers.
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Thank you for you help
If this is in the wrong forum i apologize
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A:Solved: Unable to print to networked printer

Do you have the Brother printer setup with a static IP address?
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A:Unable to print to network printer while connected to modem

These are correct

ip for the PC is,
ip for the printer is, IF 0x2
but this is not

route -p add MASK
and should not be necessary at all, if the PC gateway is on 10.1.61.x

Instead, get the output of ROUTE PRINT and post that
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Can this be a) explained, and b) overcome?


A:Unable to print multiple copies on shared printer

Is the printer shared on the Desktop? and is Simple File sharing turned on? If so, on the laptop, go to Printers and Faxes, and Delete the printer. Now on the laptop, go to Start/Run and type the computer name of the desktop computer where the printer is attached (ex) \\computername and press enter. It now should show the shared printer and any other shared folders on the Desktop. Right click the Shared Printer and press Connect. The shared printer will now be listed on the laptop. Print a multi page document by opening it, and going to File/Print and changing the amount of pages to print.
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A:Vista Machine unable to print to Printer attached to 98 machine thru parallel port

Originally Posted by savikalra

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Have you installed the printer drivers on the Vista machines.?
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A:Unable to print using Internet Explorer, Printer error 49. 4C02 - Error

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A:Whenever I print to the shared printer he print job will just sit in the print queue

So, the Windows 7 Desktop has the printer physically attached to it and it's shared?
And the XP laptop is sharing the printer through the network? If I understand you correctly?
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A:Unable to print "The printer has not yet responded, but the ..."

Hi, are you using any printer sharing (USB device share) software? This can cause such behaviour. Additionally it could be a USB glitch - have you tried changing the printer to another USB port? If it's a network printer or you are trying to access a printer on another workstation then there would be other steps to take...

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Could I resolve this by connecting the printer both direct to the desktop using USB AND leaving it connected via the wireless TP Link print server? Click to expand...

Probably, unless the USB connection is already used with the print server.
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A:Print Server won't print on new printer

Did you install the drivers for your new printer? (Obvious, sorry, but I have to ask) Best bet would be to uninstall all printers and printer software you have and start over from scratch.

The print server doesn't have to support your printer - all it does is take the data sent by your computer and forward it to the USB port. Your printer however has to support the print server. Some printers require a bidirectional connection with the computer and that cannot work over the network.

Does your print server suppirt several types of connection? It could be any combination of LPR, SMB, JetDirect and any proprietary protocols. Try something else than you are using right now.
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I would like to suggest you configure the following policies in your default domain policy. After configuring the policies you should run the command:
gpupdate /force.
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Does it work?
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A:Unable to install printer drivers, uninstall old printer, update Windo

Hi columbia93, welcome to 7F!

Printers are touchy animals, when installing any printer you have to follow the install procedures exactly as described by the manufacturer.

This may be the root cause:

FYI - I've not checked her machine in a while

Not that you haven't been able to check it, but there may be an accumulation of problems on your Mom's machine that also are stopping the update process.

I am trying to find one of 7F's tutorials on improving performance of a computer, but it boils down to cleaning out all detritus that a machine can accumulate of a period of time.
I did find this but there is another one: Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover The first three options would help

Run Antimalware/virus scans, run a Check Disk then a sfc /scannow then try to uninstall that old printer driver, and if that works shut down the machine, and try to install the printer without the HP disk, when it looks, but asks if you have the disk say no and allow the OS to install what it has.
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Forget about the CD disc. It probably does not have Windows 10 driver for the scanner. Head over to Canon web site and search for latest drivers compatible for Windows 10.i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 Usermessage edited by XpUser
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Hi there, what is the model of the printer?
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Grandma -

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I removed your email address. Have you really been a member for eleven years and don't yet know that we only help publicly and that posting your address like that is a spam magnet?

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Last Saturday isn't so long ago.

Try running "System Restore" and choosing a prior date. These can be undone if you like.

Start > run: msconfig > Launch System Restore.

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The printer could still have been zapped in spite of the surge protector. Surge protectors are good for "normal" spikes, but those caused by lightening are not normal.

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how about goto control panel - printers and faxes - right click on the printers - select delete - (all of them) - then reinstall the printer- you way want to go online and d/l the latest drivers for your printer-
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A:printer won't print

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A:Printer will not print properly

Point the finger now at the windows spooler, did you try swapping cords from different printers (usb not power), this is definetly in windows if you have replaced the printer, cord, and reinstalled drivers. Did you buy the same printer twice? Not sure how you would fix the spooler service but the repair from windows CD might help.
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