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Shared Printer seen, but won't print

Q: Shared Printer seen, but won't print

I am trying to be able to print via shared printer on a home network The desktop where the printer is connected is running Vista home Premium the laptop s that I would like to be able to print from are running windows xp I have created a shared printer on the desktop running vista at first when print Printer seen, Shared but won't I went to add a printer to the laptop I was able to view the desktop computer but not the printer turning off the Norton Anti-virus firewall allowed for me to then see the printer on the network windows firewall is turned on After adding the printing and making it the default printer I am still unable to print It sees the printer even shows in the printer que when a doc is pending on the desktop but then job is not finished and never begins to print and disappears from the printer que Any thoughts Is there a setting in norton anit-virus that is blocking Or could it be windows defender The desktop is brand new nbsp

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A: Shared Printer seen, but won't print

This sounds like a port specification issue, or perhaps a driver issue on the remote machine. How did you install the drivers for the remote machine, and what version of Windows is running on the remote client?

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/shared-printer-seen-but-wont-print.617800/
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Any suggestions?
 

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How can i solve this one ? :(

This issue with some particular laptop running windows Xp and windows 7 Home

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?
If so, on the XP Laptop, go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and press enter. Are there any devices with yellow flags? Or Under Universal Serial Bus Controllers is there an Unknown Device? Or any listings for the printer? If so, right click it and Uninstall it. Now go to Start/Run and type appwiz.cpl and press enter. In the Add Remove Programs uninstall any drivers or software for the printer. Now,go to Printers and Faxes, and if the printer icons is there, Right click the shared printer icon and Delete it. And Restart the computer. Now when the computer comes back up, go to the printer manufacturers support/download drivers site and type in the model# for the printer and download the driver for the printer for XP and install it. Now, go to Start/Run and type the computer name of the Windows 7 machine (ex) \\ComputerName and press enter. A window should open up with the shared drives on the 7 computer, with the shared printer. Right click the shared printer and choose Connect. This will add the printer to Printers and Faxes again. Right click this printer/Properties and print a Test Page.

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Hi,
in the beginning, I should say the printer is NOT connected to the pc.
I have a shared printer in the network. It's connected via cable to one router. There are usually just two devices (besides the printer, plus phones etc..) in the network: my pc (W7 U 64) - connected to the same router via cable and notebook (W7) - connected via wifi to the same router.
When my pc is on, the notebook can print without any problems, but when it is off, I can see the printer on my notebook, I can try to print stuff, but it only goes to queue and starts to actually print when I turn my pc on.
It is just small home network.
Printer: Ricoh Aficio 3400S but we use 4100N drivers because of the system compatibility

Thanks for your help!

A:Shared printer - Others can't print when my pc is off

Sounds as if the network printer is not installed as a network printer on the other devices. If it is installed as a shared printer (YourPC_Name\Printer_Name), it will naturally only work when your PC is on because the other devices do not search the printer from the network but instead try to connect to it over your PC.

The solution is simple, the printer needs to be installed as network printer on all devices, allowing all devices to connect to it directly instead of over your PC.

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A:Cannot print to shared printer network

Most likely the Print Server on the Windows 7 computer is screwed up. You would be better to get a Print Server that is compatible for your printer, to place it on the network, vs using another computer as sharing.

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A:Can't print remotely to shared USB printer

Hi and welcome. Have you tried setting it as default?
 

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A:shared printer won't print issue

I finally found the problem and was able to fix it. I discovered that Simple File Sharing had to be enabled and for some reason on my desktop it was disabled. So I went into the registry and enabled it. I have no idea how it got disabled, but that was the problem. I might drink an extra bottle of beer tonight to celebrate. I think I deserve it.
The way I changed it was to go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\ForceGuest and change the value from 0 to 1

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A:Can't print from XP to shared Windows 7 Kyocera printer

You need to add the XP drivers for the Windows 7 machine. Go into devices and printers, highlight the print and click server properties at the top of the Windows. Click over to the drivers tap and click add, it will prompt you for the location of the Windows XP driver.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-print-from-xp-to-shared-windows-7-kyocera-printer.1093757/
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A:Solved: can't print from a shared network printer

XP-Home or XP-Pro? Note that XP-Home has a limitation of 5 connections from other networked computers.
Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
or
PING <computer name>

Where:
<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations)
WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations)
Workstation

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

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If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Places (Network and Sharing Center in Vista), make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login. NOTE: Vista's default is to require a password on the account to enable file/print sharing.

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A:Identifying print job owners on a shared printer XP SP2

Is the Guest account enabled on the computer with the shared resource. Just taking stab in the dark. Probably not the problem.
 

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A:Can't print from XP to shared Windows 7 Kyocera printer

I would just try to get the matching 32 bit XP driver from Kyocera and install in manually. That's how I did it decades ago when the printer ran on a W2000 server and I had to use it from WfW Desktops

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A:Shared Printer***garbage going to the Print queue**

Hi, If you have upgraded to higher version of Office, Works, Word, Xcel, etc....but not upgraded all machines, the file opened on the non-updated machine might look like weird characters (garbage). That's only one idea...of course there are other reasons, such as not saving the file in the correct program (this is common between computers that have Works when a file created in Office is viewed) Hope this helps!
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A:Cant print multiple copies to shared network printer

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A:Unable to print multiple copies on shared printer

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A:a computer cant print excel document on a shared printer

A bit of a long shot--- Go to control panel - Printers.
Right click on the problem printer & choose Printer Properties.
Click on the Ports tab.
Untick enable bidirectional support. - Click ok.
Now try to print from excel again.
 

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A:Cannot print to a "Shared" Printer on Win 7 Ultimate 64

Hi Jsunn,

Hope you've already found a solution but in case not - here's a helpful thread you may wanna read: Printer Sharing Windows 7 RC 64 to Vista 32

Cheers,

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Windows Outreach Team

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Here your go: Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP - How-To Geek

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A:When printing to a shared print, I have to restart print spooler in order for it to p

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All user have the " not manage default option" , win 10 pro but seems that "default option" do not effect at all with shared printers.

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any suggestion or is it a win 10 bug ?

ciao

A:Shared printer problem with windows 10 printer default manage

Not a Windows bug. Helps to know the model and manufacturer of thr label printer.

http://www.tenforums.com/network-sharing/42647-shared-printer-problem-windows-10-printer-default-manage.html
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A:Print error message when trying to print double sided output on wireless printer

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.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/print-error-message-when-trying-to-print-double-sided-output-on-wireless-printer.1021916/
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A:Printer problems print button grayed out - test print page fails

Hello and welcome Manuel. Now probably too obvious mate but is the printer showing up ticked as the default device in Printers and Devices? while 7 is up and running?.

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See this System Info - See Your System Specs

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Not understanding this part of your question ........ "not break due to inactivity"

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A:Can't print to shared printers between 2 Windows 7 computers

Are you using a workgroup or homegroup?

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/187752-cant-print-shared-printers-between-2-windows-7-computers.html
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A:XP shared Printer Win 7 cannot connect though can see printer

Within your router is uPNP enabled?

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A:Shared Printer?

Hi you will need to install the driver on the win 7 machine. is your printer wireless? this might help you. Sharing files and printers with different versions of Windows - Windows Help

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A:shared printer

You might want to have this moved to the Networking forum here at TSG you would get a much better response for your problem there, Just click on the little triangle at the top right and ask a moderator to please move the thread.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/shared-printer.503879/
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A:Shared Printer

"I can ping the desktop from the laptop but not the laptop from the desktop."

My first guess would be a firewall on the laptop is blocking access. Turn off Windows XP firewall and uninstall any others to see if this is your problem. Could be affecting the printing also.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/shared-printer.376442/
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A:shared printer

http://iharder.sourceforge.net/current/macosx/winmacprinter/
 

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A:Shared printer

Lucky. I have a similar setup except the host is running XP. I cannot get the printer to show up on the other computers...

Your host PC is probably going to power saving mode (sleep/hibernate) etc severing connections with your network. Change the host PC settings and you'll be fine

Optimize Windows 7 This might help

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A:Need Help Using Mac Shared Printer on W7 PC

for the printer install Bonjour.
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A:shared printer

Couple of things...
1. I assume that you had used windows XP wizzard to install a network printer right?
2. On the windows Me you right clicked on the printer and chosen "sharing" right?
3. Looked in the FAQ of the manufacturer for tips ?
4 Using the lastest drivers for printer on XP or the "generic "microsoft drivers ?
HTH
 

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A:When trying to add a networked printer i get this error. On windows 7 Profeesional machine.__Connect to Printer.__ A policy is in effect on your computer which prevents you from connecting to this print queue. Please contact your system administrator.

Hi,
 
I would like to suggest you configure the following policies in your default domain policy. After configuring the policies you should run the command:
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Does it work?
 
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A:Shared Printer Problem

This is a procedure that may work for installing network printers when the normal install doesn't work properly.
Select: Control Panel, Printers, Add Printer
Choose Add Local Printer.
Uncheck the box marked :Automatically detect my PnP printer.
Click Next
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Click Next
Windows displays a small dialogue box asking a port name.
Key in: \\<computer_name>\<printer_name> See note below
Click OK
Windows will show a list of printer vendors and models. The list looks just like the Windows Add Hardware Dialog. Select your printer manufacturer and printer model from the list. If your specific printer isn't shown, you can click on Have Disk and browse to the folder where you have the unpacked drivers for your printer.

Note:
<computer_name> - Computer name from Control Panel, System status display.
<printer_name> - The actual name of the network printer viewed by browsing to the shared printer on the network.​
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/shared-printer-problem.880726/
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A:Need help connecting to a Shared XP Printer

PC's are connected via LAN?
Both printers work properly from their attached PC?

Disable sharing, delete the printer, uninstall any software/drivers for said printer from Add and Remove programs, reboot, and reinstall, configure, and share.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/need-help-connecting-to-a-shared-xp-printer.1124694/
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A:Shared printer issue

Are the computers having this issue running XP Home by chance?? If so this happens because XP home does not store network passwords

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A:Shared Printer Problem

the problem could be owner 'guest'. 'guest' is a limited account, probably don't have authority.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/shared-printer-problem.453398/
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A:shared printer question

Yes. First just try connecting to it. If both the sharer and sharee have the same OS, it will probably ask you if it's OK to copy the driver from the sharee. Tell it yes, and it will install.

With different systems, there may be a problem getting the correct driver for the sharer; if so, try doing a regular install before taking the printer back to the sharee and connecting from the sharer.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/shared-printer-question.389860/
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A:Disappearing shared printer

System seems OK now. After resetting and setting all the "sharing" options on thge desktop to which the printers are attached, my laptop has finally rediscovered the printers - for no obvious reason.

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A:Shared Printer Issue

Did you try to install the printer directly on the XP computer, deleting the driver from the ME computer, then adding it again by connecting the networked printer and having XP install the driver?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/shared-printer-issue.139285/
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A:Shared Printer over Network

The firewall on the laptop may be blocking the communication to the printer. You must enable Printer and File sharing on both computers by running the "network setup wizard"
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/shared-printer-over-network.92040/
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A:Connect to shared printer--> HELP!!!

I never ran Native NT systems, just XP based, and of course there is a "Wizard" for adding the Printer.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/connect-to-shared-printer-help.341717/
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A:No Shared Printer Connection after SP2

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A:Printing to XP Shared Printer

Are both computers part of the same workgroup? Do you have any security software on the XP computer that may be preventing it from seeing the Windows 7 computer? Have you configured the Windows 7 computer to allow file and printer sharing?

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On the xp machine click on the printer.
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A:Shared printer not printing

Hello,

It might help to download the latest printer driver for Vista from Epson's site.

Please let us know.

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/160793-shared-printer-not-printing.html
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A:Cannot connect to shared printer

SP1 comes in two days...there's inside a patch for shared printers not accessible on networks.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/145884-cannot-connect-shared-printer.html
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A:Problem With The Shared Printer.

Download the driver from HERE and install it.

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/shared-printer-on-xp-and-vista.102934/
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A:Shared Printer Issue

Can't you just run the Add New Printer Wizard on that PC and find the wanted printer on the network? Should be a piece of cake if you are in the same Workgroup.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/shared-printer-issue.20071/
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Hi Delphi51 -The M/soft .NET Framework 3.5 may be required on all of these units - Please be sure you have XP SP3 on all the computers in the home network and check for all M/soft updates -Also un/re-install the printer on all those units with problems (if you still have the printer CD) then check for Driver updates -Thank You -EDIT -Sorry but I could not access the Egghead link= Blank page (even though I am a member there)

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A:The Shared Printer Blues

What error message does it give you?

Can you share files between the 2 with no problems?

check this site for troubleshooting steps

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/the-shared-printer-blues.100764/
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Can you test by turning off any firewall software on the computer downstairs? Sounds to me like it's having some sort of communications problem.

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Install the printer local and map a port to the shared printre on xp an use the vista driver

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A:Cant connect to W2K shared printer from XP

Sounds like your not logged onto the network? Are all other network resources available? ie: can you see other pc's on the network etc. Are you logged onto the same domain as the PC sharing the printer??

Ed
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-connect-to-w2k-shared-printer-from-xp.90950/
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A:Shared Printer Madness

Check out the following post about this problem and see if anything there helps: http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums...pic.php?t=5969.

The following thread also addresses the issue, but comes at it from a completely different angle involving the use of a static IP address for the printer (among other suggestions). I'm not sure if this is the issue, but it's worth reading to see if it applies and if the suggestions are worth trying: Error when printing across through a router - Windows Vista Printers & Scanners.

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I hope this helps. If not, post back and I'll try looking again (but after the time I've already spent, I'm not sure what else I'll be able to find though I will try).

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you might need to check the HP website...my understanding is that networking a HP printer in an environment that includes Vista 64 bit is not supported very well.

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I am attempting to install two remote printers across the a small business network which I manage The shared printers are attached to an older Dell running XP Pro I can see them under that computer's IP address but every time I try to connect to either I get the following error after a few moments Operation could not be completed Shared Printer Trouble error x Double check the printer name and make sure that the printer is connected to the network Both printers name Shared Printer Trouble are seen on the network and I am double clicking the printer's icon so the printer name is correct and is connected to the network The Dell is always on and the last time I checked so was both printers I currently do not have access to the office in which these printers are located I have also tried manuelly installing both printers but I get an error saying that my computer cannot connect to the printer Manuelly installing was suggested in the vistax forum many times I have googled this problem and none of the suggestions or help worked I am at a loss as how to proceed I have been able to install shared printers in the past at my home network and I am using the same brand router -abiet different model- here Also I was only dealing with Vista amp Seven together Vista was the OS on Shared Printer Trouble the home network I have Shared Printer Trouble always had trouble with XP computers connecting to Vista and Seven and vice versa I am not sure if the Dell user account has a password set up on it or not

A:Shared Printer Trouble

I just discovered another thread about this that was marked solved, but I had tried that already without success.

Here is that post:
XP to 7 Printer sharing

Both of the printers are quite old, and at least one of the printers has a driver built into Seven (the driver is available for download on HP website, but it is NOT an installer, and is labelled PCL6). I do not know exactly the model number of the other printer (I just know it was made by Sharp)



UPDATE:
Found a key and managed to get in office with the printers. The Dell was on and so were both printers (which I confirmed they were both shared). Upon going into the printers folder on the Dell, I discovered that the Sharp was offline, but the old HP was up and going. I even successfully printed a test page from the Dell. The old HP is a laserjet 4050 connected via parallel port.

I still cannot connect remotely to the old HP.

UPDATE:

"Installing" the old HP driver did not help.

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/87049-shared-printer-trouble.html
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I have a laptop running Windows 7 and a Desktop running Windows XP. The desktop is connected to a HP Deskjet F4280 (or something like that). I have set up the workgroup and everything and the printer is shared and I have added the printer to my Windows 7 laptop. I have done this before and it has worked.

However...now I am getting the error: "Spooler SubSystem App has encountered a problem and needs to close" on the Desktop when i try to print anything from the laptop.

When i added the printer I was able to print a test page but now I can't print anything because I get that error on the desktop. I haven't changed anything since I added the printer to the laptop and printed the test page so why is this happening ?

Please help, I really am begging you. It's driving me crazy
 

A:Shared printer error

It's your Printer Spooler Service Issue, Try to restart the service & make sure its set to automatic. Check Event Viewer to find out what is causing this issue.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/shared-printer-error.901929/