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NT Doesnt let me install a printer

By Cr@zy@ssM@g!c!@n ·
I try to add a printer on my winows NT 4. pentium 650 with 256 megs of ram and a 20 gig hard drive. I get an error message that claims Could not connect to printer, the printer proccess is not known. what should i try?

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by Heretic In reply to NT Doesnt let me install ...

Go out to Microsofts Knowledgebase and look up article # Q153355 .
This should help. I've copied a section of the document that give possible reasons why this could be happening.

This error message may be caused by one of the following:
The default print processor Winprint.dll is missing on the computer. This file should be located in the following directory:
%Systemroot%\System32\Spool\Prtprocs\W32x86 -or-
The winprint key is corrupted or missing or the data value contains a leading space in the following registry location:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\ Environments\Windows NT x86\Print Processors\

Hope this helps

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NT Doesnt let me install a printer

by Cr@zy@ssM@g!c!@n In reply to NT Doesnt let me install ...

I tried this and it didnt help. same results.

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NT Doesnt let me install a printer

by bstei18 In reply to NT Doesnt let me install ...

Let's start with the simple stuff first.

1. Do you have permission to install devices?
2. Is the printer port enabled in BIOS?
3. Is the port set for bi-drectional if the printer needs it?
4. Is the printer cable bi-directional?

I know these may sound dumb, but checking the small stuff helps.

If this doesn't help, could you give us a little more info?

Good luck.

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NT Doesnt let me install a printer

by Cr@zy@ssM@g!c!@n In reply to NT Doesnt let me install ...

I have admin privleges and this is a network printer not local.

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NT Doesnt let me install a printer

by Bill Cassada In reply to NT Doesnt let me install ...

I've had similar problems before espcially when the system is on a network and is using shared printers. Sometimes my printers just vanish and when I go to reinstall I get all kinds of strange messages. Ignore them all and reinstall the Service Pack (I recommend SP4 or 6a..NOT SP5 as it has font issues).
Good Luck!

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NT Doesnt let me install a printer

by Cr@zy@ssM@g!c!@n In reply to NT Doesnt let me install ...

This solution sounds good for a printer that disappears. My printer never even apeared.

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NT Doesnt let me install a printer

by Bill Cassada In reply to NT Doesnt let me install ...

Go to a command prompt and type "net send 'domain' and then your message. It should look something like this...

net send mydomain The server will be offline...please close apps and log off.

Hope it helps. Let me know if it doesn't. You can substitute the workgroup or computer name instead if you are not using a domain.

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by Cr@zy@ssM@g!c!@n In reply to NT Doesnt let me install ...
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NT Doesnt let me install a printer

by GeikKo In reply to NT Doesnt let me install ...

if you have the right permissions to add a printer try doing it in the DOS prompt and use the net use command and point it to whichever port you want to use. Then I would still re-install the SP.

Hope it helps.

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