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Print Servers 6161 errors

By miller.rodney ·
Interested to know if other companies see alot of these errors on thier print servers and in what variety they are.

We are pretty much an HP company and continually see mass amounts of 6161 errors. Our most common is this:

TECMSG PFGDSMPRT*** The document Microsoft Word - Document42 owned by L910*** failed to print on printer DSM-HP9050-****. Data type: NT EMF 1.008. Size of the spool file in bytes: 0. Number of bytes printed: 0. Total number of pages in the document: 0. Number of pages printed: 0. Client machine: \1*2.*2.1**.2**. Win32 error code returned by the print processor: 259. No more data is available

With will also get print processor code 5 and 0. At times we start to get a flood of these and it will restart the print spooler on that server.

Have work with HP and Microsoft for some time now with no resolution. Have upgraded drivers many times.

Looking for answers, any comments or help is very much appriciated.

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That is a very common problem

by robo_dev In reply to Print Servers 6161 errors

Any diff if set to Winprint versus raw?

Goto the properties of the offending printer,
Select advanced, Select Print Processor Button, then select WINPRINT and RAW.

If the user print settings are 'print direct to printer' or print after last page is spooled, does this make any difference?

Just a wild guess, but HP printers do not behave well on the LAN, and often have protocols enabled that you may not need (IPX, appletalk). Be sure to disable unnecessary protocols. I would watch the print output with a sniffer to see if something like excessive network traffic is part of the issue.

here are a bunch of things to try:
http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?eventid=6161&eventno=4177&source=Print&phase=1

Played with CleanSpool yet?

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9d467a69-57ff-4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd&displaylang=en

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