Printer adds another (worthless) page

By brifd1 ·
HP LaserJet 2100 PCL6 printer, Windows XP system on a network.
Whenever I print anything, an extra page is printed that states:
PCL XL error
Warning: IllegalMediaSource

I've tried updating and reinstalling the printer driver, but to no avail. Any ideas?

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Use the PCL 5 or PS drivers

by IC-IT In reply to Printer adds another (wor ...

Sometimes the PCL 6 just will not operate correctly.

Another option is to remove all drivers. Then try a reinstall.

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Changed driver to 5e

by brifd1 In reply to Printer adds another (wor ...

While waiting for a reply from TR, I did a Google to find that this is a very common problem. I should've started there first. The suggestion was to change the driver to 5e (see URL below) and viola(!) it worked. I've always used the 6 driver, so it's a mystery to me why this problem even surfaced to begin with, but most importantly, the problem's solved. When I went back to TR to post this, I noticed that an answer of the same solution was posted! Thanks and keep up the great work. Lemme see, I think I have another nagging problem that I've put up with for awhile, I'll be back with that.**4&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=25469&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=228

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