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Printer occassionally stops printing

By tyron57 ·
I have a printer HP LASER JET 2430 connected thruough a usb on a PC to act as its server.All my pcs are on a domain.The rest of the pcs on the domain access the printer through this machine.To connect a PC to the printer,I browse my network places,locate the pc with the printer,open it and just double click on the shared printer.
What is bothering me is that,occassionally and more so more often,some computers fail to print after sometime,they need me to go through the same process again by browsing my network places.
What could it be?Could it a virus,I have tried to rule out this.
Can anyone may be have another way of connecting the other machines onto the printer.
Thanx

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Probably not a virus

by ctrservices In reply to Printer occassionally sto ...

My network is very similar, but I only need to click File--Print-select the printer--OK (after the first time, I do not need to select the printer, it is already selected).

Concerning your problem, as long as you are certain your printer drivers are correct on the PC they are installed in, I would try 1 PC, delete the networked printer connection, and use the Add Printer wizard from the Printers and Faxes applet in the Control Panel to add back the printer network connections.

If all works well for a while, obviously you would want to recreate the other PC's seperately (a real pain if you service many machines).

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