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Printers dissappearing from Control Pane

By fleon ·
When Using Windows98 and Outlook 98 sometimes the Outlook application hang up and requires closing the application. This causes Printers defined in Control Panel to dissappear too. The solution this is reboot the machine. Does someone has a suggestion on what could be causing the printers to not be available any more? Thanks

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by Duong beo In reply to Printers dissappearing fr ...

Hi,

Some threads of the application may overwrite value in the following key in the registry:
Key name: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Entry name: NoPrinters
Value: 1 (hide), 0 (show)

Give it atry.

Good luck,

Duong beo

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by fleon In reply to Printers dissappearing fr ...

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by bdgray In reply to Printers dissappearing fr ...

I would worry more about what is causing Outlook to hang.

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by fleon In reply to Printers dissappearing fr ...

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by jokeman In reply to Printers dissappearing fr ...

that sounds as though you could hve outlook and the printer driver somehow not working too well.. what type of printer.. try and get the latest driver.... also try going into control panel, device manager and then select refresh,, usually it will bring up any devices that were powered on after windows booted up.. if printer still does not show.. power the printer off and on.. then refresh device manager... also out of curiosity.. try to detect new hardware, see if windows somehow temporarily deleted the printe.r. thats just a longshot, i dont expect the detect new hardwar wizard to actaully find that printer!!

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by juanc1 In reply to Printers dissappearing fr ...

does outlook hang during send /recieve ,i did experince somewhat similiar issue with outlook hanging and found that the problem causing outlook to hang was the mail server or downloading mail.

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by sc4568 In reply to Printers dissappearing fr ...

Hello,
First of all what the deal with only give 25 points for a question like this?
Just kidding :-)

For the printer dissappearing:
Check your spoolss and spool32 files and make sure they are newer then 7/98. If not then download newest from microsoft site.
Your problem was the main reason that put out new versions of that file.

As far was why outlook hangs you would have to give more info.

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