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Removing network printer from Vista

By chris.foulstone ·
Guys, I'm not an expert with a PC by any stretch, but I understand some of the more technical elements.

I have print server with a USB printer attached to it that has previously worked fine. The printer was added to the Vista machine by way of the printer server name - in this case \\linkstation\lp.

Recently the printer stopped working, and in an attempt to fix the problem I have removed the printer, deleted the registry entries for the driver, port etc at these locations:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Environments\ Windows NT x86\ Drivers\Version-2\

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Printers\

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers\Connections\

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Providers\ LanMan Print Services\Servers\\Printers\

I have then rebooted the PC, and attempted to add the printer via the print server's IP address - in this case \\10.22.0.3\lp. Unfortunately, when the printer is added the printer status is constantly 'deleting' and when I try to open the printer to view any documents in the print queue it instantly closes itself back down.

Can any of you guys help me out here - I'm not sure what else to try!

Thanks in advance.

Chris

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