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    XP Pro network Printer not printing

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    by nbp backup ·

    We are using XP Pro as a server on a small network with 12 workstations. 1 XP, 1 W95 and 10 W98SE. Every once in awhile, the printer quits printing. No error message, nothing really out of th ordinary. THE XP Pro workstation/server says the print job is there but it is not being sent to the printer. Once this happens no one else can print until the offending job is cleared, usually by cycling power to the printer and then restarting the offending print job. Everyone has a proper path \\xpserver\hp4100\printer (example) to the printer attached to the XP. Any ideas?

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    • #3380426

      Reply To: XP Pro network Printer not printing

      by jschein ·

      In reply to XP Pro network Printer not printing

      If one of your networked machines has a bad printer driver, it will stop the sharing pc’s spooler service. The only fix is to stop the spooler service and restart it on the host, or reboot that pc.

      Best suggestion would be to go ahead and pay 20-50 dollars for an intel print share device which lets you hook a parallel printer up to the network and assign it an I.P. address. Then just map that printer through jetadmin software from hp with TCP/IP.

      Only other reason to have it shared off a pc is to enable quotas and auditing of print jobs. Doesn’t sound like you need that.

      Good luck.

    • #3380181

      Reply To: XP Pro network Printer not printing

      by carvercomputers_1 ·

      In reply to XP Pro network Printer not printing

      suggestion would be to go ahead and pay 25 to 60 dollars for an INTEL print share device which lets you hook a parallel printer up to the network and assign it an internet proticol address

    • #2743526

      Reply To: XP Pro network Printer not printing

      by dkmc00 ·

      In reply to XP Pro network Printer not printing

      XP Pro being a client OS has a maximum concurrent
      limit of 10 connections. If more than 10 PCs try
      to print at the same time then the problem you experienced can happen.

      A better solution has already been suggested by
      Answers 1 & 2. ( You can purchase any decent brand print server device ).

    • #2743521

      Reply To: XP Pro network Printer not printing

      by nbp backup ·

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