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# IP addres of printer changed

Q: IP addres of printer changed

Hey:

I had a memory card on my printer mapped as a network location. All was well
for weeks then suddenly I could no longer access the drive. Took a few days
to figure out the address to the printer changed. Is This normal? Anything I
need to know? Having refigured the location, all is well.
(Was \\some ##s\memory_card but the last two #s are now different.)

Thank you,
Ed
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Windows Vista Home Premium 64-BIT SP1
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83GHz
4.00 GB RAM
300 GB HDD

A: IP addres of printer changed

It depends - is your printer set up to obtain an IP address automatically from DHCP server, or is it set for a static IP?

Normally, networked printers are set up with Static IPs so this type of thing doesn't make them go into hiding all of a sudden....

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brother printer, "unable to clean" I changed all 4 ink cartridges. I don't have the manual. Help!

A:other printer, "unable to clean", changed printer cartridges

whats the model - there will be a manual online
but without the model - cannot find it for you

I maybe a little biased as I have had trouble with a couple of brothers - 1 was only 14mths old and would not clean or print correctly and despite escalating within Brother , they were not interested in helping. I'm pursuing the Euro 6year process but noluck so far.
I used a special cleaning kit - which did not help , fortunately , the kit came with a guarantee refund if it did not work.
So you maybe unlucky

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hi guys
when using a web-based email, is there a way of sending an email with ip address concealed
or at least not with my actual ip address

If you check the Rules of this forum I think you'll find that the following paragraph probably applies to your post. In other words, we cannot help on this topic.
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Other Illegal Activities - As you might expect, we don't want anything illegal going on here. Users cannot post hacks, cracks, pirated software, or anything of the like. Furthermore, we do not allow instructions on how to complete illegal activities, such as pirating. Please don't ask for advise on using illegal software, as it will be removed.

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Hi

I'm hoping somebody here can help me out with this problem. My web
addresses are not being saved in the address bar. I have autocomplete
set to on. The addresses that I type in the bar is saved only until
I.E. is closed. When I.E. is reopened, none of the addresses come up
when I click on the address arrow. All I get is a blank white scroll
space. This just started happening. I can't tell whether it's a virus
that's causing this or a problem with the registry.

Hughie

How many days is IE set to save history? Any new spyware or anti virus software?

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Hi

I've got Vista Ultimate 32bit installed and a Brother MFC-9045CDN printer.

I've installed the printer driver twice (is supported) one for b&w printing, one for color printing. The user does not have permissions to manage the printer and therefore cannot change the properties.

Unfortunately when I change the properties using the Administrator account they are still not changed when the user accesses the printer. They are only changed for the Administrator.

How can I change the printer properties for all users by using the Administrator?

\xband

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i have a comcast cable modem the Motorola surfboardsb5120 if i use the nic to connect i get the dhcp error and the network address not given error's but if i connect to it with my usb it works fine, i bought a new nic card same thing i need to use the nic because i need to run a router that i will need to plug right into i have tried the winsock fix the sp2 fix and disabling tcp/ip and enabling it the ipconfig /release and the ipconfig /renew when i renew i get the dhcp error

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Having moved a bunch of shared printers from one server to another, I need to change the local printer paths on all workstations - is this something that can be done at a command line, and therefore scripted and placed into a batch file/login script?

I rather think it's going to have to be done with something like VBScript or WSH (about which I know nothing!) but if anyone has any ideas, I'd be pleased to hear them.

Thanks.

A:Lots of changed printer paths....

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Hi guys,

My MIL printed her Avon invoice to a Quicken PDF printer??? And now she can't switch it back. I don't remember well enough to talk her through it and she needs it pretty bad. She's 80 and doesn't really understand what has happened and she lives a long way from here. Can someone give me a play by play to restore her HP Printer? In the control panel it shows two printers one is a PDF and the other is her HP. The HP shows "Not Ready". It has been too long for me and I don't have an XP machine here at the house to look at. I just thought I could have her delete the PDF printer but everytime she prints her Avon stuff, it will probably happen again. She says she has tried to print numerous things today and they just keep going to a queue.

Thanks,
Andy

A:Mother-in-law's Default Printer Changed to PDF

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when i go to print anything the printer defaults to SAVE not print what do i do - how do i get it to print and not say save I want the choice to save at a later date if i want

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So I get this computer from a friend who wants it fixed. He knows nothing about computers, so I would be suprised if he knew about HiJackThis . Well, I don't know how to read the logs, so I am in need of help from the experts here at BleepingComputer.comHeres the problemsIntel Boot File Failed?Homepage modifiedAddress Bar Disappeared (I got it back, was just unchecked)Toolbars...Virus program with no remove file and not in the add/remove filesHeres the log..Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:14:30 PM, on 8/29/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\java.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\mwsoemon.exe

Hello SimonsaysWelcome to BleepingComputer ========================ownload OTScanIt.exe to your Desktop and double-click on it to extract the files. It will create a folder named OTScanIt on your desktop.Note: You must be logged on to the system with an account that has Administrator privileges to run this program.Close ALL OTHER PROGRAMS.Open the OTScanIt folder and double-click on OTScanIt.exe to start the program (if you are running on Vista then right-click the program and choose Run as Administrator).In the Drivers section click on Non-Microsoft.Under Additional Scans click the checkboxes in front of the following items to select them:Reg - BotCheck
Rootkit Search -Yes
Drivers -Non Microsoft
Do not change any other settings.Now click the Run Scan button on the toolbar.Let it run unhindered until it finishes.When the scan is complete Notepad will open with the report file loaded in it.Click the Format menu and make sure that Wordwrap is not checked. If it is then click on it to uncheck it.Use the Add Reply button and Copy/Paste the information back here. I will review it when it comes in. Make sure that the first line is code with brackets around it [] and that the last line is /code with brackets around it [].If, after posting, the last line is not <End of Report> then the log is too big to fit into a single post and you will need to split it into multiple posts or attach it as a file.

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Hello,

My printer worked fine up until a few days ago. It is an HP B210a setup over the network with it's own IP address. My roommate started printing on it without asking me. He said it was an "accident" but I'm not sure how that could be the case. Anyways, I tried searching for a solution, like a password and in my haste I changed the permissions without thinking first. I made ChaCha(admin), me, have full permission and denied everyone else. Boom, printer no longer showed up in devices and printers. Spent all day yesterday installing and uninstalling the drivers. Used HP's troubleshooting utilities to no avail. When my roommate came home and turned on his computer a few days later, the print jobs I had sent started printing through his computer. He removed the device from his computer but that didn't help either.

The printer shows up under Device Manager>Imaging Devices but not under Devices and Printers. HP's diagnostic utility comes up with 2 errors, the first is that the driver is conflicting which makes no sense since I am downloading the driver straight from their website, using their software, and two it shows the printer as offline. I've used the recommended software etc., to try to do a fresh install. The printer shows up when you go to print something but as offline. Did my roommate hijack my printer or did I mess up by changing the permissions to only me. Why, as the admin, can I not see/communicate with my printer? Is there a way to set the permiss... Read more

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I am shortly to get myself a new computer and in preparation for the change-over I need to copy all my emails and my email address book onto a memory stick so that I can move them accross to my new computer.

My problem is I don't know where they are stored on my HDD - does anyone have any clues on where to look and / or how I should go about transferring this data over to my new computer??

A:[SOLVED] Where can I find my emails &amp; email addres book

Hello again Chooks

What emailprogra do you use

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Hi,
I am using windows XP Sp2 .i am trying to connect to the internet through modem using ethernet cable(cat5 crossed). but it shows limited or no connectivity. it is actually showing the ip address as 169.XXX.XXX but the actual Ip address is 10.XX.XXX but the dhcp can't ping this address. i have tried everything but the Ip address stays the same. any suggestions highly appreciated..ThanX

A:How to reset the IP addres of ethernet card in my sony Vaio laptop?

If you are getting a 169.XXX.XXX address, it means the computer is not getting an IP address assigned from the router.

Several common things can cause this. The modem is not configured for DHCP, the cable, network card or port on the modem are defective.

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I have a live.co.uk email address and I added an outlook.com alias, making the latter my primary alias. I noticed that in the Windows 8 Mail app when I selected my Outlook.com account the Inbox showed "Couldn't sync messages". I uninstalled Mail and reinstalled it. The reverse situation is now the case: when I select my Live account the Inbox shows the same message. I think this has only been happening since I updated from 8 to 8.1, but I could be wrong about that. Since I still receive the emails, I suppose it doesn't matter much but I wonder if this should be happening.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Hi,
I am using windows XP Sp2 .i am trying to connect to the internet through modem using ethernet cable(cat5 crossed). but it shows limited or no connectivity. it is actually showing the ip address as 169.XXX.XXX but the actual Ip address is 10.XX.XXX but the dhcp can't ping this address. i have tried everything but the Ip address stays the same. any suggestions highly appreciated..ThanX

A:How to reset the IP addres of ethernet card in my sony Vaio laptop?

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Hi all, looking for some assistance to save time with a task. I am required to send an email to email addresses in cell E if the cell value in d is greater than 0. Would appreciate assistance, thanks

A:Solved: Excel mail a row/rows to email addres in range

Hi

Attached is an example of how you would send emails automatically from your spreadsheet. If your "real" spreadsheet is in any way different from the example the macro will need to be adjusted, Also, I used column H to identify when an email has been sent and told the macro not to re-send to that address(es). If you do want to re-send you would need to delete the notation in column H.

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Hi Folks,

After I installed the new Mozilla Firefox browser, I've been unable to print. I don't know how that could happen -- I don't see the connection. I tried reinstalling the printer software, but that didn't work.

Do you folks have any idea what could have happened?

A:HP Deskjet 932C Printer Problem - won't print since I changed browsers

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Missing functionallity in 'Windows Mail' Contacts that was in Outlook Express 'address book'

I've just moved over from XP with Outlook Express 6 to Vista Ultimate using Windows Mail.
I've migrated my old XP Address Book into Windows Mail Contacts and my 50+ Contact Groups (my mailout lists) are visible BUT when I browse an individual contact there is no field that tells me which of my Contact Groups this person is in? In Address Book there was a field there.
I need this info for maintaining my mailout list. At the moment I can't tell if a person's email address is already on my mail out list unless I check each of the 50+ Contact Groups individually which can't be right!!!
Am I missing something - is this info there somewhere?
Thx
pc

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Missing functionallity in 'Windows Mail' Contacts that was in Outlook Express 'address book'

I've just moved over from XP with Outlook Express 6 to Vista Ultimate using Windows Mail.
I've migrated my old XP Address Book into Windows Mail Contacts and my 50+ Contact Groups (my mailout lists) are visible BUT when I browse an individual contact there is no field that tells me which of my Contact Groups this person is in? In Address Book there was a field there.
I need this info for maintaining my mailout list. At the moment I can't tell if a person's email address is already on my mail out list unless I check each of the 50+ Contact Groups individually which can't be right!!!
Am I missing something - is this info there somewhere?
Thx
pc

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Hi There Everyone at TechGuy! I am desperate for some HELP...Please?..........PRETTY PLEEEAAASSEE ???
Now,..Before i Continue Please First Be Sure to Read Fully as I did Some Google Searching & Tried Some Forum Fix It Options that I Found, which havent worked at all but I will leave you all info as well as some screen shots.
Second...Please know that I am not Very Computer Savvy or Knowledgable. Well,....a Little for a Home User but with the Operating System, NOT with this problem & networking, routers, modems, IP addresses & DHCP !! Networking is DEFINITELY NOT my area of expertise So Please Handle with Care. lol. THANKS & HUGS in Advanced!

ok,
The Problem.
We have a Desktop computer as well as a Lap Top,..both Running WINDOWS XP. The Lap Top is Wireless with a LINKSYS Wireless Card & the Desktop has the MOTOROLA Modem & a LINKSYS Router & we are BROADBAND Connected.
Both were Running & Working just fine & they were Both Accessing the Internet just fine...until 3 days ago when the Man in the house had to turn off the house power to find & replace a circuit breaker for the fritzing out Microwave & we turned off both computers before he did this. When the power was put back on, the Desktop Computer was back to its normal fine self & running perfectly. The Wireless Lap Top on the other hand was not.
The Wireless Laptop Popped Up with a Yellow Explaination Mark over the Double Computer Icon in the Bottom Right Task Bar...Near the ... Read more

A:Unable to Contact DHCP Server~Limited or No Connectivity~Cannot Assign Network Addres

if you connect the laptop to the router with a cable - does it work ?
you will need to copy between a working PC and laptop

would you post an image of device manager - see below
also post an ipconfig /all and if you could post into a reply - rather than a picture -
that the Wireless Card was never installed right to begin withClick to expand...

I'm interested in the ethernet connection that has wireless as a name - does the laptop have a built in wirelsss or do you use an adapter
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{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here
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"Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage"

This is an EXTREMELY aggrivating issue I am having. I use Firefox however pages like MSN Profile always want to load with IE. And so this problem is really aggrivating me! Firefox works perfectly fine. Just IE. I've tried IE 6 and IE 7 beta.. same thing.

I have spent hours on the net searching for fixes..

I have downloaded ATF-Cleaner and used it to delete all temporary and IE related files and cached files. I have run multiple Adware programs, ran WinsockXpfix.. no luck.

Hyjackthis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:05:22 AM, on 1/6/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SM1BG.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy Media Creator 7\Drag to Disc\DrgToDsc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe

That page is supposed to be the initial page for configuring IE7. Suggest that you remove IE7 beta and then download and install the released IE7.

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Hi there,

My Canon MG 6120 printer used to work with all the computers in the house wirelessly. On upgrading the wifi modem, it is no longer recognised.

How do I get it to be recognised again?

Many thanks, Tony (using Win 10 64 bit on Gateway NV79 c0mputer)

A:Changed Wifi modem and cannot start wifi Printer

Canon PIXMA MG6120 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer

Select Wireless Help, then select Re-establishing Printer Connection After A Network Change?.

The information and diagrams you need will be there.

--------------------------------------------------------------

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Thank you for looking and offering any suggestions to cleanse my system.
This is my symptoms:
Sometimes is not possible for me to shut down the computer.
My wallpaper on my XP Home Edition (version 5.1) w/SP2 has changed to a reddish background with three reddish wishbone imags. It also says YOUR PRIVACY IS IN DANGER! DOWNLOAD PRIVACY PROTECTION SOFTWARE NOW!
http://www.ucleaner.com/main.php?wmid=6010&mid=MjI6Mjo4OQ==&lndid=2
More over I found dangerous: XVORFWBD.DLL in C:\WINDOWS
I tried to manually delete the same, but could not do the same.
On startup I receive a dialog box stating the following:
Windows has detected an Internet attack attempt....
Somebody's trying to infect your PC with spyware or harmful viruses. Run full system scan now to protect your PC from Internet attacks, hijacking attempts, and spyware! Click here to download spyware removal for total protection.
When I am not connected to the Internet a box appears asking me if I want to work offline or try again.
After he scanning, it created log file. I am pasting the entire log file here:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:21: VIRUS ALERT!, on 24/06/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:

The latest addition to the problems is: The 'All Programs' has disappeared from the 'Start Menu'.

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Hi guys, so I have a little problem, I've downloaded FileTypesMan because I wanted to change the .exe files appearance on my computer.

I did this using this program - all .exe file icons changed, however, with them changed ALL the shortcuts to all the programs that I have on my laptop - now they all look the same.

I can't figure out how to change it all back.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
THanks
Max
View image: Capture - how my Desktop looks now

A:Programs shortcuts'icons changed when changed exe file icon appearance

Hello Max, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you might see if downloading and merging the .reg file for the listed exe item in the tutorial below may be able to help. It'll restore the default association and registry entries for exe files.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

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Hi all-
Apologies in advance as I am not exactly technologically sound.
I tried plugging in my digital camera today, and though it did not come up, I hunted down the Removable Disk (E) drive, which I figured would open it. It told me that I had to choose a program to open it with, so I chose some kind of picture viewer. Then all the icons on my desktop turned into said picture viewer, and I cannot open anything but that program from the desktop. Also, when I go into Programs and try to open them, they don't work there either. Help!
I am using Windows 7. I have tried System Restore but it told me that it could not complete it and gave me some kind of error message with 0x80070005. It recommended that I turn off my protection or whatever to complete it, but I have Norton 360 and no idea how to turn it off!
Any help is greatly appreciated- we just bought this computer in November and now my husband is ticked off!

A:Solved: accidentally changed removable disk, now changed every program?

Welcome Tuckersmom !
When I connect my camera to either of our computers, the camera itself indicates on the viewer how to handle the pictures....
To replace the icons on the desk top, right click any empty place and select refresh, I think this should restore them for you.
My daughter uses Norton 360 and we have found that it disables the system restore. She does regular backups with Norton 360. If you have done that, you should be able to restore from one of those backups.
GOOD LUCK
Let us know how it goes.
Vicks

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this is very confusing to me ive never seen it so i found a way back onto the internet by using a shortcut i had.

not even sure how to start this. i dont know exactly what i did but everything was changed. i was going to try to watch a movie thats on my laptop, it said 'avi' and when i clicked on it nothing happened. i dragged it into itunes to see if it would play there, nope. i right-clicked it, picked 'open with' VLC, still nothing. right clicked it again and chose windows media center, nothing happened. i tried transfering the folder with the option available in media center, still didnt play.

when i closed media center i saw all my desktop stuff was changed to open with media center, i knew immediatly i screwed up pretty bad somewhere. i right clicked internet explorer and changed it to open with internet explorer, it then changed everything to open with internet explorer. when i clicked on internet explorer it didnt open, but it did open the download bar as if i downloaded it. it says "Internet Explorer.Ink" or .lnk. when i click open, the window comes up but closes right away.

can someone help me by telling me how to get everything back to normal?

A:[SOLVED] changed one thing to open with a different application and it changed everyt

It sounds like what you've done is associate a .lnk file (shortcut type) with an application and now all shortcuts will run with that application. The avi file you were referring too may be just that as well: a shortcut.

This has also been known to be caused by a malware infection, in which case if you suspect it, you'll have to report it to our security team in the appropriate Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help subforum.

This may help with the situation.

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Turned on my comupter this morning and got the following errors: I have not opened the computer tower, I have not added or removed any drives:

Primary IDE channel NO 80 Conductor cable installed
Flopply Disk 40 missing

Then restarted system and got this message:
"cpu has been changed or CPU Ratio change failed"

Hit F1 to continue or DEL go to into setup

I have gone to CMOS set up and used f7 to optimize and hit f10 to save
come back with the third error.

this computer has always done a memory test when it starts up 99% of the time I let it run, total startup time if I do, 10minutes, if I skip memory test still 10 minutes.

Now slower than ever trying to start up

I have read your various threads and none I found discuss these errors just suddenly apprearing. This computer was a built from scratch by an IT friend of mine who has moved away I have all the documentation that came with it.

I have tried system restore back one week did not work, I was following ASK tech page guide and downloaded REGSERVO program came back with 6800 errors and wanted 39.00, well as you know the economy is in the tank and I do not have the extra money, but i do have the extra time if someone could walk me through what to do.

I use Norton utilities and clean the drive/registries/and explorer weekly.
Thank you

A:sudden error message CPU has been changed or CPU Ratio changed failed

REGSERVO is a Rogue program that tells you, you have problems and "we will fix them for you for $39.00!" "But. Wait! for an extra amount for shipping and handling we will really screw your Windows installation up!" Of course they make you wait until they find the registry errors to tell you that you have to pay$39.00. I just did a google search on REGSERVO and the only ones that give RegServo good reviews are, and hear is the drum roll, Regservo itself. Stay away from any of these programs that say they will fix your registry then want money to fix the problems they found.

Also there is no need to run any registry cleaner. More often than not it will not help your problem or speed up your computer, and can indeed break your registry to the extent of having to reinstall windows.

If this is the system in yur Computer specs, have you been having any problems with needing to adjust the date and time lately?

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Hi,
I recently purchased the

Wintergreen PM800-M2 Socket 478 Barebone Kit / 52x32x52x CD-RW / Modem / 350 Watt Power Supply / Keyboard / Mouse / Speakers

I put in the Prescot 3.0E 1M L2 Catch CPU and 512MB Kingston 3200 DDR ram also it has a Maxtor 60GB 7200RPM hard drive

When I start the pc it gives the message above, also it does not let me save the cmos settings for cpu i.e. it just hangs but it does let me change the settings for date time etc so I think it rules out a bad cmos battery.

I have also double checked the heat sink and fan connection + the memory.

The CPU is running at 58 degrees according to the cmos/bios

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks.

A:Warning! CPU has been changed or CPU ratio changed fail.

I had the same problem (but on an Abit board) - it turned out to be defective memory so I siggest you run memtest for an hour ( www.memtest.org), which is a bootable CD or Floppy.

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So my DNS was changed and then changed back but the work emails under that domain do not receive anything in their inboxes. I need help determining who exactly is the server since the server is down and what do I need to do to recover the emails. Network solutions only hosts the domain but our email is not consolidated with that account. when you visit the website it says the server is down. HELP PLEASE ASAP EMERGENCY

A:DNS was changed and changed back now email is gone

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Hello i Have the above problem while I try to share a printer on a domain network.
My windows firewall (localy) is also damage, is that the problem that I have to solve first?

Windows 8  - cannot share a printer error message appears "[Window Title] Printer Properties  [Main Instruction] Printer settings could not be saved.  There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper.   [OK]

A:Windows 8 - cannot share a printer error message appears "[Window Title] Printer Properties [Main Instruction] Printer settings could not be saved. There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper. [OK]

You may need to reinstall the printer. Remove the printer driver from Control Panel\Programs and Features, then add the printer from Devices and Printers.

Please note that if the printer driver is not in the list in Devices and Printers, I suspect that the printer is currently not compatible with Windows 8. In this case I suggest you contact the printer manfuacturer for more information.
Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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Hi, Can you help check what the font issue is?
I installed Chinese version, but I downloaded English language package, and set it as english version.

But it's showing the SimSun font.

A:Font changed changed

Welcome to Seven Forums syveen . I believe that the Chinese version installs that font by default. You can change your default fonts:

Fonts - Change

A Guy

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As usually, I was trying to change some settings to make larger/darker text and better color. I kept messing with all of that. Every time you click it takes you to another adjustment. Now I don't know what all I changed,but ll of my application are changed and ugly.

My Google search screen no longer has a search button. Just says click enter.
My Yahoo mail is all spread out and pale
My EBAY has small printing and formatting is different

UGH

Do you know what the default font name and size would have been? Maybe if I put it back.

A:Changed settings changed everything

Hi

i would try going back to a restore point before you made changes

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I copy e-mail into a Word document, write an answer and copy it back into the mail. The mail-and-answer document is saved locally (a strategy that keeps my mailbox always empty). But when I open the document later on, just to look at it, when closing it asks if I want to save the changes, even though I made no change. If I write first into a new Word document, this doesn’t happen, so maybe some flag is set when I first copy the mail into Word. Any idea where this is located and how to unset it? (It kind of acts like Excel that recomputes all the math every time you open a document.) I’m using: Microsoft Word 2002 (10.5815.4219) SP-2 Thank you, Gordon Atteberry [email protected]

A:Word says doc changed when not changed

I suspect that is a hyperlink is embedded it may update it when opened, so it's a change?

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LIke an idiot I changed a associate file and it has turned everything into a lnk so I cant open any programs or anything at all any solutions would be greatly appreciated

A:Changed a file Association and it changed everything to a link file

Hello KnightSaint, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could use the tutorial below to download the file extension that you changed to restore it's default associations.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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(using win7 x64)

I used a program called "Types" to change a few file icons in windows. I did the same thing on a laptop but used a different program so I didn't get this problem. After I changed the default icon for .exe every exe program changed to the default icon I had selected. Not just the programs I already had on the computer but it uses the default icon for new programs downloaded and even ones viewed on disc. And it changed all shortcuts to the default icon.

I've been able to restore most of the shortcuts through the properties menu. Interesting thing is I have to do it twice on every icon since the first attempt seems to do nothing (and refreshing the desktop doesn't work).

I've downloaded additional icon programs that have a restore setting but that hasn't worked. I've tried a registry fix but that doesn't work. Neither has using the windows restore point. I've gone into the registry itself and changed around the default icon for the exe. Sure it'll change the icon but no exe programs with their own icons will return to their original state. My last attempt has been to delete the icon cache and that has also failed.

So now that google has let me down I'm hoping someone here can help me. A big thank you in advance cause this is really annoying.

A:[SOLVED] Changed EXE Icon Now All EXE's are changed to default Icon

Hi, well you have made quite a few changes trying to fix this, we may have to do this in stages first we will clear the Cache (only proper way to do this):-

Go to Start all programs accessories and right click on command prompt select ?run as administrator?

Code:
At the prompt type:- taskkill /im explorer.exe /f press enter

Now type each line and press enter after each line.
Note the spaces.

CD %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local

attrib -h IconCache.db

del IconCache.db

Shutdown /r
Post back, do not attempt anything else, there is more we can do.

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Hello and thank you for offering such a great help
first of all i am having the same issue as one of your members had before but the links to resolve the problem were taken down here is the link:

[SOLVED] Changed EXE Icon Now All EXE's are changed to default Icon

I used a program to change the default icon on programs and I made a mistake when i changed the default icon for all the .exe not knowing that all the icons on my desktop would look the same now since they are all .exe.

I can't do a system restore and i need them to go back to default
I am running Win 7 64x Pro

A:Changed EXE Icon Now All EXE's are changed to default Icon

It's much safer to change application shortcut icons on a "one at a time" basis, using the built-in Properties > Change Icon feature which most shortcuts have. Using software to do it is unecessary and also (as you've discovered) risky.

Doesn't the software have a way to restore defaults?
If it doesn't, you'll have to restore each one manually by right-clicking one, choosing "Properties", then clicking "Change icon". Click "Browse", navigate to that shorcut's parent application in C:\Program Files, find the main executable and select that.

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how can I create a task to 'open a printer, print the test page at that specific printer and then shut down the printer' ?

I want to do this, so that the printer will be maintained and not break due to inactivity

thanks!

A:Create task to open printer, print test page, and shutdown printer?

Not understanding this part of your question ........ "not break due to inactivity"

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Hi,

My computer is working fine - but I recently purchased a new Samsung ML2570 laser printer that just died when the starter cartridge ran out of toner (or actually when the printer counter hit its predetermined set no. - probably 1000). At least I think that's what happened. The starter cartridges come without fuses. Replacement cartridges or toner refill kits come with fuses that are supposed to reset the counters, so when I refilled the starter cartridge and inserted the fuse that came with the kit, the printer still didn't work. I tried again with two more fuses, with no luck. I don't have a printer jam and all the doors are well-latched before I turn it on. Does anyone have any idea what I should do next to get my printer working again? My email is [email protected]

Regards, and thanks for any help,

Marie

A:New Samsung Laser Printer Starter Cartridge Won't Reset Printer When Toner Refilled

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I'm having difficulty getting the printer which is attached to a Win XP Pro system to be available for use by a Win ME system on the same network.

The printer is a HP Deskjet 697C. It is installed and working on the Win XP Pro system.
Both systems can see each other on the network and transfer files back and forth with no difficulty.
The printer on the XP system is marked for Sharing and File and Print Sharing is enabled.
The XP Firewall is turned off, as we use Zone Alarm Security Suite.

When I use Add Printer on the WinME machine, and try to browse for a network printer, I can expand the network to see the computer name of the XP machine, but the shared printer doesn't show up as a choice.

What are we doing wrong?

A:Solved: Can't Add HP 697C Printer connected to WinXP Pro into WinME printer choices

What is the share name for the printer? Win ME uses NetBIOS for local shares, and has a limit of 12 characters to a share name.

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<g class="gr_ gr_55 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" data-gr-id="55" id="55">Problem</g> started a couple of weeks ago when I noticed that I could not print PDF files. I almost exclusively use
Google Chrome browser. When I would try to print a PDF file it would go to "Save" instead of "Print." Now I can not print anything. Not even a Word document. I think the printer spooler has gone AWOL on the computer.
I tried a fix that was listed in the Windows Vista forum that involved copying a bunch of code to Notebook, saving that on the Desktop as "spooler.reg" , then double clicking on this file & letting it do its thing...to no avail. Went to the
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Canon do not support their BJ30 printer on a Windows 7 64 bit OS, and do not supply drivers. Does anyone know how I can use this printer on this OS, by perhaps using similar drivers etc? Thanks.

A:Printer Driver needed for Canon BJ30 printer on a Windows 7 64bit OS

on another forum, someone has managed to use the BJC-85 printer drivers to work with windows 7 - doesn't
say if 32 or 64bit windows 7 though

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/990380-windows-7-64-bit-bj.html

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My Mom has an HP laptop. She recently purchased a new HP printer and I have been trying for the last 4 days to get it to install/connect. I've been in touch with HP but the links they provide aren't resolving the issues.

First, using the CD that came with the printer: hangs up at around 85-90%. It doesn't not show up as installed. I copied the CD to the desktop, modified Setup.exe in CFFExplorer and Run as Administrator and it appears to completely install; however, when I go to Device Manager, it says no driver is found. I sometimes have the option to update and sometimes that seems to work but I can't access it through Add a Printer (which has the green bar run across the top, then pulsate and freeze).

Trying to install using the driver I download from HP results in no installing screen appearing but it does hang up in the background and the only way to stop it is to Restart. The same thing happens if I try to use HPs Wizard.

I've installed several HP printers through the years and not had this much trouble. That doesn't even include the dozens of times I've had to reinstall my own HP printer because of its contrariness!

Additionally, attempts to uninstall the old printer results in it hanging up/freezing soon in to the process, whether I try to uninstall from the Start menu, file or Uninstall program. I'm not even being able to get the Windows Updates to install - that process also just hangs up/freezes. FYI - I've not checked her machine in a while so there are ma... Read more

A:Unable to install printer drivers, uninstall old printer, update Windo

Hi columbia93, welcome to 7F!

Printers are touchy animals, when installing any printer you have to follow the install procedures exactly as described by the manufacturer.

This may be the root cause:

Quote:
FYI - I've not checked her machine in a while

Not that you haven't been able to check it, but there may be an accumulation of problems on your Mom's machine that also are stopping the update process.

I am trying to find one of 7F's tutorials on improving performance of a computer, but it boils down to cleaning out all detritus that a machine can accumulate of a period of time.
I did find this but there is another one: Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover The first three options would help

Run Antimalware/virus scans, run a Check Disk then a sfc /scannow then try to uninstall that old printer driver, and if that works shut down the machine, and try to install the printer without the HP disk, when it looks, but asks if you have the disk say no and allow the OS to install what it has.
It is my understanding that HP Printer drivers already come with Windows 7.

But do the cleanup first and see if that helps.

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I have trouble installing a HP Color LaserJet 8550N printer (has JetDirect Printer Server 600N with IP address of 192.168.68.4) to my XPpro PC.
I was stuck when Add Printer Wizard ask me to “specific a Printer”. I selected “Browse for a printer” and came up with nothing (no printer). I tried selecting “Connect to this printer” but I do not know what name to type in (Example is \\server\\printer). I tried selecting “Connect to a printer on the Internet or on a home or office network” but I do not what URL to type in (Example is http://server/printer/myprinter/printer). Therefore, I cancelled the installation.
I had then installed its Printer Utility. The utility is capable of finding the printer and showing me it’s Properties. However, I still ended up with no printer listed to use in Printers and Faxes.
So, XPpro is a step backward in this case.
I could install this printer with printer server on W98/ME because their Add Printer Wizards allow me to use either the IP address or the hardware address to locate the printer server.

Randy

A:Can not install a HP LJ C8550N printer (with Printer Server card) to Windows XPpro

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I have trouble installing a HP Color LaserJet 8550N printer (has JetDirect Printer Server 600N with IP address of 192.168.68.4) to my XPpro PC.
I was stuck when Add Printer Wizard ask me to “specific a Printer”. I selected “Browse for a printer” and came up with nothing (no printer). I tried selecting “Connect to this printer” but I do not know what name to type in (Example is \\server\\printer). I tried selecting “Connect to a printer on the Internet or on a home or office network” but I do not what URL to type in (Example is http://server/printer/myprinter/printer). Therefore, I cancelled the installation.
I had then installed its Printer Utility. The utility is capable of finding the printer and showing me it’s Properties. However, I still ended up with no printer listed to use in Printers and Faxes.
So, XPpro is a step backward in this case.
I could install this printer with printer server on W98/ME because their Add Printer Wizards allow me to use either the IP address or the hardware address to locate the printer server.

Randy

A:Can not install a HP LJ C8550N printer (with Printer Server card) to Windows XPpro

Double post.
Sorry Randy, its against the rules of the forum to double post the same problem in different forums. It makes resolution and follow ups too hard for many......

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Hi to all.

I am having an annoing problem with shared printers.

The user that share a printer lose the default printer in any case when another user print on this shared and it turn immediatly default printer only for the user that share the printer.

The printer shared is a label printer without network port and all was working very well before this , in my opinion, unusefull improve.

All user have the " not manage default option" , win 10 pro but seems that "default option" do not effect at all with shared printers.

It is clear that is a very bad working for the sharing printer user that have to check every time what the actual default printer.

any suggestion or is it a win 10 bug ?

ciao

A:Shared printer problem with windows 10 printer default manage

Not a Windows bug. Helps to know the model and manufacturer of thr label printer.

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Hi Guys,

I'm getting quite frustrated with this issue and wondering if anyone has seen it, and able to resolve the issue. The issue is I have a network printer selected as the default in Windows 10. I have the option "Let Windows manage my default printer" turned off. At one point randomly, the default printer goes back to the Adobe PDF as the default.

Steps taken:

* I have checked the registry settings to ensure that the options "let Windows manage my default printer" is switched off. I can confirm this.
* Switched the default printer back to the network printer and performed a reboot. The network printer remains as the default. At some point of the day it goes back to Adobe PDF.
* Had a Microsoft support dude to look at the issue, but he has no idea either.

A few of my pilot users has also experience the same issue. Any ideas anyone?

A:Default network printer randomly defaults to the adobe PDF printer

Originally Posted by eichenbe

Hi Guys,

I'm getting quite frustrated with this issue and wondering if anyone has seen it, and able to resolve the issue. The issue is I have a network printer selected as the default in Windows 10. I have the option "Let Windows manage my default printer" turned off. At one point randomly, the default printer goes back to the Adobe PDF as the default.

Steps taken:

* I have checked the registry settings to ensure that the options "let Windows manage my default printer" is switched off. I can confirm this.
* Switched the default printer back to the network printer and performed a reboot. The network printer remains as the default. At some point of the day it goes back to Adobe PDF.
* Had a Microsoft support dude to look at the issue, but he has no idea either.

A few of my pilot users has also experience the same issue. Any ideas anyone?

How mine is set up is
In settings
Go to Printer icon
Make sure your named printer is in default.
Turn on let Window manage your default printer.

Printer - Turn On or Off Let Windows 10 Manage Default Printer

That way if your printer you named was the last one used
The next time you go to print

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I am running windows xp pro, I had installed sp2 and found usb problems. In trying to fix the problem I accidentally deleted the port the printer was using, the "virtual usb port". I have recently removed the sp2 from my computer which helped in other areas but my printer is not being recognized by anything since deleting that port. Does anyone know how I can get that port back. All other usb devices work fine, scanner mouse keyboard ect..With power on to the printer it shows "printer not responding" or "printer offline". The printer is a cannon s9000. If it helps I am running a Abit kt-7a raid mobo, 1.4ghz amd athlon, win xp pro build 2600. I thought of installing xp on top of the current install but wasn't sure if i'd make things worse..Any help greatly appreciated.

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I have add printers before on networks but for some reason can't see this one, here is the setup and problem

DSL--MODEM>Wireless Linksys Router? 1st computer dell dedktop windows xp sp2 home it wired to router no problem works great. Printer hooked to desktop works great.

2nd computer is a dell Laptop windows xp sp2 home with wireless card and connects to the network just fine.

They have a new printer a HP Officejedt Pro L7500 all in one printer, scanner, copier, and fax. ON the laptop I go to control panel and printers and then add a printer and go through where it tells to check for network printer and I do and it shows the computers but not the printer, I look on the desktop for the share name and it was HPOffice so I even typed that in on the laptop but still can't see it.

I have a network setup just like my buddy modem>wireless router>2 desktops and a laptop. MY printer is hooked to the first computer which is aldo wired to the router and on my lap top (which is the same as his a DELL Inspiron I did the add printer and it saw my printer and added it right away.

On my buddies I shared the printer from the desktop computer and did the same thing on his laptop as I did mine but it just doesn't see his. Can someone tell my what I am doing wrong. I even ran the add a home network on the desktop then the laptop and that didn't help it just isn't picking up the printer. I tried to run the disc for the printer on the laptop but only get a l... Read more

A:Solved: 2 windows XP SP2 Home-Router-Printer-Can't add printer on 2nd computer

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Hi Guys,

I'm getting quite frustrated with this issue and wondering if anyone has seen it, and able to resolve the issue. The issue is I have a network printer selected as the default in Windows 10. I have the option "Let Windows manage my default printer" turned off. At one point randomly, the default printer goes back to the Adobe PDF as the default.

Steps taken:

* I have checked the registry settings to ensure that the options "let Windows manage my default printer" is switched off. I can confirm this.
* Switched the default printer back to the network printer and performed a reboot. The network printer remains as the default. At some point of the day it goes back to Adobe PDF.
* Had a Microsoft support dude to look at the issue, but he has no idea either.

A few of my pilot users has also experience the same issue. Any ideas anyone?

A:Default network printer randomly defaults to the adobe PDF printer

Originally Posted by eichenbe

Hi Guys,

I'm getting quite frustrated with this issue and wondering if anyone has seen it, and able to resolve the issue. The issue is I have a network printer selected as the default in Windows 10. I have the option "Let Windows manage my default printer" turned off. At one point randomly, the default printer goes back to the Adobe PDF as the default.

Steps taken:

* I have checked the registry settings to ensure that the options "let Windows manage my default printer" is switched off. I can confirm this.
* Switched the default printer back to the network printer and performed a reboot. The network printer remains as the default. At some point of the day it goes back to Adobe PDF.
* Had a Microsoft support dude to look at the issue, but he has no idea either.

A few of my pilot users has also experience the same issue. Any ideas anyone?

How mine is set up is
In settings
Go to Printer icon
Make sure your named printer is in default.
Turn on let Window manage your default printer.

Printer - Turn On or Off Let Windows 10 Manage Default Printer

That way if your printer you named was the last one used
The next time you go to print

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I just upgraded my XP home edition to Vista home premium with an upgrade disk provided by Dell. Before the upgrade I uninstalled my HP 2575 printer and software because it was listed as a compatibility issue. After upgrade I reinstalled new software from HP for my printer from the HP website. I plugged in the USB cable from my printer. Vista recognized the new device but would not put it in the printer folder in the control panel. Vista did find driver software online but could not install it. The HP solution center tells me no HP devices have been detected. When I try to print I get a message that I don’t have a printer hooked up. That’s the back ground here is what I have done.

I have updated Vista; most were successful some security ones failed. I have Service pack 1I uninstalled and reinstalled HP software many timesI started my spooler and reinstalled printer and software many times.I checked Task Manager and the hpqste08 services are running.I uninstalled virus protection and turned off the firewall.I have done everything I can find at HP, Microsoft and here.I tried to reload Vista but got a Worker Thread Returned at Bad IRQL error message so I stopped reload.The one odd thing I did find was in the Device Manager. In the Device Manager the HP 2575 is listed twice. Once under IEEE 1284.4 compatible printer and once under Other Devices. When I click on the one under IEEE 1284.4 compatible printer and update driver software it finds the driver and says itR... Read more

A:Vista wont put my printer in the printer folder in control panel

I just upgraded my XP home edition to Vista home premium with an upgrade disk provided by Dell. Before the upgrade I uninstalled my HP 2570 printer and software because it was listed as a compatibility issue. After upgrade I reinstalled new software from HP for my printer from the HP website. I plugged in the USB cable from my printer. Vista recognized the new device but would not put it in the printer folder in the control panel. Vista did find driver software online but could not install it. The HP solution center tells me no HP devices have been detected. When I try to print I get a message that I don’t have a printer hooked up. That’s the back ground here is what I have done.

I have updated Vista; most were successful some security ones failed. I have Service pack 1I uninstalled and reinstalled HP software many timesI started my spooler and reinstalled printer and software many times.I checked Task Manager and the hpqste08 services are running.I uninstalled virus protection and turned off the firewall.I have done everything I can find at HP, Microsoft and here.I tried to reload Vista but got a Worker Thread Teturned at Bad IRQL error message so I stopped reload.The one odd thing I did find was in the Device Manager. In the Device Manager the HP 2570 is listed twice. Once under IEEE 1284.4 compatible printer and once under Other Devices. When I click on the one under IEEE 1284.4 compatible printer and update ... Read more

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Hello, I am happy to supply whatever tech info to resolve this issue which has defeated me for 6 months. I cannot connect my HP G60 laptop Vista to HP printer or Kodak. Having looked at old threads I am not the only person to run up against this very hard problem. I would prefer not to bin my Laptop and buy an apple mac for compatability issues with 3rd party software. My solution at present is using a stick and transferring to XP sony lap top which is a nightmare as both have different versions of microsoft office. I am new to this forum and apologise in advance if my thread post does not meet the standards required of this collective. many best wishes to all.

A:HP laptop ( Vista ) wont connect to HP Printer or Kodak all in one printer

What models are the prints?

http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQueri...?pq-path=12666

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I'm an intern at a non-profit for the summer and was given my own little office. The small problem I have is with trying to print webpages, specifically the format that a page would be when you try to print off google maps...
When printing in other programs such as office I can select which printer. (There are 5 network printers, 2 that print double sided, 2 that are desktop units in other people's cubes, and 1 that is the fax machine). However when printing off a webpage I am only given two options, "MS Office Document Image Writer" and "Microsoft XPS Document Writer".
How can I make any of the other printers availible/show up when I'm trying to print a webpage? The tech guy is covering about 4 other jobs and told me I'm free to fiddle/add/edit system stuff on my machine. I tend to be pretty good about most things but am not experienced with networking.
Any help would be appreciated, let me know if any clarification is necessary.
I'm running Windows XP all current updates have been installed.
Thanks!

A:Network printer not showing up in printer list when printing webpages

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Hello there,

My name is Ed.. I have a Widnows XP with my HP Color Laserjet printer connected, which is Share on my Network Workgroup.

I also have new Vista Computer, I've got the Vista connected to the Share Printe from XP, but, once, I shutdown and restart my Vista computer I loose the printer share connection to my Windows XP/Hp color laserjet printer. I try to access the printer from my Vista it said access denied.. I have to delete the printe and locally again reconnect the printer.

Regards

A:Printer sharing access denie Windows Vista to XP Printer

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My new windows 7 computer is a dell package from staples. It's an Inspiron 660, 3 ghz, 4 megs ram, 64 bit, intel pentium processor. It's running Windows 7 Home edition. It's on a 'workgroup' network with two xp machines, one of which shares data files that reside on the win7 machine.

My usb receipt printer is an Epson tm-u220D. This printer is not plug and play, so the driver had to be downloaded and force fed. No problem there really; after a few tries we got the printer to print a test page and the accounting software (Bottom Line Accounting) seems to recognize it fine.

This setup is used as the cash register in a retail store, and prints receipts for customers on paper rolls.

Here is the minor glitchy problem - when we print a receipt it prints fine, but then we can see the red error light on the printer start flashing, and the next receipt won't print until we switch the printer off and back on. Also we see a local downlevel document in the queue that goes away in about a half minute whether we turn the printer off or not, and it instantly disappears if we do turn it off.

It's gonna be a pain to switch the printer off and back on between every two customers.

Surely there is an easy fix for this problem - any printer experts out there? Thanks in advance!

A:Printer issue w win7 and usb receipt printer, local downlevel doc ?

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I placed in the installation CD, but for some reason when it gets to the final process it says, "cannot detect printer, please check cables. "Which i did. Everything is plugged in correctly...Is something not supported by my Windows XP? Could it be a driver malfunction?

Everything is plugged correctly, i've uninstalled the previous drivers and restarted computer and tried again..but still did not work!

A:NEED HELP ASAP! Pixma Mp250 printer! My computer says it cannot detect printer...

Does the printer have a light showing that it is getting power ?
Maybe try a different cable.

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I've recently bought a new laptop and have Windows 10 on it. I can't get my printer, a Canon Pixma MG4150, to fully work.Initially I just plugged in the printer. Windows would automatically install the drivers and it would succesfully print. However, it wouldn't scan.Therefore, I picked up the manual and read you should install the software on the cd-rom supplied together with the printer, before connecting the printer to the computer. So I uninstalled the printer from Devices, confirmed the printer is no longer listed under devices, and did a reboot with the printer disconnected from the computer (and turned off).Now I insert the printer's cd-rom and select to install the drivers from the menu that the cd-rom presents. This produces the following error message:"Printer driver is currently in use. If you are not using the printer driver, it may be used by other users on this computer. Exit all applications and printer properties and then try again. If you still have a problem, restart the computer and then try again."I don't know how to make this work. In the Task Manager, I don't see any applications that I suspect use the printer. Also rebooting and immediately starting the cd-rom, just produced the same error. Could it be that the operating system itself has the printer drivers in use... Any idea what to do?

A:Unable to install printer on Win10: Printer driver is in use

Forget about the CD disc. It probably does not have Windows 10 driver for the scanner. Head over to Canon web site and search for latest drivers compatible for Windows 10.i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 Usermessage edited by XpUser

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Hi guys,

Kind of annoying problem here... I have an HP LaserJet 1200 hooked up via USB to a Mac that is running 10.5 (Leopard). For the printer's first 5 years or so everything was great. I could get new computers set up to print to the printer with no troubles, until recently.

Recently, I upgraded my computer to Windows 7 and wanted to get the printer working again. I attempted to install the printer using the HP LaserJet 1200 PCL 6 printer drivers. It connected to the printer alright, but every time I printed it came out with a PCL XL Error: "Error: UnsupportedProtocol" instead of my document.

Now, every time I try to connect a new computer (Windows 7 or Windows XP, doesn't matter) the printer automatically installs the PCL 6 driver for the printer... which always prints out an error instead of the document I want. I can't find a way to manually choose the driver when I'm adding it because it's a network printer, not one that's locally hooked up.

I tried installing the PCL 5 driver manually, but the printer still ONLY wants the PCL 6 driver that gives me the errors. I tried to go to "Server Properties" while in Printers and Faxes to roll back the PCL 6 driver, but Windows can't find a driver to roll it back to.

Now, if I physically hook the printer up to the computer via a USB cable, it installs the PCL5 Driver and it works... but that's only when it's plugged directly in.

I'm extremely frustrated a... Read more

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My HP Ece  solutions online will not work so I can print what can I do on this window 10 for a printer I am in need of one bad Microsoft did not tell us we would loose our printer when they started the over haul I wouod appreciate it very much if I
could get some help

[email protected] Hotmail.com

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I have an older IBM Aptiva 333 M Hz that I just upgradedfrom Windows 98 Basic(with all updates) to Windows XP SP2. The Aptiva is hardwired to a router and Lexmark X6100 Printer. A laptop and homemade computer are connected via wireless to the router, both are running Windows 98 Second Edition. The network works properly for File Sharing. Network Neighborhood on both the wireless computers see that there is a shared printer on the Aptiva. To both wireless computers the printer always appears to be OFFLINE. The printer operates properly with the XP updated Aptiva Prior to the upgrade, with the Aptiva on Win98 Basic and the two wireless computers on Win98 Second Edition, all network functions operated correctly, including printer sharing.

A:Printer Sharing on WinXP sp2 always shows the Printer as OFFLINE.

"To both wireless computers the printer always appears to be OFFLINE."

And you can't right click on the printer and change it to ONLINE?

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I was setting up some printers on a computer that were connected to the network.

Add a Printer > Local Printer (uncheck the box immediately below) > Create a Port: Standard TCP/IP Port

That's just how we do it. When I set up the ports, however, I did it wrong. Instead of 10.10.1.10, I created a port on 10.10.10.1 which leaves me with more ports than printers. Can't find the setting that lets me go in there and delete the ports.

I *can* go into a printer's properties, select the port with a checkbox, and delete the port. But that also deletes (and makes me reinstall) the printer. What's the trick to getting just these ports deleted from my machine?

(XP Pro, SP 3)

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I have a new Lenovo Windows 7 PC. I have a Brother MFC-9440CN printer directly attached to it via USB. Per instructions, I did NOT install any Brother software on the new PC. I just connected it via USB and the PC automatically installed the drivers, etc. Printing from that PC to the locally attached printer works like a champ. I have set up this printer via a network share (called BrotherMFC) so I can use this printer from other PCs.

I have a Dell desktop Windows XP PC (that used to be the computer that had this printer locally attached) and a Dell laptop with Windows Vista that I want to access this printer via the network. On each of these PCs, I have gone through the "Add a Printer" wizard and I selected network (vs. local) printer and find the printer share. However when I select the printer share and click OK, it appears to try and install software or something and says the printer driver on the printer server is incorrect. How can this driver be "incorrect" when it is the driver the new PC used to install? Is there a "special" driver the system needs to act as a printer server properly? Or is there any known compatibility issues of printing via a network share form Windows XP and Vista PCs to Windows 7?

I know the most optimum solution is to get a wireless print server, but this solution of using a network/printer share over the network has worked great and saves me having to spend $80/$100 on a wireless print server.

Thanks for any he... Read more

A:Incorrect printer driver: Windows 7 printer server

Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP

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Lexmark E210 printer. Works fine and has back through early days of XP. XP Pro fully patched now running.

When SP2 was installed (the day it came out), began getting (on every boot) a window advising me that I needed to install sw for my printer. My presumption is this is caused by an unregistered (but working fine) driver that SP2 suddenly doesn't like and no way is Lexmark going to rewrite it or register it for a printer so old.

Tried all combinations of power on and off at boot, deinstalling printer, reinstalling printer, etc.

If I just hit cancel in the install sw window that the printer wizard brings up on boot all if fine but it is a PITA and I'd like to get rid of the prompt.

No similar request for installation of a Epson printer.

Both printers USB 1 connected.

Is there some bit in the registry I can set to ignore the fact that the driver is unregistered? Other ideas?

A:Printer Wizard Insists I Install Sw For A Printer That Works

The problem with Windows XP is that a lot of hardware and software no longer works with it. Now that SP2 is out there is more. The only suggestion that I have is to try running the printer under Windows 98 compatibility mode and see if that works. If that does not then I would suggest purchasing a new printer even though this one works after a fashion.

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I downloaded Windows 10 when Microsoft offered it..now my printer Lexmark X8350 will not work and I went into lexmark to download the drivers, however there is no driver for windows 10 ..Now what do I do..buy a new printer..jerrysgirl777

A:windows 10 and lexmark x8350 printer . my printer won't work...

Hi there @jerrysgirl777?Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, both from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that you cannot get your Lexmark printer to print after upgrading to Windows 10. I am happy to help with this. If there is a driver for your printer for Windows 8.1, then you could try that, otherwise I would recommend that you contact Lexmark support. It is possible that  they have a workaround that would allow you to print for not until a full service driver becomes available. Lexmark X8350 - support.lexmark.com

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A poster talked about his woes with a printer under Vista; I'm having the same problem with a Lexmark printer on a Gateway . Nearly every time I plug in the USB cable, Vista HP tells me it's searching for the driver software to install. Eventually it does install, with a new printer instance.

I've been through the drill with Lexmark tech support several times; I've downloaded their "cleanup" software to completely uninstall the drivers and then reinstalled, but with no success. Perhaps 75-80 percent of the time I connect the printer, I have to reinstall the drivers.

Lexmark techs also suggested that the BIOS might be out of date, which sounds dubious because Vista handles calls to the printer, not the BIOS. But in any case the BIOS is current.

I'll try the suggestion in the other thread to disable UAC and install, but would appreciate any other thoughts people may have.

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Hi,
Can anyone tell me and give me a step-by-step instruction how to synchronize MS Outlook 2007 with the printer HP Office Jet Pro 8500?

All I want to accomplish is to make a 'Scan to Email' and MS Outlook being the program responsible for it and therefor automatically should open. I had done this with dozens of printers but somehow can't get it accomplished with the HP Office Jet Pro 8500.

What I do is:

- Click 'Scan' (on the printer touch-screen menu)
- Click 'Scan to Email' (on the printer touch-screen menu)

Then, the following message appears:

No Network Connection
To use this feature, the All-In-One must be connected to the network

I DO NOT want a network connection or anything. I just want MS Outlook to be the responsible program..... plain and simple - nothing fancy or special...

Everything else, fax, printer & copy, work without any problems at all.

Thanks a lot,
Manny

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I have Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit version and the install of the Brother DCP 7065DN is causing me grief.

The copy and scan functions are operable, but not the printer function.

I am logged in as Administrator in Vista.

Printing a test page returns an "access is denied" message.

So I try to open as administrator and trying the Print test page, returns message "Printer not installed"

I have tried the XP compatibility mode as well as XP and Win7 printer drivers but no success.

I have had no problem installed the printer on another hard drive with Win 7

Brother says my Vista is corrupted and contact support.microsoft.com . How nice, Doing a web search, it seems that Brother definitely has compatibility issues with Vista judging on all the posts. Unfortunately I see few solutions.

Any takers out there?

A:Brother Printer DCP 7065DN printer driver won't install

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After having setup successfully Win 7 Pro some years ago printing worked fine for several pdf printers
and connected USB laser printers.

Then, recently, I must have changed something accidentially in System.

When I now want to print (e.g. a Word doc or web page from Firefox) it doesn't work anymore.

EVERY printer does not work!

Further investigations revealed that the printer ports are vanished in printer Proprties dialogs.
Its completely empty!

Have a look at the attached snapshot.

I don't know which event or action caused the printer port deletion.
Maybe a new Win Patch or an uninstallation of driver or a registry key adding.

However re-installation of printer drivers does not help since the required underlying ports are gone.

How can I re-install them again?

Is there a manual Registry add script?

Peter

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We have a Canon iP3500 connected to a desktop running XP Home SP2. The desktop connects wirelessly to our router. I have laptop running Vista Basic SP1 with a wired connection to the router. The printer is shared and almost all programs running on the laptop can print to the iP3500 with no problem.

One of the software packages that came with the printer, "Canon Easy PhotoPrint EX", installed with no problem on the laptop. When I try to run the program, a pop-up box reports "Printing cannot be executed because a printer supported by the software is not installed." I can click OK to continue running the program but can not print anything. Canon tech support has confirmed that the software does not support a shared Canon printer on another computer.

I had thought I had come across a utility over a year ago (before we purchased the printer) that would map a shared printer on another computer to appear as a local USB connected printer. Trying to use Google to find the program is giving me way too many hits on web pages with discussions on general USB printer sharing issues on networked computers.

Does anybody know of such a program and provide a link please?

A:Solved: Make remote printer appear as a local USB printer?

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I have a Del 1600N Multi function printer that has been in use (successfully) for about two years on my home network. The printer has a built in NIC and is connected via a dedicated 10BaseT line to my network. This printer was working just FINE until I decided to use it as a fax. Some how during that process I must have cleared the network configuration and it stopped being visible on my network.

After some investigation into this I was able to get it back on the network my manually assigning it an IP address. Using the supplied installation DVD, I was able to install the printer onto my two desktop computers (running XP Pro 32 bit) and it works just as well as before.

The problem occurs with my wife's Dell laptop. Before the great "fax fiasco" (as I like to call my stupid attempt to use this printer as a fax machine), the laptop was able to find and print to this printer with very little problems. Now, not so much!

When I went to re-install this printer the first time I made sure that the Dell Printer software was uninstalled (via Control Panel--Uninstall Programs). The first attempt seemed to be going fine. The software detected the printer on the network and it looked like a successful install. However, the test page did not print out! I checked in the "Printer Properties" to make sure that the printer was on line and sure enough, it was. But there was a troubleshooting alert that told me the document didn't print. After several ho... Read more

A:Dell 1600n Printer not showing up in Printer window

Well, I fixed it.

part of the problem is that the laptop in question has Windows 7 Home Edition. This version of Windows 7 is missing several of the administrative tools that come with Windows 7 Pro. So there is no way to access the PrintManagement.Msc to locate and delete the printer drivers that were not deleted by the Uninstall.

For this you need to first make sure you uninstalled the software, them to need to open Microsoft Management Console (MMC). Just locate the "Run" dialog box and type in "MMC". Another dialog box will show up. From the listing, locate the drivers you want to delete. There are two options. But I used the one that saws delete drivers and software.

Once they were gone I downloaded the latest 64bit drivers from Dell and then installed them. It worked like a charm.

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I have a program that has trouble printing to the correct sizes, the program itself in unreplaceable and has very little in the way of print options.

Is there a program out there that can simulate a printer, automatically resize/crop/shift and send to the real printer which the problem program can print to?

I've google without success, my next step would be to write a program myself.

THANKS!

A:Looking for virtual printer to resize and then print to real printer

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I have two printers, one of which is an Epson Artisan 1430 (very new, installed with current drivers and current firmware) and one of which is a Canon iP6000D (very old, with old, unsupported drivers), and both of them frequently will not actually print anything unless I turn the printer off and back on first. The system thinks the doc went to the printer, but it's landing in the bitbucket instead. This behavior began several months ago, and was not present for at least the first several months after the 10 upgrade.

In both cases, when the symptom crops up, the system and printers may have been on continuously with no sleep, power-off or other reboot (that I know about) for as little as 4 hours since the last doc printed, or as much as several days. If the system has rebooted, the problem becomes *slightly* more likely but not certain. When it happens, usually both printers are impacted. (I have not consistently tested it, but so far it appears that when one needs a power-off/on cycle, the other will as well.) When the problem is present, a document sent to the printer pops up in the queue list barely long enough to read the job description, and then it's *gone*; the system apparently thinks it went to the printer successfully, as no error message is presented.

So far, I have found precisely zero mention of anything relevant to this problem anywhere. I've got the hyperannoying (and incredibly TJFS) "automatic printer mismanagement" feature turned off, and... Read more

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I have a hp computer connected to a wireless linsky router and printer server. The computer starts printing for a while then it stops. When I look in my print jobs it shows the info is waiting to be printed and sometimes it says printer paused. The only way I can get it to print the jobs listed is to restart my computer and it automatically prints all the jobs. Also, if I go in to cancel the jobs it will not print anything until I restart.

A:Network printer stops printing/ or says printer pause

How are you connected? By what sort of network and what is the device in the printer to which you plug the network card.
This is fairly common in our area with those using Belkin Wireless.
But we find that most clients are not properly connecting everything in the network... using the Microsoft and HP network troubleshooting usually cures the problem.

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Printer not printing documents!After several years with no problems, every time I try to print a document, my system is telling me the printer is busy.I have un-installed the printer and re-installed and it has not solved the problem.Still getting same response.Please help.

A:Printer is busy error Printer not printing documents

How are you connecting to the printer?Usb (unlikely parallel port these days) or via wifi or ethernet/cat-5 connection?Make and model of printer would be useful too; and also details of computer...Hardware info is always useful to have in any CFH (Call For Help) post...; and of course the operating system too (which you are showing as XP in this case).

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I'm using Adobe Reader 10.1.4 and can't get it to see the laser printer on the network. Previous versions worked OK and Word sees it without a problem. When I try to print a document the print screen shows firstly the default printer which is an inkjet connected via USB and when I click the drop-down all the printers are there except the laser on the network which I want to use.

The printer has been deleted and re-installed several times, is shown on the printer list in the Control panel and being “ready” and works fine with other packages such as Word. I have also deleted and downloaded Acrobat several times restarting the PC in between but still it can’t find that particular printer.

As other PCs see the printer and this one used to, does anyonehave any ideas as to how I can link the two?

To try and help further it is the only printer on the wireless network and if I transfer the pdf document to another PC, it works fine.

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I purchased a new Alps 5500 printer to print water slid decals and have tried every thing I can think of to resolve the problem of the print file being left in the printer que (USB printer cable)after the file has completed printing. I then tried a parallel cable but was unable to print anything. (the operating system is windows XP professional.)

Option 1: Parallel printer cable
If I use a parallel printer cable and install the print drivers before plugging in the printer and turning it on, a window opens up entitled “Print to file”. Inside the window the curses is flashing next to a line entitled “output file name”. I have tried giving the output file a name and clicking OK but the file never prints. I don't know what name the printer is looking for.
If I use a parallel printer cable and let windows find the new device and then install the printer drivers, I get a “Printer Error Message” that reads “ Change printer Port to MD_LPTx. I have tried changing the printer port with no success.
Option 2: USB printer cable
I have tried using a USB printer cable to print but after printing a few files the printer fails to remove the file from the printer Que. The only way I have found that I can remove the file is to remove the printer drivers and reinstall them again.
I tried going to the service .msc window without success. (start/run and typing I “service.msc” and then going to the print spooler. I then went to prosperities and recovery tab and changed all three dro... Read more

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My trusty old Canon printer S400 finally has decided to act up and quit on me after several years. I am getting an Error 5700 when I attempt to print to it. I can not locate what this error means.

If someone knows, I'd appreciate it.

A:Canon printer error 5700 on S400 printer

I dont know what the error means, but have you tried uninstalling then reinstalling the printer?

Check the cables for damage and connection.

If this doesnt work then maybe a new printer is in order.

Regards Howard

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I am trying to load printer drivers from the original disk for an HP 5510 multi-function printer onto the printer server of a Buffalo LinkStation LS-VL 1TB NAS Drive. I am using the Add a Printer Wizard and everything goes smoothly until I am asked to choose the appropriate printer driver from a list of different manufacturers and models. As I do not see my model listed under HP, I click the "Have Disk" button and a dialogue box which reads from the D:\ (my CD-ROM drive) pops-up and when I click "Browse" another dialogue box pops-up which lists some folders and files on the CD including autorun.inf. However, when I choose this file to install the drivers, I get a message that says the "disk does not contain information about your printer" and refuses to install. Any ideas?

(Please note that I was able to install this printer seamlessly on 2 Windows 7 machines, and 1 Windows Vista machine using the same procedure. These machines are on the same network with the same NAS hanging off it.)

Windows XP PC
HP 5510 printer with original CD-ROM containing drivers
Buffalo Linkstation LS-VL 1TB NAS Drive with Print Server

You need to pick the inf file for the driver that you want to install. It is probably further down in the folders possibly under your operating system.

But it is never a good idea to use the software that comes with hardware. It is old, often first release, often buggy, and sometimes not even compatible with some updates. Go to the site and get the latest package.

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HP Office jet 8630  all in one error msg. "Printer off line"Tried: 1.  On / off printer2. re loaded drivers and hp software3. deleted / added printer back4. uploaded all updatesany suggestions.5. still under warrenty

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In the printer and faxes window there are printer icons listed in addition to my default HP Printer. Whiy are they listed there and what do they do since you can't use them...or can you and if so, how? Two that are listed on my computer are:

Broderbund PDF Creator
Quicken PDF Printer

A:What are additional printer icons in Printer/Faxes Window?

From the names it appears that you have installed two utilities that allow you to create PDF files by printing to those pseudo printers.

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Thankyou! Thankyou! Perrylea

If you are reading this, your solution helped me reinstall my printer. I was getting the print spooler app error message in Vista, as you were, and this is what I did upon following the advice in your blog. You definately helped me with a frustrating problem, and now I would like to help others with the same problem.

1. I went to Device Manager and clicked on View -> Show Hidden
Devices. Selected System Devices. And Uninstalled both the UMBus
Enumerator as well as the UMBus Root Bus Enumerator.

2. Rebooted.

5. Printer worked.

This is this readers digest condensed version of Perrylea's solution.

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Hello,
Im sorry if this question has already been posted, i tried searching and couldn't find the answer in this forum.
I have a question, maybe someone can direct me to a tutorial somewhere, or to another topic that contains instructions on how to do this....

well, I just got a new router, and 2 desktops are connected to it, and i have 3 wireless laptops.
They are all connected to the internet via the router.
I have also connected my hp office jet 7310 printer to my router since it has an ethernet port.
how do i make it, so every computer on my network can print from this one printer?
the other thing is since its connected to the router directly, i dont want to have the printer connected to any computer via usb, so can someone please direct me to a tutorial in which all my computers can print from this one printer which is connected to the router via a direct Ethernet cable?

thank you so much!

A:How Do I Connect Printer To Router, And Let Several Computers Print From This Printer?

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwar...182&lang=enyou'll probably need the network drivers installed on each computerdidn't the printer come with a manual?

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I use Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. My problem is: Whenever I try to print something (word, pdf, or any other file); printer spooler stops working and when I check the “Devices and Printers” all the printer drivers seem to be disappeared.

I checked the “Print Spooler” in the “Services” tool; and set the "Recovery after subsequent failures" option to “Restart the Service”. Therefore all the printer drives coma back after 1 minute. However the spooler stops immediately again when the uncompleted printing job starts; hence I can not print anything more than a page.

Earlier in this forum, someone posted that Microsoft issued a hotfix for this problem ( hotfix 2388142) which can be downloaded from article: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-US;2388142.

I downloaded this hotfix and tried to install, however it gives an error message of: “The update is not applicable to your computer” and quits installation.

I did uninstall and reinstall all the printer drives, but this did not help either.
Any suggestion?
Thanks,

A:Printer spooler keeps stopping and printer drivers keep disappearing

Yeah, I had the same issue. Even when I went into services and restarted it, it would shut back down and the printers would disappear. I tried working with the registry like a few suggested, but didn't help. The only fix that worked for me was to go back about a week on the restore point, and then all the printers reappeared and worked...

Quote: Originally Posted by p33174

I use Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. My problem is: Whenever I try to print something (word, pdf, or any other file); printer spooler stops working and when I check the ?Devices and Printers? all the printer drivers seem to be disappeared.

I checked the ?Print Spooler? in the ?Services? tool; and set the "Recovery after subsequent failures" option to ?Restart the Service?. Therefore all the printer drives coma back after 1 minute. However the spooler stops immediately again when the uncompleted printing job starts; hence I can not print anything more than a page.

Earlier in this forum, someone posted that Microsoft issued a hotfix for this problem ( hotfix 2388142) which can be downloaded from article: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-US;2388142.

I downloaded this hotfix and tried to install, however it gives an error message of: ?The update is not applicable to your computer? and quits installation.

I did uninstall and reinstall all the printer drives, but this did not help either.

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When I tried to install a new Canon Pixma ip6220D printer on my Sony Vaio Windows XP Media Edition w/ SP2 desktop I receive an error that the computer cannot detect the printer after I hook-up the USB cable to the computer from the printer. This is after a balloon dialog appears in the system tray noting that new hardware was found - the hardware being a Canon ip6220D. The Canon software notes that it could not detect the printer and that there was a printer driver failure. Eventually a Windows error box appears noting that an error occurred installing the new hardware.

I have the same problem with a printer that previously had no problems. That printer is a HP Photosmart 3210xi.

I ran malware check using Threat Fire 3 which didn't find anything.

I have tried different USB ports with no success. I have tried USB ports that other devices use with no success.

Any suggestions on how to attack this problem would be appreciated.

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I produce documents for use in another office where they have an OKI6200dn printer but I can't load the software/drivers for that printer onto my Win 7 64x as I can't get passed the 'search' for the printer (which clearly is not here). I have down loaded the latest drivers for this OS.

A:Installing printer software withour printer

Hi potshot. Welcome to SevenForums.

Go to Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers.

Then click on "add a network,wireless or bluetooth printer"

Click on "The printer I want isn't listed"

You will then be given the option to find a printer by name or TCP/IP address.

By browsing you should be able to add the printer in your other office

Hope this helps.
.

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Hi,
I have just installed W7 32 bit on a desktop PC which has a HP deskjet F2180 attached to it via USB. I downloaded the W7 32 bit full feature driver and installed it. I have also enabled the printer to be shared on the network.

Now I have also just installed W732 bit on a Laptop. Both computers in are the same homegroup with same password etc.

When i try to add printer, network printer ... it finds the F2180 HP printer pretty quickly. However when it goes on to connect and download the drivers I get an error ..

"Unable to install printer. Driver files are missing or incorrect ...".

I have been searching for a solution to this, or to try and understand the problem but with no success. It would be really appreciated if anyone can shed any light on this?

A:cant install printer driver when sharing HP printer

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums, Mike.

You may need to turn off password protected sharing in Homegroup's advanced settings.

You may also need to install your printer's HP driver to your laptop rather than the Windows driver.

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I can't get my new laptop to recognize my old Kodak 500 Photo Printer as a printer. It shows up as a "device" instead, and so I can't print to it. Has anyone else had this problem and found a fix?

A:Kodak Photo Printer not recognized as printer

What driver did you install? There is no Win 7 driver on the Kodak site for your printer but the Vista driver should work. There's also a firmware update that you may need to install but you won't be able to do that until you get the computer to recognize the printer. Kodak Photo Printer 500

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Assume I installed previously some printer (drivers) for physical and PDF printers.

They work.

I can access the preferences of e.g. printer X by:

START--->Control Panel--->Devices and Printers--->Right click on Printer X---->printing preferences from context menu

But: Is there a way to access this printer preferences dialog DIRECTLY?

I want to create.e.g. a shortcut to printer-something *.exe or *.cpl and get immediately the dialog window.

How does that work?

Peter

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HP's LaserJet's, at least my model 4 and 4+, come with or without
a postscript interpreter. With the PS interpreter it an "m" is added
to the printer model. Adding one of these printers to windows
(for several versions) presents the administrator with several
driver options including:

1) HP LaserJet 4 Plus
2) HP LaserJet 4M Plus
3) HP LaserJet 4M Plus PS 300
4) HP LaserJet 4M Plus PS 600

OK, I understand the basics but not the details and effects of
selecting one driver over another.

Certainly if I select 1) the system will assume the printer has no PS
interpreter and only send PCL output to the printer. But, If I select
2) does that also mean PostScript will never be sent to the printer
as there are PS specific selections in 3) and 4)?

Conversely for 3) or 4) will only PS be sent, with everything
else converted by the driver?

And why resolution specific entries only for 3) and 4). Certainly you
can use either resolution in PCL mode also.

Should I enter 2 separate printers, one for the PCL output and one for PS output? The printer will automatically switch depending on
that is sent to it. Maybe additional ones for "draft" and "final" qualities too
Although I'm using my HP printers as an example, the same lack of
information exists for other printers as they have multiple drivers too. There seems little information available as to the effects or the
reasons for selecting one or another if you have the choice.

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Hello,
I have a Brother 450 CW printer that is offline and when I try to print, it also says,"printing spooling." I was able to print on this print a week ago. Wondering how to fix it? We have a wireless connection. It shows 5 bars for the wireless connection on the printer. I have test printed on the printer to see if it works, it does work. I changed the print cartridges. I have went to the control panel and it shows that the printer is ready. So, what is the problem? I have went to services.msc, and restarted the print spooling. Still nothing. I have disconnected the printer several times. Still nothing. I am getting very frustrated! I am also running out of options. I did a system restore, thinking that would work. Nope. My wife installed the printer onto her computer and has the same problems. I did a Microsoft scan, and it came up that I had a trojan horse, but it was removed. Still have the problems. PLEASE HELP!!!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1013 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 146475 MB, Free - 108173 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire one
Antivirus: avast! Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

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Hi, is this printer a good printer. i.e. I heard that after your toner runs out on some of these new laser printers, U have to replace more than juat a toner.

thks

A:HP 1020 Laser printer.. good printer??

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