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Cannot Get Laptop To Print On Shared Printer


Cannot get laptop to print on shared printer. Trouble shooting did not answer the problem. Printer shows as offline.could print from laptop until windows 7 installed. I could print from my laptop until i installed windows 7. Now the computer says the printer is off-line.

I saw the other post, but unfortunately it did resolve my problem. When i troubleshoot the problem the computer cannot find the problem. My printer is a usb printer connected to my desktop and is a hp officejet 7200 series which is compatible with windows 7. I have download the drivers and software for the printer using windows 7. I need this problem resolved.


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Printing From Win 7 Through Print Shared Printer On Xp

Have a new windows 7 machine. Have an old xp machine that i have a shared printer  (brother printer mfc 8640d). The 7 machine has the drivers for the printer and will print on the printer when the printer is directly hooked up to this machine. However, when i try to share the printer on the xp machine, it says that it can not find the driver for the printer.

I have tried downloading the 7 driver from the brother website to the xp machine with no luck (they do not have 7 even as an option on their site)  tried putting the printer on the 7 machine and making printer shared from there and then having xp machine print from there with no luck either. Was told that possible i should upgrade to windows 7 professional and this might solve the problems. Suggestions?


Posted On: 2009-10-30 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Shared Printer Issue - Unable To Print

I have set up a workgroup with 3 pcs running ms windows 7 pro and i am informed that all is good, except that no one can print unless someone is logged onto the pc sharing its printer. Is this the way it has to be? When initially setting up the printing on member pcs i connected to the host using ip address whereas i would normally usepc name. Is this the cause? I was expecting to be able to print from other member pcs with the printing host simply switched on, without necessarily being logged onto it.

Posted On: 2010-05-23 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Can't Print To Shared Printer On Win 7 Pc From Vista

First let me give you all the background i have. I have 3 pc's on a home network. They are all in a workgroup called "home" and all three successfully see each other and properly share all files that are meant to be shared. I have a canon mx330 printer connected via usb port to the windows 7 pc and it is installed and printing successfully. Also, both the xp machine and the vista machine see the canon printer under network/servername.

In the windows 7 network settings i have the following:- i do not have a homegroup setup because i only have one windows 7 pc- network discovery is on- file and print sharing is on- password protected sharing is off- public folder sharing is on- the printer is setup to share with a share name of "mx330". On the other pcs i added the printer as local using port name hostmx330 which found the printer and installed it using it's own driver.

This is the same method i used for years when the printer was connected to the xp pc and i printed to it from the vista pc without any problems. The reason i do it this way is because this automatically makes the printer available to all users, whereas adding it as a network printer has to be done one at a time, and also because the response is much much faster.initially i was able to print from the vista pc under my own user, which also exists with the same password on the windows 7 pc.

However none of the other users could print to it and none of them have user ids on the windows 7 pc. At one point i got one of the other users to print to it by turning on password protected sharing and adding that user to the windows 7 pc. But i didn't want all those users on the windows 7 machine so i kept trying to get it to work "right".

Now, after all my messing around turning on and off network settings, trying different security and sharing settings, and un-installing and re-installing now i can't even print to it from my own userid. It says in the printer queue "error - printing" and that's it. I get the same thing from both the xp and vista machines.


Posted On: 2010-04-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Shared Usb Printer Won't Print Until Pc Restart

I have an hp color laserjet 1600 printer hooked up to my windows 7 x64 system via usb. Printing from the local machine is just fine.

However, when i add the shared printer to another machine in my homegroup and print to it, the job shows up in the print queue (visible from both the originating system as well as the machine to which the printer is hooked up) but nothing prints. Attempting to delete the print job just changes the status to "deleting" but the job is never removed from the queue. When the system (to which the printer is hooked up) is restarted, the job prints (even if a delete was attempted).

Specifics:
Machine 1: windows 7 x64 with usb laserjet 1600 (with both x64 and x86 drivers available).
Directly connected to linksys router.

Machine 2: windows 7 x86 with laserjet 1600 x86 drivers installed.
Wireless connection to linksys router.

None of this behavior was observed when we were using vista x64 and x86 on the two machines.


Posted On: 2010-02-06 . View Related Posts . . View 17 Replies .

Xp Can't Print To Win7 Shared Canon Printer

Before i upgraded to windows 7 i had a shared canon ip4300 running under vista this all worked fine. Now i have upgraded to windows 7 64. When i try to attach to the shared printer from win xp i get the message that no suitable printer driver exists then it asks me to point to a printer driver so i browse to the inf file but then i get the message cannot find a suitable printer driver. Yet its installed on the windows 7 pc & the xp machine & it works if i install a local printer.

Posted On: 2010-01-04 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Print Jobs Submitted From Xp To Win7 Shared Printer Not Printing

Print jobs submitted by win xp to win 7 shared printer never print. I have an hp laserjet 1020 attached to a win 7 pc. The device is shared. A win xp pc can submit jobs to this printer, but they never print. They hang in the queue and cannot be printed unless the spooler is restarted. Prior to upgrading to win 7, the pc was running vista home premium and everything worked fine.

Shutting down the printer or the xp pc will not force the job to print, the only way to get it unstuck is to restart the spooler. This is my last win 7 upgrade issue. Everything else seems to work, but this one is nasty. Hp has been unable to help.


Posted On: 2009-12-12 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Shared Usb Printer Won't Print Until System Restart

I have a lexmark all-in-one x1270 printer hooked up to my windows 7 x64 system via usb. Printing from the local machine is just fine. However, when i add the shared printer to another machine in my homegroup and print from it, the job shows up in the print queue (visible from both the originating system as well as the machine to which the printer is hooked up) but nothing prints.

Attempting to delete the print job just changes the status to "deleting" but the job is never removed from the queue. When the system (to which the printer is hooked up) is restarted, the job prints (even if a delete was attempted). I have been in contact with lexmark support group for a few weeks now (via: e-mail), they seem to be be stumped too.

Specifics:
Machine 1: windows 7 x64 with usb lexmark all-in-one x1270 printer
                 Directly connected to linksys router.
Machine 2: windows 7 x64 with  lexmark all-in-one x1270 printer drivers installed.
                 Wireless connection to linksys router.


Posted On: 2010-03-06 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Printer Problem - Print Job In Print Queue Is Preventing Other Print Jobs

Cannot print from new laptop to shared printer - "a print job in the print queue is preventing other print jobs from printing". I recently bought a new laptop and want to print to a printer (hp color laserjet 1600) i have shared over the network from a windows 7 (x64) machine. When i try to print from my laptop it stays in the print queue and i have to run the troubleshooter on the host computer to resolve the issue and allow it to print.

If i run the troubleshooter on the laptop it tells me it could not identify the problem while on the host it tells me "a print job in the print queue is preventing other print jobs from printing" and it says it fixed the problem and prints the document but i have to do this every time. I also have this printer added to a laptop and a netbook and they both print the document just fine and have no issues. The laptop i am having the problems is running windows 7 (x64).


Posted On: 2010-07-20 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

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This appears to have also been a problem with windows vista (64-bit). Suggestions to remedy the problem are welcomed.


Posted On: 2010-01-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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In order to get the printer to work in xp mode, i have to "attach" it. When i do that, it no longer functions under the naive windows 7, until i release it from xp mode.


Posted On: 2009-11-06 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Can't print from a windows 7 laptop to a windows 7 pc with hp f4180 printer. So in a nutshell, i made a custom installation of windows 7 in my pc (from vista), my laptop has also windows 7, previously i was able to print from my laptop (the printer was added as a network printer) when my pc had vista on it.

Now i can't, the printer is visible on the network, it installs fine, the print job is sent but nothing happens, no errors, no printing, seems like print job is sent to limbo. I have hours googling for the solution but it seems kind of complex and i am tired, i've reviewed many solutions that to some users is not working including myself.


Posted On: 2010-08-15 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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After restarting the win7pc, the document is still in the que, but not printing or spooling. I can restart or cancel, but the document just sits in the que, showing the last action (canceling or restarting), without ever printing or deleting. When i check the printer que on the host pc, it shows the document. If i print a document from another pc, i can not see it on the win7 que. I've connected the printer directly to the win7 machine and can print with no problem, but couldn't get any of the other pc's to see the printer when i set it up to share from the win7 machine. What am i doing wrong and how can i fix it?


Posted On: 2010-06-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win 7 Shared Printer Problem

I have a windows 7 network. My printer connect to windows 7 ultimate 64 bit version and connect with cat5 cable to my wireless router connection. I have symantec av install in this computer. I can printer from this computer no problem. I have 2 laptop, one run windows 7 pre home version 32 bit and one run windows 7 ultimates 64 bit version. My 64 bit version laptop can see the share printer, but i can't print, it didn't give me any error. My 32 bit laptop also can see the share printer, but i can't connect. I have mcafee av install on both laptop. Can somebody help me to resolve this problem.

Posted On: 2010-01-27 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Shared Printer Install Problem

It seems the shared printer work in w7 is not very nice. After trying to recognize the printer, it failed too quickly. I have downloaded vista drivers from hp and canon, but w7 refuses both drivers.
Manually adding driver is not possible. Even trying to connect with the shared printer (on xp pc) has no chance to install drivers. Local install is possible, then trying connect it with new port link, manually added, is possible, but even with correct driver, the output is not good.

Why must w7 always try connect first with windows update, even i have already driver for it? Can we not just skip the step and go to wizard immediately to install manually the driver? I'm still not happy with printer wizard. With vista, i have not problems with it. But here, w7 64bit version, it works not very well.


Posted On: 2009-05-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Mapping Lpt1 To A Shared Printer

Trying to map lpt1 to a shared printer:

C:userslevanderdesktop>net use lpt1 \crackercrackermfc490cw
The password is invalid for \crackercrackermfc490cw.

Enter the user name for 'cracker': levander
Enter the password for cracker:
System error 5 has occurred.

Access is denied.

I've tried leaving that user name blank, putting administrator in there, few other things. I always use the same password for everything on my home network because security doesn't matter that much. And, this is a machine i just installed a few days ago. I know i use the password for everything that i always use. I've also tried leaving it blank. Always get those same error messages.

I've read something about how all windows above xp, a non-administrator user can't remap a parallel port that's been assigned to a physical hardware device. And, you'd think that could cause the error messages i'm getting above. But, user 'levander' is an administrator on this computer.

When i try to map lpt2, i get this:

C:userslevander>net use lpt2 \crackercrackermfc490cw
The command completed successfully.

Then i:

C:userslevanderdesktop>print /d:lpt2 hello.txt
C:userslevanderdesktophello.txt is currently being printed

And nothing happens. I go check the printer and it's not printing anything. Any ideas what i'm doing wrong? I'm running windows 7 64 bit ultimate. I can print to the printer fine from windows applications like notepad, etc.


Posted On: 2010-06-13 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Add A Shared Printer On A Network

I recently installed windows 7 64 bit and i'm trying to add an hp deskjet 970cse printer that's been shared on my corporate network. I went to hp's web site and looked for the appropriate windows 7 64-bit driver to download and found there isn't one, that it is supposed to be built into windows 7 and that windows 7 should find the driver automatically when i add the printer, which it doesn't seem to be able to do, at least for this shared printer. I moved the printer and physically connected it to my windows 7 system and w7 was able to install the correct driver.

I then put the printer back on the system on which it belongs and was still unable to connect to it through the network. I went through hp support to try to get them to send me the driver so i could point to it manually to get the printer installed that way but after much back and forth, they refused to do so.

The system on my corporate network on which the printer is physically connected and installed is a system running windows xp 32-bit with service pack 3. On my own w7 64-bit system, i go to control panel > hardware and sound > devices and printers and select "add a printer". I then select "add a network, wireless or bluetooth pinter". It searches and says "no printers were found" so i click "the printer that i want isn't listed". In the next dialog, i choose "select a shared printer by name", select the browse button, navigate to the system with the printer installed and select the printer. The correct printer share name is then displayed in the edit control and i click "next".

I get a message box with the caption "windows printer installation". The message says "connecting to hpdeskjet on nadpayne" on the first line and "looking for a driver" briefly on the second line before the message changes to "checking windows update. This might take a while. ". It continues for a little bit then displays a second message box with the caption "connect to printer" and the message "no driver found. Windows can't find a driver for hp deskjet 970c series on the network. To locate one manually, click ok. Otherwise, click cancel and consult your network administrator or the printer manufacturer's website. "

Is it possible to add this printer to my w7 64-bit system when it's shared out bya winxp 32-bit system? If yes, how?


Posted On: 2010-02-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win7 Can't See Xp Shared Printer & Files

Windows 7 can't see windows xp shared printer & files. I recently upgraded to windows 7 on my laptop. Since then i have not been able to see my shared printer and files on my windows xp desktop. Can someone help?

Posted On: 2010-03-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Yes, i am getting connected to the vista machine as well as to the shared printer and the printer driver is already installed on the w7 machine. But when i try to print the test page or any other document for that matter, nothing happens.


Posted On: 2009-12-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Install Shared Printer Across Microsoft Windows Network

Install a shared printer across a microsoft windows network with one computer using windows 7. On a small office network i'm trying to use a shared printer that is attached to another machine. In vista and xp i was able to simply select the shared printer on the other machine and select 'connect'. At that point on vista and xp it would install a printer driver for that shared printer connected.

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Posted On: 2010-02-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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My lexmark x1270 printer does not print nor communicate with my laptop. The printer is attached to the home network at my desk top pc running windows xp home edition. My laptop runs windows 7 and is connected to the network via wireless router. I can see the desk top in my network places on the laptop but i don't see the laptop from my desk top. After installing the latest lexmark driver (cqj1200win7en) the test page fails to print.

Posted On: 2010-01-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-14 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-11 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Laptop Cannot Find Printer On Desktop

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Are they not compatible with each other? It keeps asking for some sort of password. I have none that i remember. The printer worked fine before the installation of a new motherboard and windows 7. Now i can only print from my desktop.


Posted On: 2009-11-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Date 2009-10-20

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Posted On: 2009-12-01 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .