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Windows 7: Printing via network not working

18 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional retail / WinXP Pro Sp3 dual boot
Printing via network not working

I have HP LaserJet 1020 printer and 3 computers in local network: the host machine which printer is hooked up to (the one from my sig system specs) and two laptops, one running XP and the other one running Vista.

Both laptops can print via network just fine when the host machine is booted to XP, its not shiny however, when host machine is booted to Windows 7. In that case, both laptops can see the printer as a network shared printer, both can send printing jobs to it but that is it - it won't print. Printing jobs just get stuck in printing queue - I can see them when checking "What's printing" from the printer right-click menu, but they are stuck there. Restarting doesn't help, changing print priority doesn't help, I even have trouble removing them from the queue. At the same time, printing same files from the host machine works without a hitch.

Any ideas anyone?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

18 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

You need to clear your print spooler.

1.Stop the print spooler service
2.Go to C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\PRINTERS and delete all files in that folder.
3.Start the spooler service

You might want to reinstall your printer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional retail / WinXP Pro Sp3 dual boot

I cleared the spooler after every try of printing via network, as it blocked any other printing jobs, so no, that doesn't help. Reinstalling the printer didn't help either.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

19 Oct 2009   #4

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

i was told to uninstall then reinstall the drivers to the comptuers that is not running Windows 7 then restart the computers then open printers on thoses computers find the printer and add them as your computer via the network
it worked for me after a long time asking and seacrhing a lot of different stories and ones just did nothing

the above worked for me (desktop with 7 and wireless laptop w/ vista )
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Oct 2009   #5

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

P.S. you are not the only one that has this problem a lot of us do. there is a lot of discussing going on all over
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7

Has anyone gotten anywhere with this issue?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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