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Windows 7: Handle is invalid when printing

13 Mar 2014   #11
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

This may sound simplistic, but if you haven't already tried it. Delete the printer:

Start> In search box type devices and printers> Enter> When Devices and Printers opens, right click the offending printer and delete> Shut down the PC completely> Disconnect the printer from your computer> Boot the PC again and let it start up fully> Connect the printer to your PC> The OS should find and install the latest driver> See if you can print now

While this is very similar to deleting and reinstalling the driver, the process is a bit different. You might also try a clean start, and see if it will print then

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14 Mar 2014   #12
Jasonchen

Windows 7 64 bits
 
 

The printer is a network printer, not connect by USB cable. So the OS will not find and install printer driver after reboot.
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15 Mar 2014   #13
A Guy

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Ahh, sorry See if this suggestion helps:

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1. On the laptop, select: Control Panel/ Printers /Add Printer

2. Choose Add Local Printer. (Yes Local, NOT Network.) Uncheck the box marked "Automatically detect my PnP printer. Click Next

3. Select Create a New Port and leave the default in the drop down selection as Local Port. Click Next

4. Windows displays a small dialogue box asking a port name. Key in

\\Host name\printer name

Host name - is the name of the desktop eg User-judf5564 or Home etc.
Printer Name - is MP530 or OffcPrnt, etc.

Click OK


5. Windows will show a list of printer vendors and models. The list looks just like the Windows Add Hardware Dialog. Select your printer manufacturer and printer model from the list. My particular model wasn't shown so I clicked on Windows Update. After an interminable wait the list of models was updated. I chose the closest match and will update the driver later.

6. When offered, indicate that you want a test print.
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A Guy
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17 Mar 2014   #14
Jasonchen

Windows 7 64 bits
 
 

Will try and let you know result. Thank a lot.
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25 Mar 2014   #15
Jasonchen

Windows 7 64 bits
 
 

Hi, I installed printer driver as your suggestion. After successfully print 3 to 4 times, the same error message show up again, and not able to print any more.
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25 Mar 2014   #16
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Well that sucks OK, I know this mentions Windows 8, but see if Enable bidirectional support is checked on the trouble printer

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Go the Devices > Printers > Right-click on the device icon and select Printer Properties. Select the Ports tab. Then unselect the option "Enable bidirectional support". You should be good to go.
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A Guy
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26 Mar 2014   #17
Jasonchen

Windows 7 64 bits
 
 

the option "Enable bidirectional support" is already uncheck. Actually this option is gray and I am not able to change the setting. Also I found if I setup the problem printer as default printer, it works well without any error message, if the problem printer is not default printer, it won't work and error message will show up. Any idea how to fix this issue? it is not convenient to change default printer from time to time.
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26 Mar 2014   #18
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

I just tried looking for the drivers and/or firmware updates for a HP M1530 on the HP website. They keep redirecting me to a HP Laserjet Pro m1536dnf. Is this your printer?

If not, can you post a link to it's page on HP?

I get the feeling that this is a driver problem, or a problem that applies to that printer only. A firmware update may address the issue.
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26 Mar 2014   #19
Jasonchen

Windows 7 64 bits
 
 

Yes, HP website redirect me to a HP Laserjet Pro m1536dnf as well.

Software & driver downloads HP LaserJet Pro M1536dnf Multifunction Printer | HP® Support

After I install the printer driver, the printer name show up as HP Laser Jet M1530 MFP series PCL6.

I also tried to install printer driver by windows update, same result.
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26 Mar 2014   #20
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

There is a firmware update for that printer. Have you installed that yet?
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