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Windows 7: Networked Printer not printing unless restart Spooling

09 Aug 2009   #1
howardtheduck

windows 7 x64 RC.7100
 
 
Networked Printer not printing unless restart Spooling

I have a Windows 7 x64 RC.7100 build installed and have configured my HP printer using Vista x64 drivers, it prints locally just fine. However I tried to setup printer sharing with my x32 Windows XP laptop and have an issue that is really a pain. Whenever I print from the XP machine I get the print job in the queue on the Win 7 machine, but it just says printing for an infinite amount of time. I have to either restart my Win7 machine or go into Services and Print Spooling and Restart Service for the print job to complete. I found a similar error/problem with Vista but all of the suggestions did not help. The only thing I can think of is that there is some driver incompatibility, but HP states on their website that they wont have "official drivers" for Win7 until Oct 22. Thanks HP, any other suggestions?


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09 Aug 2009   #2
Kari

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Does your printer have ethernet, or does your router support USB network devices? Could you connect your printer directly to router as a network printer?

Kari
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09 Aug 2009   #3
howardtheduck

windows 7 x64 RC.7100
 
 

Sorry I left out the printer model. It is an HP LaserJet 1022, so unfortunately there is no ethernet jack on it.
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10 Aug 2009   #4
Kari

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OK. 1022 is a PCL 5e printer. 1022 only USB, 1022n USB & ethernet and 1022nw USB, ethernet and WiFi. It's no longer in production. The drivers for this model are outdated, last version from 2007. That could be a problem.

IMO opinion a LaserJet 1200 Series PCL 5 driver should work with your printer and Windows 7. You could try to replace your drivers from Devices and Printers > Add printer > HP LaserJet 1200 Series PCL5.

I still think the best option is to connect it to network rather than to a computer. If your router/modem has no USB port, buying a network USB hub could be a solution.

Hope you can fix your issue.

Kari
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10 Aug 2009   #5
howardtheduck

windows 7 x64 RC.7100
 
 

thanks for the suggestion, but no luck with those drivers. I was not able to even print locally with those. I guess I will have to just wait and see if HP comes through closer to the Win 7 official release and if not then I will look into a network printing option. Thanks
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19 Aug 2009   #6
isaiah55

Windows 7
 
 

I have had a similar issue with my HP Colour LaserJet 1600 but found a solution that might work for you.

Go to the Port printer properties for the printer and switch off 'Enable bidirectional support'

I hope that helps
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21 Apr 2012   #7
jessb55

Windows 7
 
 
Has anyone found a resolution

To this issue? As I'm having the same issue, and I'm going crazy!!

Please, anyone....
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