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Windows 7: windows 7 cannot connect to printer error 0x000003e3

06 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
windows 7 cannot connect to printer error 0x000003e3


New on here so be kind !!!!

My desktop runs win7. Just bought a netbook running Win 7 starter. Set up the home group and file sharing is fine. But when I try to print from the netbook using the HP Laserjet P1005 attached to the desktop I get as far as a message saying windows is looking for a driver then I get the error "windows cannot connect to printer error 0x000003e3".

Any help would be great.

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06 Feb 2010   #2
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Are both computers the same OS bit? 32 bit or 64 bit?
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06 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 64 bit

Yes, both 32 bit.
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07 Feb 2010   #4

windows 7

hello. i just want to jump in as i have the identical problem with the same printer. running windows 7 but 64 bit in my case. i have tried the latest software updates etc.
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