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Windows 7: Printer unable to communicate with PC

10 Jun 2010   #1
webplodder

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Printer unable to communicate with PC

Hi. I'm having problems with my printer (Dell V105 ) because every-time I try to print something I get the following: 'Printer unable to communicate with PC.'

I have downloaded the latest driver software from the Dell website which seemed to install properly but the problem remains. Any suggestions please?


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10 Jun 2010   #2
richc46

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Welcome is this a new problem?

Try to uninstall and install again. Boot after install.

Check print spooler service, in services. Type services in search.

Type action center in search and look for printer problems
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10 Jun 2010   #3
webplodder

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Welcome is this a new problem?

Try to uninstall and install again. Boot after install.

I've been all through that Rich but does not help. I have changed the USB connector, unplugged the printer and plugged in again but does not make any difference. I had a remote Windows engineer look at it but all he did was to do as you suggested but could not solve the problem. He said there there was a 'patch' that might solve it but did not get back to me.
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10 Jun 2010   #4
richc46

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I have been adding to the post check again.
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10 Jun 2010   #5
webplodder

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Richc, I cannot seem to find any service for print spooler.
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10 Jun 2010   #6
richc46

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We may be on to something here. To be sure
Go to search
Type services
Once in services in alphabetical order, look for print spooler.
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10 Jun 2010   #7
webplodder

Windows 7
 
 

No, I can't find any reference to print spooler or spooler.
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10 Jun 2010   #8
richc46

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Go to devices and printer do you see your printer?
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10 Jun 2010   #9
webplodder

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Go to devices and printer do you see your printer?

Yes I do rich and it has a green tick beside it.
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10 Jun 2010   #10
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by webplodder View Post
Hi. I'm having problems with my printer (Dell V105 ) because every-time I try to print something I get the following: 'Printer unable to communicate with PC.'

I have downloaded the latest driver software from the Dell website which seemed to install properly but the problem remains. Any suggestions please?
Did the printer come with an installation disk?
If yes may I suggest that you remove the printer/software, re-boot and using the installation disk start again and when prompted connect the printer.
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