Printer Problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by luish, Jul 18, 2002.

  1. luish

    luish OSNN Senior Addict

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    I have XP pro. Some how my HP printer was deleted and everytime i click the control panel pinters and faxes i get and " operation coulkd not be completed " error?

    what is that?
     
  2. allan

    allan Guest

    I hope you are not using a usb connection. Assuming you are not, let me suggest the following:

    1) In Printers & Faxes (Control Panel), delete the printer if it exists.

    2) Shut Down the system

    3) Unplug the printer from the computer

    4) Reboot

    5) Shut down the computer

    6) Reconnect the printer to the computer

    7) Reboot

    Hopefully XP will now recognize the printer. If not, I'm sorry - but this couldn't have taken more than a couple of minutes.
     
  3. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    have you messed around with any registry settings or services?
     
  4. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    yeah , that was what i thought too , some registry keys were corrupted .
     
  5. luish

    luish OSNN Senior Addict

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    i didn't do nothing with the registry or a service.
    it is a usb printer.
     
  6. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    " was DELETED not unninstalled " ! :rolleyes:
     
  7. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    What's wrong with USB? Just curious.

    I have an HP P1000 (Photosmart). I'm experiencing the same problem. It's more of an annoyance than a problem. I did not uninstall my printer. It was simply removed by itself. lol Device Manager said my printer was still installed, but the control panal applet said I have no printer. :( Someone find the problem, please! lol