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Cannot print at all, not to PDF, not to paper

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Alex Ethridge, Aug 13, 2019.

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  1. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge Thread Starter

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    I have had this problem but with a slight difference, I could print to Notepad and nothing else but this time, I can't print from any program at all, not Word, not Notepad, not to PDF and not to my paper printer. I open "See what's printing" and the print jobs are just stuck there.

    The last time it printed was at 9:38 PM yesterday. I have used system restore to backdate to 4 days ago and still can't print. I have stopped and started the print spooler, no help.

    I'm lost.
     
  2. Couriant

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    Is there any errors to the jobs?
     
  3. Alex Ethridge

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    Not to Adobe Acrobat. Paper printer says "Error printing on (printer name)".
     
  4. Couriant

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    what do you mean you can print to notepad?
     
  5. Alex Ethridge

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    Cannot print from any program to anything.
     
  6. Alex Ethridge

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    I'm not going to mark this solved because neither a cause or solution was found.

    I have had a retail version of Windows 10 Pro purchased directly from Microsoft on a machine that has been in storage for several years so I used this as an opportunity to switch my main computer from Home to Pro. I'm now able to print (of course).

    I also imaged the drive at three stages of completeness just in case the problem recurred at some point.

    Thanks for trying to help.
     
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