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HP Deskjet 5550 does not print in one go!

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  1. atish_aa

    atish_aa Thread Starter

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    When I give print command in any application then firstly the message appears that "DOCUMENT FAILED TO PRINT" then I tried troubleshooting through Windows, I updated the drivers also but nothing helped so far.
    Then after a gap of some time say three mins. approx., the document starts printing ! :eek:
    How to solve this problem and what is it all about?
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Is the document many pages?
     
  3. atish_aa

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    Not always. Whether the document is of a single page or multiple pages, the error message is same!
     
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    Check the printer properties, do you have it set to start printing after spooling starts? Or wait to print until it is completely spooled?

    Has it ever worked correctly?
     
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    It is set to Spool Print Documents so program finishes printing faster and also to Start printing immediately!

    Yes it worked correctly earlier but a few moths back when the printer's driver and printer's cd got corrupted, I had to update the drivers from the HP Website and thereafter this problem started.
     
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    Did you try using the disk that came with it?
     
  7. atish_aa

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    That's already corrupt that's why I downloaded the latest drivers from the HP Website.
     
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    Corrupt?

    On the cd?

    :confused:
     
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    I mean to say that when I do the repair from the CD, I get the message that some file appears to be corrupt or missing and insert the correct CD containing that file and the repair stops!
     
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    What file is it looking for? Sometimes it needs Windows files instead of files off the cd.
     
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    Now its not asking fror any file but the prroblem as stated in the starter thread still persists!
     
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    Did you check all cable connections to be sure they are secure?
     
  13. atish_aa

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    Yes definitely they are!
     
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    How long far away from the computer is the printer? Meaning how long is the cable connected to it? It's a parallel printer, correct? Or connected via a parallel cable?
     
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    Sorry, its on the USB port.
     
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