Net Print on HP DeskJet 1220C--Insufficient Disk Space, Spooling Problem

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Skunkabilly

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I get this problem after printing a page or two over a shared 1220C. I have to always click 'skip' or something. Beaucoup space on the hard drive, but I still get this message.

Any help, greatly appreciated.
 

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HI!
Most printers use harddisk space to create the document that is going to be sent to it. Where this space is depends on if there is a network, what sort of network and so on. The space must therefore be accessable and WRITABLE. As you have C:WINNT as your spooler folder, I can only presume that you have either Windows NT or 2000 as your OS. A normal user without any administrator or privileged rights most likely has only read access to this folder. Either see that you have the appropriate rights to the folder, or change the spool to a folder where you do have writing rights. ALL OF THIS PRESUMES THAT YOU HAVE SUFFICIENT DISK SPACE!! You should have, at the very minimum, 500MB available.

I hope this helps a bit...
: )
MacDnife
 

Skunkabilly

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So if I grant rights to the folder to everyone, I should be set?

How do I change the spool directory?

The HDD has oodles (18+ Gigs?) of space empty. Network drive is getting full though all other printers are AOK.

Thanks.
 
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Hi!
It would NOT be a good idea to give Everyone full rights to C:\Winnt. You never know what might happen. Check out this site instead:
http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/193/
It can help you to change the present spool directory, to the default one (%SystemRoot%\system32\spool\PRINTERS).
Don't forget to READ THE DISCLAIMER (include me in it!).

Good luck!
MacDknife
 

Skunkabilly

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I gave everyone full access (does this include members on the network?) to the spool and temp directories under Winnt but left Winnt directory to default.

Appears to be working, but is this still safe? Thanks.
 
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Hi!
As you had the C:\WINNT as the spool directory and couldn't write to it (spooling didn't work), I can only presume that it is as safe as it was earlier, with the same rights. It only really becomes unsafe if users can delete or change neccessary system files, be this unwittingly or with malice...
Glad to have been of help!

:)
MacDknife
 
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