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Printer will not print web pages

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by raineday, Jan 13, 2003.

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  1. raineday

    raineday Thread Starter

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    I can not seem to print web pages from the computer I use at work.It's a shared computer running Windows ME.If a try to print a web page the page will come out blank except at the bottom it will have file://C\WINDOWS\TEMP\xxxxxxx.htm. The xxx would be different everytime. It worked just fine up until 2 months ago. In fact last week I was able to print from a web site one time but after that I couldn't.
     
  2. Hairy

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    is the temp folder cleaned regularly?

    it does this when you click file/print?

    i take it, you're trying this from internet explorer and not netscape, mozzilla, opera or some other browser?

    and the version is?????
     
  3. raineday

    raineday Thread Starter

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    The computer is a Compaq 366 with a HP 812C printer. The version of Explorer is 5.5.
    If I try to print from a web page I do either Control P or hit the print icon.
    The temp file is emptied several times a week.
    This problem started about 2 months ago.
    There are people who have access to this computer who think they know what they're doing so mabey they screwed something up.
    Right know I have to cut and paste into Word to save information.
     
  4. Hairy

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    just out of curiosity, try file /print......

    when I used IE , that seemed to help
     
  5. raineday

    raineday Thread Starter

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    No, file\print didn't work either.
    I'm going to go home and put some stuff on a floppy and see if it prints out here (work) tomorrow.
    My home printer doesn't work either but thats another story (refillable ink had alot to do with it)
     
  6. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    Open an Internet Explorer window.

    Click View - Encoding, then select Western European(Windows).

    Close the window, then reopen it.

    (See if this works)


    Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips:)
     
  7. raineday

    raineday Thread Starter

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    This has got to be the strangest thing. I came into work today and was able to print off a particular website(pdf). So I came to this site and hurray it printed. Then I tried again not 5 minutes later and ....nothing. I got that WINDOWS\TEMP line across the bottom.
     
  8. imweasel

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    Try repairing ie. That might help.
     
  9. LANMaster

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    Ctrl - Print Screen
    Then open MSPaint.
    Edit, Paste.
    File, Print

    It might get you through the day, or until you get the problem fixed.
    :cool:
     
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