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scan or print, but not both

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by afallach, Oct 12, 2008.

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  1. afallach

    afallach Thread Starter

    Feb 21, 2005
    The default printer for my laptop is on my network, and has been working fine until I installed the driver for my new HP G4050 scanner. The scanner works okay, and will print to local printers, but I can no longer find the printer that's attached to my desktop computer. I did a system restore to regain the ability to print, then tried reinstalling the driver with the same results, so I've rolled the system back again.

    I get various error messages, mostly to do with spooling being turned off on the server, but I think they're bogus, since toggling spooling on either computer doesn't affect anything, and have no reason to think anything's wrong on the desktop, since the system restore on the laptop was what got me connected again to my printer.

    This isn't a lot to go on, but before returning the scanner to Staple's, I thought I'd see if anyone has thoughts on it.

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