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Solved: Printing Hangs Up Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by emachinegamer, Aug 20, 2008.

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  1. emachinegamer

    emachinegamer Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    My problem is with a Dell photo printer 720, hooked up via USB to a Compaq Presario CQ50-110 laptop. The laptop has Microsoft Vista and is literally brand new. Installing the printer went ok. However, I can only print stuff once in a rare while. Usually the program Microsoft Word, notepad, etc. says printing like normal but then the doc appears in the printer folder and doesn't print. (Normally the dell thing comes/should come up with the ink levels and a loud voice says printing started.) You can't delete the first job either in the printer pending, it says deleting and will never go away. Other documents after that one won't print either and will be deleted. I am at my wits end on this one. The only reliable thing to get it to work and only for a little bit is to uninstall and reinstall the printer. Then it prints off perfectly. Since it does work at times I am guessing that is not my firewall (Commodo) or a driver issue. Thanks for any help.


    P.S. This printer has worked for long time on an old dell desktop with XP so it is not the printer mechanically.
     
  2. emachinegamer

    emachinegamer Thread Starter

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    Ok guys I solved it I think at least for a little bit. I uninstalled and reinstalled with the drivers from Dell, which were supposedly installed but I guess they weren't. I will keep tabs on it and ask again if it has a problem.
     
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