can't print with windows xp

  User-4B67D952-65DA-4F71-B2B015861517E04E 20:57 11 Jan 2004


Have recently rebuilt pc and upgraded to windows xp (from 98se)I now find that I can' print anythig, all documents are stuck in the print que. It will not print from command prompt, I have downloaded the latest drivers from Lexmark (lexmark 3200 printer) still no joy.

Any sugestions

  Indigo 1 21:06 11 Jan 2004

Got to start menu then printers and faxes and make sure the printer you are using is "ticked" and all other printers are not.

Yes it is ticked

  Indigo 1 21:07 11 Jan 2004

I should have said, Make it the default printer.

  Indigo 1 21:10 11 Jan 2004

go to properties , advanced and make sure it is always available. Also make sure that "start printing immediately is selected.

  TommyRed 21:10 11 Jan 2004

Start>Control Panel>Printers and Faxes and then as above. HTH TR

  TommyRed 21:12 11 Jan 2004

Sorry you've posted whilst I've been typing, one finger typing is more accurate but slower. TR

  Indigo 1 21:14 11 Jan 2004

Also under Start menu> ControlPanel> Printers and Faxes>Properties /go to Ports and check the correct port is selected.

Thanks TommyRed I forget that not everyone sets up XP like me.

Yep done that stil zilch

  Indigo 1 21:23 11 Jan 2004

I'm running out of ideas now, have you checked for updated drivers for XP and printer ?

ALso worth a try is BigFix from click here it may help to set up XP or at least inform you of any issues.

The only other thing I can think of is check in Device Manager for any conflicts (Start menu>Control Panel>Adminstrative Tools>Computer Management>Device Manager, look for any yellow exclamation marks or question marks.

Sorry I can't help further.

  gudgulf 21:30 11 Jan 2004

You could try going into printers and faxes,selecting your printer and opting to remove it.Then restart the computer and windows should detect and reinstall the printer. Might achieve sod all ,but with a fresh install of the drivers,who knows??

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