I cannot get my printer (connected to my desktop) to print when sending documents from my laptop. Both XP operating systems. Internet operates fine, I can share folders and printer sharing is enabled. I can see/detect the printer on the network but get failed to print messages!!!
That's the problem scottyc, the printer has been setup using the cable and not the network.
Connect the printer to the desktop and make sure that both are turned on.
Now, from the laptop go to Start > Printers and Faxes and click on Add a Printer > click Next > and select A network printer or a printer attached to another computer and click Next. Carry on following the Wizard and it should find the printer connected to your desktop.
If it doesn't find the printer and asks for the location, type \\scotty\lexmark (scotty being the name of the desktop if this so and lexmark being the printer name or whatever the share name is) and click Next.
Uninstalled all Lexmaerk and other printer stuff from Laptop, carried out previous advice and low and behold everything goes fine, I can see the printer, i have a live connection and when i send a document to print, it appears on my desktop printer screen. The printer gives an encouraging whir as it starts then nothing!!!!! I have the same message on both computers, 'Sending to printer', unfortunately nothing ever appears.
We have lift off, after my last posting I removed the software from the desktop and reinstalled. Eureka, we can now print!!!!! I appreciate your help and patience with the truly computer illiterate.....
Thanx once again.
Must go, got tonnes of remote printing to do!!!!!!