Printer Blocked

  Big Trev 12:02 11 Jan 2009

I have an HP 1410 printer and the other day I set up a Linux Laptop to print to it from the network. It didn't work, and now I have "Remote Downlevel Document" at the top of my print queue and it wont delete. This blocks any other documents from printing.

Is there a way of clearing this without uninstalling and installing the printer?


  johndrew 13:24 11 Jan 2009

It could be a virus (such as the `fun love virus`) which is causing the problem, in which case a full scan with a good AV should sort it out.

Failing that there is an explanation by MS click here;en-us;134779

A potential cure is at the bottom of this page click here

  johndrew 13:26 11 Jan 2009

Sorry, MS link is bad. Use this click here

  Big Trev 13:35 11 Jan 2009

Thanks, but that article applies to Windows 95 and doesn't say how it can be deleted.

I'm running XP Professional. Any other thoughts?

  Sea Urchin 13:52 11 Jan 2009

johndrew's second link @13.24 refers to Win XP Pro and shows a potential cure at the bottom of the page - thus

"On the Win XP machine, open printers and faxes, right click the icon for the
shared printer, select properties. On the ports tab of the properties dialogue
, select the port with the shared printer and deselect "Enable bi-directional
support". That should fix it."

  Big Trev 14:02 11 Jan 2009

For some reason (I think Zonealarm thinks it is a spy site) I can't open that link. I get page load error. I've switched off Zone Alarm, but I still can't get it. Apologies to John.

Meanwhile, I have disabled Bi-directional support and it still won't delete.

  Big Trev 16:06 11 Jan 2009

I rebooted and it cleared the blockage, after following johndrew's advice of course. Thanks for the help.

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