I have two printers and a laptop and a netbook. The vista laptop has for some time refused to print any output from either of the two printers (connected by cable not wireless).Both printers work fine on the xp netbook.
The printer appears under "printers" and in the drop down box when I come to print a document. However when "print" is clicked nothing happens except for the notification area has the printer icon saying it is printing.
I have spent time and money phoning laptop and printer helplines to no avail.
Any ideas anyone, I ideally want to sell my netbook but cant as it is the only option I have for printing. Thanks for replies.
Are you sure you are sending stuff to this physical printer, or is not it going to some software/file printer? Go into Control panel and remove all printers except the one you want to use. Then go into it's properties and set it as the default printer.
Hi. The only printers listed are my Lexmark and my Epson which are the two that wont print.Microsoft XPS document writer is the only other entry in the printers folder.The Epson is currently the default printer but it has been changed previously to Lexmark printer.
1. Did you try to share the printers on a network so that you could print from the laptop when the printer was connected to the netbook, for example? i.e. the documents are being sent to a networked printer that is not plugged into the right machine.
2. Have you tried deleting the printers via Control Panel and uninstalling the software via Add/Remove Programs, then reinstalling them?
If you have set up the network previously, you may be trying to access the printer via the netbook but it isn't there. Choose a document and click File>Print and see how many versions of each printer there are to choose from - there may be 2: one for the local connection via the usb cable connection and one via the network.