printing - one pc on network could but now can't!

  grant_02 11:13 25 Jan 2008

i have a small office network setup with 6 pc's connected to a Dell server, with printer connected directly to the server. Been operation for over a year with no probs until last week. One morning only one PC on the network could print - limited support in the office so basic instruction was to reboot the server and see if that fixed things. It did partially, so that all PC's could now print except for the one that did work! It has full network access for files etc and works normally for all things except printing.

the PC can still see the printer on the network and i have re-installed print drivers etc with no joy. XP's problem solver runs out of ideas!

When you try to access 'Print Preferences' from the PC to see the network printer setup XP always crashes. (Properties displays no problem)

Printing from applications gets varying degrees of success - sometimes it looks like its printed but does not appear in print que, other times it comes up with 'can't find printer message' and when we are using Sage it sometimes can't get to print preview stage.

can anyone help?

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