03-14-2008 07:20 AM
Was able to print initially then this appeared out of nowhere. Shut down both computers and printer and rebooted to no avail. Oh yes check to insure print spooler was working and it is. Interestingly the computer it is directly connected to can print to it.
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03-15-2008 08:08 AM
Restart your computer.
try removing the power plug from the print server and plug it back in. There is a subdirectory called C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool
Inside the directory you may find some tmp type files. I am not exactly sure what the extension is but sometimes files get orphaned in there. At least I know that was the case in Windows NT. If you delete those files and stop and restart the spooler service that may get you going again. Also if that doesnt't work try deleting the printer and resinstalling the driver. (turn off the printer first and then turn it on after deleting the printer)
When adding additional equipment if you installed software your memory requirement may have gone up.
Do not delete any files that do not have a .tmp type directory as there are some dll, exe type files in there that should remain. I defer to any HP person on this so if they trump my answer go with their info.
To stop and restart the print spooler follow these instructions.
right click on My Computer
left click on manage
double click on Services and Applications
left click on services
highlight print spooler
click on stop in the top left corner
wait a few seconds
click on restart
Hope this helps.
03-15-2008 08:15 AM
03-15-2008 09:25 AM
03-16-2008 01:50 PM
You have one of HP's host-based printers, and I've seen a lot of threads on problems using these through wireless.
See my reply here for host-based info:
And I do remember a few of the threads on using one with wireless having workarounds. I don't have those threads saved, but you can find them by clicking the Forums advanced search link at the top of this page.
Select the check boxes for both forums offered.
For search terms, I would start with: host wireless. That probably won't pick up a lot because a lot of people that own these printers don't know what host based is nor that they have one.
So I could then re-search using model numbers + wireless, such as: 2600 wireless.
The most common host based printer models are the 1000, 1010, 2600, 3500, 3600. There are more, but listing them all would take me an hour or more to check out all the models (since as I said in my link above, HP more or less hides whether or not a printer's host based, and you have to dig for it).
One comment on the spooler service. Be sure it's start up type is set to automatic.
And on the static IP mentioned above, which HP calls a "Manual IP". You should set that in the printer's network config, and be sure it's outside the DHCP range of your wireless appliance (if it has a DHCP range, which it probably will). If the printer's IP is DHCP, and the printer's turned off then on, the wireless appliance might assign it a different IP when it comes back up. That would prevent any print jobs getting to it since they're being sent to the old IP.
05-21-2008 01:13 AM
I tried with that option in control panel- administrative tools-Services-print spooler i had stop and restart .But it is working for 2 days.After 2 days the same problem the print spooler is not running.And can u reply me .