Support for Resolvoing Error with Brother® Printer on Windows® XP
Are you facing problems with your Brother printer while installing it on a Windows XP-based system and need to fix it?
Many of the Brother printer errors have to do with adding it to a Windows XP-based computer. This is most notably an error dealing with the installation of the printer on the computer and how the computer communicates with the printer as a result. Unfortunately, the result is that the printer crashes. Another unfortunate result is that some solutions may not work or be completely inaccurate.
- Errors due to issues with printer spooler
- Errors due to lack of administrative rights
- Errors due to Windows operating system upgrade
Errors due to issues with printer spooler
One of the most common errors with Brother printers is the error “0x0000000d”. This pertains to an issue with the printer spooler. Many a times, the spooler crashes as soon as the user attempts to add a printer to the computer. This is sometimes caused by a recent upgrade of the Windows operating system. One solution is to run a command prompt, typing “net use LPT2: \\servername\printer”. This allows the user to go within the printer and find the problem first hand. In this solution, the user should use the Add Printer Wizard to add a local printer to port LPT2. However, this solution does not prove to be successful for all situations in which the “0x0000000d” error occurs.
At times, a solution to fix this error might require you to create a local printer with a local port named “\\machine\printshare”, which refers to the machine’s name and the print share used. Another solution is to simply clear the printer register after having mapped a printer. Many a times, going to the command prompt and searching for your printer manually is the only solution to the problem.
Errors due to lack of administrative rights
Many a times, an error occurs as result of the user not having full administrative rights on a PC. This is known as error code “0x00000006“ and is formally declared as “ERROR_INVALID_HANDLE” in “winerror.h”. One solution is to create a user profile with full administrative rights and reconnect the printer to the computer. The user does this by configuring the print server policy through the ‘Local Computer Policies’ option. To do this, select ‘Administrative Templates’, select ‘Printers’, and locate ‘Allow print spooler to accept client connections’ to ensure that the option is enabled.
Errors due to Windows operating system upgrade
It is common that many of the problems occur when updating from Windows XP to Windows Vista. Windows Vista may not recognize older drivers from the Windows server when attempting to connect the printer to the computer. The user should download the latest drivers from the manufacturer’s website. Then, the user should extract the driver package into a folder, disable firewalls or antivirus protection temporarily on the server and on the client side, delete the Brother printers and drivers, add a printer (keeping the default options), browse to the location of the driver from ‘Have Disk‘, keep the default options, and click ‘Finish’ in the Add Printer Wizard.
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