Fix issues with Network Printing in PC with Windows® XP
What are the tips to resolve the common issues that may arise with network printing in PC with Windows XP?
A printer is a peripheral device which would produce hard copy of the text or the graphics that are stored in electronic form, on the physical print media like paper or the transparencies. Network Printing shows you how to set up a network printing architecture that supports all kinds of clients as print servers. It covers the standard Unix print servers on BSD and System V, LPRng (the next generation Berkeley spooling system), Samba printing services, and using LDAP as a configuration repository for printers. You may face some problems with network printer or network printing in Windows XP Operating System.
Below mentioned points are about the tips to solve the issues comes with network printing in Windows XP:
- Solve print queue issues
- Check for drivers
- Network and configuration issues
Solve print queue issues
If all the users present in the network are not able to print, that might be due to the issues with server or the network or the printing device itself. It is seen that when the print queue gets clogged with bad .shd and the .spl files, this type of error would occur. So you have to clear them. In order to do that you need to restart the Print Spooler service. If you cannot do that, you have to delete those files and then try to restart that service. You should also check if there is any pause present in the print queue.
Check for drivers
If you get the networking printing issues, that might be due to the driver issues. These issues might be present either in the server or in the user’s system. If you have incompatible or wrong drivers, printer would not work and the error would occur. If the drivers become outdated that would also cause such issues. You should also check if there is any issue with the network card. In order to solve this issue install only the compatible driver or try to update the driver. You need to also replace the bad network card with the correct one.
If the network has got any issues that may cause network printing issues. That means it might be due to a problem with the router or the switch. You have to check for its working. If any cable has any loose connection, that would also cause this connection issues in the network. So make sure that all connections are fixed tightly. Make sure that there is DHCP reservation is present for the network card for printer, then check the configuration with printer settings. If there are issues with configuration, that would cause failed to print error.
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