Windows® XP Printing Problems
Windows XP comes with a host of new facilities and features which are extremely user- friendly. The printing options including their connectivity and set-up are quite easy. Many times however, we are faced with a few common problems with the printing issues in a Windows XP system. There are, however a host of help and support systems available both within the machine and on the Internet as well. There are many sites powered by Microsoft itself that would cater to each and every individual problem related to printing in a Windows XP system.
The first and foremost place to look for a solution is the Windows XP help and support centre, which is incorporated within the system itself and helps you fix problems regarding your printer. They already have printing troubleshooter software installed, which will be of much help in this matter.
- Problems The Troubleshooter Fixes
- Common XP Printing Problems
Problems The Troubleshooter Fixes
There are a few problems which one faces once or the other time, and the printing trouble shooter is adept at solving these. One the foremost problem is being unable to install a local printer in the first place. Again, the quality of the printout may not be satisfactory to you. In this problem, we may include an incomplete printout of texts and graphics. Again, certain fonts may be missing or they may look different from what they are supposed to. At times, the document might not print at all. There are also other problems like slow printing and error messages in your Windows XP system.
Common XP Printing Problems
There are a few common printing problems many users face in a Windows XP system. Printers come with various features, but some of them might not work. Again, printing from an MS-DOS-based program or from MS-DOS command prompt may not be possible. There are other problems too, like the photo printing wizard, may not print files with formats like .ico, .emf or .wmf or after printing to a network printer, an error message may appear. Some printers do not print when the print preview option is enabled. Or an error message appears, saying "Spooler subsystem app has encountered a problem and needs to close"
To start it, you need to click on printers and faxes in 'Start' menu and then on the 'Help and support center' on the 'Help' menu. Then click 'Fixing a printing problem' and then the printing troubleshooter. In order to fix problems regarding printing images in certain formats, you need to open the image in Microsoft Paint. For fixing problems regarding error messages, you need to contact the system administrator to check server disturbances.
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