Phantom print server

  Sea Urchin 16:12 01 Feb 08

A Canon LBP2900 laser printer has been printing with no problems until last week. When it receives the instruction to print it thinks about it for 90 seconds or so, and then comes up with an error message "the print server is down" and then prints the page correctly. The problem is that there is no print server - it's just a home pc with one printer attached. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  Technotiger 16:15 01 Feb 08

Maybe a glitch in the registry - try running click here in its default settings.

  Sea Urchin 16:20 01 Feb 08

Thanks Technotiger - yes, I'm a big fan of ccleaner and have already run that.

  Technotiger 16:47 01 Feb 08

If that has not made any difference - you could update printer driver from makers website, or try a System Restore back to when it was working ok.

  Sea Urchin 23:10 08 Feb 08

Happy to report that the problem has been solved. The printer properties had been "corrupted" - it was shown as "sharing on a network" despite actually being a single printer as described in my posting. Unchecking the "share this printer" box sorted it, and it now runs better than ever.

  Technotiger 07:59 09 Feb 08

Grreat, thanks for the feedback.

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