please help, for some reason my printer has stopped printing what I send it and is printing pages and pages of symbols instead, i do not know much about housekeeping with computers could somebody give me an idiots guide as to what the problem could be and how to fix it. I desperately need to send off my cv. thanks
Sounds like the wrong printer driver is selected as the default printer. Check in the printers window (Start, Settings, Printers) and see if the correct printer driver is set as the default one. If it isn't, right click on the correct one and select the "Set as default" option. If it is then use the advice provided above by Yoda Knight.
This often happens if you choose to print a page and then realise that you have forgotten to switch the printer on. If you do switch it on once the printer has started its spooling and printing routine it prints out pages and pages of symbols. Happens with most printers. Stop the printer, cancel or purge any selected print jobs, switch the printer off if you think it necessary and start all over again. This rarely happens if the printer is switched on or is in standby mode before you select print.