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Szyfrow

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Hi,

I'm running WinXP Pro SP2 and an HP Deskjet HP930C printer.
When printing with admin permissions printing is fine. However, when logged in as a restricted user, there are 2 problems:
  • With spooling disabled (print dicrectly to printer), the program from which I submit the print job will hang for about a minute before printing starts.
  • With spooling enabled there is no printng at all: the print job just apperars in the printer screen for a short while and then vanishes, but no printing takes place. (Print Spooler service is set as automatic and if I check the service its status is 'started' indeed.)
I tried installing the printer driver from an admin account and also installing from a user account. Doesn't make a difference.

Saw many items on the Internet about spooler issues in the context of XP but none of them seem to apply to my problem. Because of problem (1) I don't expect this to be a spooler issue anyway. I couldn't find any other printing related services in the list of services.

Anybody any ideas?
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Hi again,

After posting my problem I've solved it following the default problem solving protocol, namely start from scratch: uninstall printer, download printer driver again and install printer. Running fine now. So, must have been a question of a corrupt driver, or may be even the wrong driver. I had tried several solutions before posting and I can't remember if I tried following the steps above (and in the same order) ... probably not.

My apologies for taking your time while the problem could be solved in the most basic way! :)
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