I'm not absolutely certain of this, but I think the problem we have had in printing from the laptop dates from this time. We just cannot get the laptop to print using the printer (HP PSC 1500) it had previously used via the network. We have been living with the problem by saving documents we want to print to the desktop and then printing from there, but now and again I have had another go at tacking the problem
I have gone through the whole HP printing troubleshooting procedure, including PINGing both ways between the two computers to ensure the network is working (which I was sure it was anyhow because I can see the content of My Network Places, I can save to them and SyncBack is working).
This afternoon I found that the Canon printer appeared to be set as the default printer on the laptop. (I find it hard to believe that this has been the case the whole time we've had the problem as I'm sure I would have noticed, but anyhow I have changed that now and when I click the 'print' logo on the bar at the top (is that the menu bar?) the name of the HP printer pops up rather than that of the Canon, but after a long inert time a balloon message comes up from the printer icon at the bottom saying 'This document failed to print' and giving the correct HP printer name, and referring me to the aforesaid troubleshooter!
What am I doing wrong, please?
Edited by sue.words, 12 January 2012 - 11:07 AM.