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CUPS: HP Designjet 755CM prints empty A0 pages if page in spooler

I'm currently playing with an old HP Designjet 755CM A0 plotter, and having a weird problem where I have no clue where to start researching. I'm using the printer via some noname USB to parallel ...
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Brother MFC-J825DW can't print more than one copy

My Brother MFC-J825DW printer works fine if I only ask it to print one copy of a document at a time. Any time I ask it to print multiple copies it just sits there and does nothing. The spooler systray ...
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How to reset Print Spooler when really screwed up [duplicate]

I believe my problems started when I installed a printer with an incorrect driver. Now I have a broken Print Spooler and I cannot interact with anything that has to do with printing. I have to go ...
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Printer interfacing - colour data

How does windows send colour data to printer and how does printer translate the data into ink proportions? e.g. If I have some text in MS Word with font colour of some RGB values and my printer has ...
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Printer spools but doesn't print

I am having a bizarre issue with an end user who is unable to print to a USB attached printer. The environment is as Windows 7 machine with a Canon Pixma iP90 printer. The driver is installed (and ...
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1 document pending in printer queue in System Tray that won't go away

Edit: I didn't want to do it, but I restarted my computer - cleared the problem right away. Though if I were running a Windows 2003/2008 server, I would hate to have to restart the domain controller ...
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Print spooler starts and automatically stops when “Add Printer” clicked

I am facing tough time with this print spooler. Don't know what is wrong with it. Attached is the screenshot 1: The above error message makes you feel that print spooler is not running but I ...
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Printing to two Printers at the same time

I have two thermal receipt printers installed on a PC. Is there a way to print to two printers at the same time? Using Windows XP. It will be printed via browser.
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Print Spooler keeps stopping. Windows XP SP3

A Windows XP SP3 PC keeps stopping the Print Spooler job. This happens for both a normal user and a local admin account. If we restart the service and try to add a printer, we get an error that the ...
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Spooler subsystem app has encountered a problem and needs to close

I have users at my work place on a couple different types of machines, all running Windows XP x86 SP3 that constantly experience the spooler subsystem app error, leading to constant crashes and ...
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Printer Spooler fails to start

My print spooler has suddenly stopped working on Win 7. There are no printers visible in Devices and Printers though the total count is still there. When I go to Add a printer i receive the error: ...
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spoolsv.exe error when printing to shared printer (Windows 7 -> Windows XP home)

I have an HP Photosmart C5383 installed on a Windows XP Home PC. I got a notebook with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, to upgrade my older Vista Home Premium 32-bit machine. I have shared this printer ...
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Print spooler consumes over 1GB of memory

Suddenly, on a Windows Vista Business workstation I manage, the Windows print spooler service is consuming over 1GB of memory. I got the call this morning that the user could not print. I discovered ...
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What does the “Enable Advanced Printing Features” option do?

When I go to look at a printer's properties in Windows XP, I see a checkbox for "Enable Advanced Printing Features." What does this option do? (Specifically, I'm using a Zebra S4M label printer, but ...
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When my printer fails to print with only “printer error” as the message, how can I find details?

Setup: Windows XP, all patches and driver updates applied Dell Latitude D620 in the docking station HP color laserjet 2550L Parallel cable Sometimes when I undock (and I do suspend before ...
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Printer offline until spooler service is restarted

Has anyone experienced a situation where a printer appears as offline until the Spooler service is restarted? Any thoughts? Steps I have tried: Updating to the latest print driver (for Vista ...