tl;dr Is there anything that I can do to "clean" network "path" to my printer or otherwise force my Windows 7 to recognize my printer as being on-line (which is true), while it claims that is off-line?
I have Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (with all recent WU updates installed) and HP LaserJet Pro MFP M426fdn. And for past few days I have a terrible problems with printing.
Actually I am able to print something only upon system start / restart (from "old" printer spool), as immediately after full system startup / "old" spool cleanup my Windows 7 starts claiming that my printer is offline.
- printer itself (has LED screen) claims that it is connected to my network and to the Internet,
ping 192.168.1.2has 100% response with average response time at <1 ms,
- other computer (with Windows 10), connected to the very same network and printing on the very same printer has absolutely no problems with that and prints everything right away.
The situation came to the (curiosum?) point that I can print my documents via HP Connected (I'm sending them over email and printer "captures" them and prints them; unfortunately I can't select only certain pages or print both sides this way), but I can't print it directly over network.
Or to the point where after system restart printer prints documents (from "old" spool) and minute or two later it is unable to print another document:
Is there anything that I can do (except restarting my Windows after each document is sent to print)? Is there any way I can "clean" network "path" to printer or force my Windows to understand that printer is in fact on-line?
I'm must admit that having printer with 100% ping responses that, Windows claims, is turned off, actually limits my knowledge and resolution ideas to minimum.