I vanquished the printer issue.

On February 18, 2010, in news, by

I vanquished the printer issue.

http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2010/02/17/who-has-an-voodoo-doll-handy.aspx

You know my post where I was getting

Line 2032
Char 1
Error Unspecified Error
Code 0
res://ieframe.dll/preview.js

And could not print?

Got it working but using a LaserJet III driver. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_LaserJet
That is a 20 year old printer that while most of us have long since seen it die, when you select it’s driver instead of the mondo mucho PCL 5 or PCL 6 driver, it just works.

So if you are having an issue printing, try that old trick.  Use the oldest, most basic driver.

 

 

3 Responses to I vanquished the printer issue.

  1. Rosewood says:

    I was just working with an old 16bit database program (thank you XP Mode!) a few weeks ago that would crash with anything but a LaserJet III driver.

    Weird

  2. Dean says:

    I firmly beleive that PCL 6 has a lot of bugs. PCL 5 usually works fine. Do you have any experience using Postscript drivers ?

  3. Dean says:

    Another question. What effect will using that old printer driver now have when printing from other apps ? One problem may me solved but it may cause other problems.