On Jun 13, 11:17 pm, "silas" <silas.NOSPAMprop...@gmail.com> wrote:
> My HP OfficeJet 5600 All-in-One has beenworkingfine for months on my Dell
> Dimension withVistaHome Premium. Yesterday, all of a sudden it stopped.
> The HP no longer displays underPrinters, just "Microsoft Office Document
> Image Writer" and "Microsoft XPS Document Writer".
> My HP is connected via a USB hub. If I reboot a couple of times I'll finally
> get the message "Installing Device Driver Software", then "Your Devices are
> Ready to Use. Your Device Driver Software Installed Successfully". I also
> get this result when I use Control Panel/Add Hardware. However the printer
> will eventually "disappear" again and I have to go through the same process-
> sometime two or three times a day.
> This is driving me crazy. Can someone tell me why my computer keeps losing
> my printer and how I can make itstop.
I am having this same problem. I thought it was isolated to just my
OfficeJet, but now I have an even more serious problem. All my Vista
machines are no longer able to print to local printers. The printer
is there, but when trying to print a page i get a "Failed to print"
and a very un-useful troubleshooter which gives me suggestions like
(my printer is out of paper, or there is a paper jam) I just want a
printer to print. I've restarted the printer spooler with no luck.
Does anybody know a fix for Vista's printer problems?