Print Spooler Locks up After first Print

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by JBKAYAK, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. JBKAYAK

    JBKAYAK Guest

    Using Windows Vista, most (75%) laptops lock up the print spooler after the
    first print. I am using a networked (TCP\IP) OKIDATA 5100C printer. Of
    course, the driver is written for windows XP since OKI hasnt created a vista
    driver. I see other people experiencing the same problem with other brand
    name printers. I am hoping for a fix in VISTA... any IDEAS?
    Thanks
     
    JBKAYAK, Jun 12, 2007
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    freddy Guest

    JBKAYAK,

    I doubt that Microsoft will develop drivers for Oki printers. If Oki has no
    Vista compatible printer drivers for its printers, then I don't see any
    alternative to buying a printer that is compatible with Vista. You can try
    using google to search the Internet for 3rd party printer drivers to see what
    you fined, but don't count on finding anything.
     
    freddy, Jun 12, 2007
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  3. I don't think Microsoft *can* fix Vista so that Windows XP drivers and
    unsupported devices will work. Device driver problems are the fault of the
    hardware manufacturer and they need to step up and release Vista drivers.

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    Richard G. Harper, Jun 12, 2007
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  4. JBKAYAK

    JBKAYAK Guest

    I know the problem resides with okidata. Seems the XP driver doesnt have a
    character string to "hang up the print spooler"

    is there a work around such as:
    print directly to printer rather tham start printer imediately under printer
    properties.

    or

    can you use a net use in command prompt to reset the print spooler after it
    locks up??


    Thanks for any ideas?



     
    JBKAYAK, Jun 14, 2007
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  5. You could try running NET STOP SPOOLER followed by NET START SPOOLER at an
    elevated command prompt. Or you could get a supported printer. :)

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    Richard G. Harper, Jun 14, 2007
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    BigPhil63 Guest

    I have a similar configuration with an OKI 5200n and OKI's response to my
    request for tech assist was to check windows update for an updated driver. I
    am looking for an answer in the open source world where I have had success
    before and if I find something I will post a link. For now, I use the new HP
    printer that is windows
    compatible but I will be working for a solution
     
    BigPhil63, Jul 3, 2007
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