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WINXP-PRO ADD PRINTER INSTALL ERROR

WINXP-PRO  ADD PRINTER INSTALL ERROR

How to Fix winxp pro add printer error

Tech Advise:1

 Click On Start Menu >> Click On  control panel admin tools >> services Or run services.msc in RUN command line
 Look for service named Print Spooler and make sure it’s started.

Tech Advise:2

 Please do the following steps

Step:1

 Start the computer in safe mode
 Start the computer in safe mode in order to remove spool files.

Please do the follow these steps:

 Restart your computer and press the F8 key repeatedly while the computer is starting.
 On a computer that is configured to run multiple operating systems press the F8 key when the Boot menu appears.
 Select Safe Mode when the Windows Advanced Options menu appears and then press ENTER.
 If the Boot menu appears again and you are prompted to select an operating system use the arrow keys to select the operating system and then press ENTER.

Step:2

 Delete the spool printer and driver files
 In safe mode delete the spool printer and driver files.
 To do this start Microsoft Windows Explorer and then delete all the files and the folders in the following two folders where C: is the drive where Windows XP is installed
 C:\Windows\System32\Spool\Printers
 C:\Windows\System32\Spool\Drivers\w32x86

Step:3

 Edit the registry
 Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method.
 These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system.
 Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved.
 Modify the registry at your own risk.
 First remove the Windows NT subkeys
 Remove the potentially problematic registry entries for Windows NT x86 service subkeys.
 These may have been installed by third-party printer setup programs and may be interfering with the print spool service.
 Follow these steps to keep the drivers print spools and registry entries that were included with Windows and to remove all other drivers print spools And registry entries that may be causing issues.

Start Registry Editor.

 To do this
 Click Start>>click Run
 Type regedit in the Open box and then click OK.
 Locate and expand the following registry key to view the list of subkeys subfolders KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>>>SYSTEM>>>CurrentControlSet>>>Control>>>Print>>>Environments>>>Windows NT x86
 In the subkey list, there should only be the following subkeys:
 Drivers
 Print Processors
 If there are any subkeys other than the subkeys that are listed in step 2

Follow these steps:

 On the File menu >> click Export.
 In the File Name box
 Type the name that you want to use for this key such as WindowsNTx86regkey and then click Save.
 You can use this backup of the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>>>SYSTEM>>>CurrentControlSet>>>Control>>>Print>>>Environments>>>Windows NT x86 registry key to restore the key if you experience any issues after you complete this procedure.
 Delete all the subkeys other than the subkeys that are listed in step 2.
 To do this right-click each subkey that is not displayed on the list and then click Delete.
 Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the deletion.
 Second remove registry entries for the default print monitors
 Remove the potentially problematic print monitor subkeys that may be interfering with the printer that you want to use.
 These may have been installed by third-party printer setup programs.

 Follow these steps to keep the print monitors and registry entries that were included with Windows and to remove all other print monitors and registry entries that may be causing issues.

 Start Registry Editor if it is not already open.
 Please do this
 click on Start Menu >> click Run
 Type regedit in the Open box and then click OK.
 Locate and then expand the following registry key to view the list of subkeys
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>>>SYSTEM>>>CurrentControlSet>>>Control>>>Print>>>Monitors
 In the list of subkeys there should only be the following subkeys for the default print monitors BJ Language Monitor
 Local Port
 PJL Language Monitor
 Standard TCP/IP Port
 USB Monitor

 If there are any subkeys other than the subkeys that are listed in step 2 follow these steps:

 On the File menu click Export.
 In the File Name box type the name that you want to use for this key such as Monitorsx86regkey and then click Save.
 You can use this backup of the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>>>SYSTEM>>>CurrentControlSet>>>Control>>>Print>>>Monitors registry key to restore the key if you experience any issues after you complete this procedure.
 Delete all the subkeys other than the subkeys that are listed in step 2.
 To do this right-click each subkey that is not displayed on the list and then click Delete.
 Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the deletion.
 Exit Registry Editor.
 If a printer is attached to the computer disconnect the printer cable from the computer and then restart the computer.

Step:4

 Install the printer and print a test page
 Reconnect the printer cable to the computer
 Install the printer according to the manufacturer’s instructions and then try to print a test page.

CAUSE:

 Cause Of  Error  WINXP-PRO  ADD PRINTER INSTALL ERROR
 The Cause of the problem can be due to the following reasons
 This issue may occur if a third-party printer driver or service affects the functionality of a newly installed printer.

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