I’ve got an HP Laserjet 1018 printer which has worked very well over the last few years with very light usage. Today it decided not to work with my main computer, but I don’t think it is the printer’s fault, in fact, I know it isn’t.
I’m using Win 7 64 bit, fully updated.
The problem is that any print job goes to the print queue and almost instantly disappears. The command to print is simply not being conveyed to the printer. I’ve run the MS Printer Fix-It tool and it says there is no problem anywhere. I’ve run the HP printer troubleshooting diagnostic tool and it says there is no problem to be found. I’ve updated the drivers for the printer. And I’ve changed the settings in the Print Spooler service to always restart the service in the event of a failure. None of that has done any good.
I hooked up the printer to my secondary computer and it works just fine from it. Same printer, same drivers, same operating system…very annoying. Printing through the network from the main computer through the secondary failed, with no error message available anywhere.