When selecting “print” from any program, there is a long delay before printer selection


When you hit “print” in Office, Adobe, or any other program, does it take 30-45 seconds or more to come up with the printer selection screen? Chances are, an offline printer is affecting the performance of your printing. To solve this issue: In XP:  Go to Printers and Faxes Highlight any “offline” or “unable to connect” printers Hit the Delete key, or ... Read More »

Adobe crashes when printing

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When you select “Print” in Adobe Reader X (and previous versions), does it become unresponsive, and then crash? This is likely due to a recent issue with the program. (As of this time, 10.1.4) There are two ways to fix this issue, depending on the below scenarios: 1) You are below version 10.1.3 (To check this, Open Adobe Reader and ... Read More »

Printing Issue: Windows says print spooler is not running

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If you trying to print a document or PDF, and windows is telling you, “Operation on a printer cannot be completed. The Local Print Spooler service is not running. Please restart the spooler or restart machine.” then this means one thing…spooler error! Thankfully there is a 5 minute fix! On the user’s machine: Give them administrative group access on the ... Read More »

Outlook crashes when printing

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If you are running outlook 2007/2010 you may run into an issue where you are Outlook crashes when printing, rendering you unable to print. Thankfully, there is an easy fix, as the issue is with the OutlPrnt file under: C:UsersApp DataRoamingOutlook in Win7 C:Documents and SettingsLocal SettingsOutlook in XP Just rename this file OutlPrnt.old and run a repair of Office ... Read More »