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Hi Mike -- I have just updated my HP pavilion printer with windows 10, updating from 8.1;  and none of my programs will print (wordperfect x6, word, adobe xi) actually the driver was "eaten" so I re-installed -- printer is HP laser jet 2300 series PCL5

got it re-installed (I think) at least it shows up on the wp print menu now;  but nothing happens;  test page doesn't go thru;  trying to print existing docs in wordperfect , adobe and word don't go thru.

I unplug and re-plug in the printer -- no luck.  The computer doesn't recognize the printer although it's been connected the whole time;  reinstalling the driver doesn't help...

Any ideas?

Thanks for your help


Hello Gene

Since you have failed attempts of printing, my guess is you will need to clear your print manager queue. Double click on the printer icon on your system tray (lower right of the screen) and make sure there are no print jobs waiting to print. select all and delete. Also click on FILE and make sure it is not set to PRINT OFFLINE.

Once the print manager is cleared, go back to the printer/devices and right click on the printer you are using as your default that you want to print from. When you right click, choose properties and try a test print.

If it prints now then you are set.


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