An unknown error occurred while printing

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Dale Sherman
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Post Posted May 15th, 2006, 3:05 pm

I can no longer print from Firefox, version An error message pops up, "An unknown error occurred while printing." I updated the driver for my USB HP 1012 laser printer which is connected to a Dell 2350 running XP Home SP2, rebooted, still no luck. Same results with print preview.

Tried wading through the morass of printing problems others have listed, but didn't find a close match.

Print function works fine in IE 6.0 and other programs.

Any clues as to how to fix it?



Post Posted May 22nd, 2006, 2:24 pm

Exactly the same problem here - Firefox, XP Home Edition, no extensions, no themes, plain vanilla.


Post Posted December 10th, 2008, 8:17 pm

I have the same problem as well but my printer works fine for everything else...I don't understand why?


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Post Posted December 10th, 2008, 8:45 pm

You had to dig up a 2 1/2 year old thread to say "me too"?

Try the reset described here:

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Post Posted June 21st, 2011, 3:30 pm

For me lol this error message actually came up because I did not have enough space on my hard disk to actually print. Even printing requires a small amount of memory to print a document. I know it's a stretch from the regular probabilities but even this could cause the error message to come up.

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Post Posted June 22nd, 2011, 7:49 am

You are replying to an elderly thread (2008). Locking. Please start a new thread fully describing the problem.
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