Bonjour printing: Can print from Mac and Vista but not from XP

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by coledog, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. coledog macrumors 6502a

    coledog

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    Ok, I have a HP Laserjet 1200 hooked up with USB to an Airport Extreme N router.
    My Macbook Pro can see and print to it just fine.
    My parent's Windows Vista laptops can see and print to it fine also.

    My dad also has 2 desktop PCs running XP SP2 (Pro i think) and they can see and add them like they'll work. However when we go to print it doesn't spit out!
    A printing error message appears "This document failed to print. Troubleshoot etc..."

    What am I doing wrong? This printer USED to work set up the exact same way and now it doesn't! Do I need different drivers?
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    Suffice it to say, Bonjour works just fine in Windows XP. If your printer used to work, then it should work now. Use the Bonjour browser to reconfigure your printer.
     
  3. coledog thread starter macrumors 6502a

    coledog

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    We've reset everything and reinstalled the printer multiple times...still no
     
  4. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Did you install the drivers? AFAIK, you still need the drivers for Bonjour printing to work...
     
  5. rolex54 macrumors 6502

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    download the drivers from the HP website onto the 2 windows computers
     
  6. coledog thread starter macrumors 6502a

    coledog

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    Should I get a PCL5 driver or a Post Script driver? What are the differences and which one will work better overall?
     

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