Network Printer Problems with Windows® Vista
What are the network printer problems found on Windows Vista? How to fix them?
While installing Network printer on Windows Vista there appears an error message, "Windows cannot connect to the printer. Access in denied." There can be several reasons due to which this error occurs. The problem can be due to memory as there may not be sufficient space to perform the operation. You may have to close all the programs and then try to connect again. Several problems occur while trying to add or use the network printers and each problem reports some or the other error message. You may find that the access is denied and you will be unable to print in the Windows Vista-based computer. Sometimes the network printer will not be detected when you try to perform some print operations. If the firewall is enabled, there are chances that you face some network printer problems and also if you have no standard TCP or IP port the printer may not work.
Following are the ways to fix the network printer problem that is found on the Windows Vista-based computer and points to remember:
- Find and Add Printer
- Check your Network
- Points to keep in Mind
Find and Add Printer
If your Windows Vista-based computer was unable to detect the printer, then you need to find and then add the printer manually. From the 'Control Panel' window choose 'Hardware and Sound', and then click 'Printers'. In the 'Add Printer Wizard' option, choose 'Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer'. On the page that appears, click the printer that is not listed and then choose to find the printer that you want to use, based on the location of the printer and click on 'Next' button.
Check your Network
Sometimes the printer may suddenly stop working due to some network issues. So you need to check whether the network is working or not and see if the computer is properly connected to the network. You need to check the status of your home network and then try to identify and resolve the network problem.
You need to make sure that all the computers on the network are in the same workgroup. If you are adding a printer that is plugged into another computer on the network and shared for other people to use, then you need to check whether the computer where the printer is plugged in is turned on. Also check if the firewall is enabled or disabled because if the firewall is enabled, they make cause problems during printing.
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