System is a 2000Pro with a HP 7450 Printer.
Hardware Device mgr clearly shows 7450 hardware and software as installed and running properly yet printer does not appear on PRINTERS PAGE-the ADD PRINTERS icon is all that shows and when that is clicked on the "OUT OF RESOURCES" "print subsystem unavailable" messages come up. Spooler shuts down each time I manually start it.
Looking in HKEY_Current_Config\System\C..C..S\Cont\Print\Printers shows the HP Photosmart 7400 Series as "PrinterOnLine:REG_DWORD: 0x1. But then under HKEY_Current_Config\Software\MicrosoftWindows\CurrentVersion\Print I find that the "PRINT" subkey file is empty.
Also, under HKEY_Local_Machine\System\Curr..Cont..Set\Control\Print that the subkey under \Print that should be \Print\Printers is not even there.
This started as a power failure during a 3 page print job. What can I do to reconstruct these subkeys and where do I find the values to enter?
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