I setup a brand new Windows 7 Pro PC a few days ago, and connected an HP LaserJet 1022n via a network connection (TCP/IP Port). The printer worked fine.
After a couple of days of successful printing, the user asked me to add a Dymo labelwriter, which I successfully did. However, that printer uses an add-in to print labels from a contact management program, and I had a difficult time making the add-in work. I kept receiving errors that I did not have permission to access certain windows folders. Frustrated, I used the "take ownership" command on the entire C:\ directory. Subsequently, the add-in worked, but now the Laserjet will not print.
Printing a document (or a test page) results in the job appearing in the printer window, sitting for awhile, and then a print error occurs. Nothing ever prints. Stopping the print spooler, I go into the spool folder and see the job files sitting there, which I delete, and then restart the print spooler.
I have removed and reinstalled printer - but its crazy, because I know the printer worked before! I know the driver is fine for this reason as well.
How could taking ownership of everything in C result in this problem? Why can I print to other networked printers from this machine, or the local label printer?