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    LaserJet 1200 unable to print multiple copies

    HP LaserJet 1200 (Model No. C7044A) will only print one page at a time, even if I select numerous pages in the Number of copies of the print dialog box. This problem occurs no matter whether I am printing from Notepad, Word 2007, Adobe Acrobat 9, etc. Prior to replacing a bad hard disk, I was able to print fine using HP's Universal Print Driver (UPD) on Win 7 Pro (32-bit). When I replaced the disk, I discovered that my hardware supports 64-bit and so decided to install the 64-bit version of Windows 7 Pro. After first installing the OS, Windows Update failed twice when trying to install the Microsoft driver update for HP LaserJet 1200 Series PCL 5 (error #0x80070103 -usually occurs when trying to install a driver already installed) . So I went to HP's site and installed the UPD. I tried both PCL 5 and PCL 6 but both are still unable to print multiple copies (however, 2-page documents print successfully). Device Manager driver file details now show Microsoft 6.1.7600.16385(win7_rtm.090713-1255) for the HP LaserJet 1200 USB and 6.1.7601.17514(win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850) for the IEEE 1284.4 compatible printer. When I try to Update driver from Device Manager, Windows says the best driver for the device is already installed for both. Devices and Printers>General tab> Properties>Print Test Page is able to print successfully. Windows 7 Troubleshooter does not detect any problems. I tried using the HP Support Wizard but it failed to get me to the support personnel step saying that the serial number was not correct (even though I copied it exactly as it appears on the machine). I think it is just because the warranty period ended years ago. Anyone have a solution for printing more than one copy successfully using Win7 64-bit on a HP LaserJet 1200?

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    After spening half the day trying to figure out my problem, I remembered that I had installed the ability to print from a virtual machine running in XpMode. Removing all printers from XpMode restored my ability to print multiple copies. So, I guess this is just a FYI for anybody who stumbles into the same problem.

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    You are lucky. My LJ1200 printed multiple copies just fine, but each one had a row of staples printed up one side - the spacing apparently identical to the circumference of the drum. I still find stapled pages in the "reuse" pile next to the other printer. :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspacer View Post
    You are lucky. My LJ1200 printed multiple copies just fine, but each one had a row of staples printed up one side - the spacing apparently identical to the circumference of the drum. I still find stapled pages in the "reuse" pile next to the other printer. :-(
    I would take out the drum and look see if a staple has got itself inbedded in it or if a staple is anywhere inside printer body.
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    The staple came out with the same page it went in on. It just left a lasting impression on the drum. Staples can be that way.

    I gave the printer away on Craigslist for parts/repair. It was out of toner, too. Easy come, easy go.

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