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    Lounger
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    Printer Name is Incorrect

    I have a home network with 2 servers, one running xp home , the second running W2K sp4. The xp server has a printer attached which is shared on the network. There are also some shared folders. Up until recently the W2K system could share / use the printer & folders, however in the last ~10 days I have been unable to use the printer.

    On the W2K system I can see both the printer and folders. I can use and access the folders. When I go to use the printer I am asked to set up the printer but when I do this I then get "printer name is incorrect or no longer available on the network" . The printer is working on the XP system.

    Whats changed ? I dont know, no new software, no patches etc....

    Tried to disable all firewalls, did not work.
    Removed and reinstalled printer on XP, did not work.


    Any ideas apreciated

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    Bronze Lounger
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    Re: Printer Name is Incorrect

    I know this is going to sound really crazy but in our school situation, sometimes when we ran into printer problems that the usual efforts wouldn't correct, we would completely disconnect the printer (physically) and unplug it from the electrical source as well. Then we would plug it all back in, turn it on and by golly it was "well" again. Don't know it this would help but hey, it is worth a try. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>


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    Plutonium Lounger
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    Re: Printer Name is Incorrect

    This seems to be essentially the same problem as in <post:=572,970>post 572,970</post:> and <post:=572,979>post 572,979</post:>. To avoid further duplication, this thread is locked. Please post all replies in the thread starting at <post:=572,970>post 572,970</post:>.

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