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January 25, 2005 12:31:07 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

I am new to any discussion group to show how desperate I am to fix this
problem. I have a HP Laserjet 4000 attached directly to my PC in the LPT1
port and run Windows XP Corporate. I have never had a problem printing
anything - either from Word, Excel or emails. All of a sudden I cannot print
eventhou one day I could and the next day I couldn't. Sometimes I am getting
one line of various symbols and the printer showing data but not printing.
Sometimes it will print a small spreadsheet from Excel and then a page with:

PCL XL error

Subsystem: KERNEL
Error: Illegal Tag
Operator: 0x59
Position: 676

I have deleted the printer, downloaded the driver from HP, reinstalled the
printer, taken the printer off-line and back to on-line all with either no
success or worst...print one or two times and then back to unkown symbols
across the top of a page or the PCL XL error noted above.

I am at wits end and have a lot of work to finish asap which all needs
printed. While I can use software programs, I am a total novice when it
comes to system errors or understanding interfaces. Any suggestions or help
would be appreciated.

Thanks!

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Anonymous
a b α HP
January 25, 2005 4:28:15 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

There is no such operating system as XP Corporate. Either you are Volume
Licensed or you run retail or OEM versions of XP Pro or Home.
--
Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
www.coribright.com

"toaster" <toaster@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:979637B6-991F-4B50-815D-76CC72100760@microsoft.com...
>I am new to any discussion group to show how desperate I am to fix this
> problem. I have a HP Laserjet 4000 attached directly to my PC in the LPT1
> port and run Windows XP Corporate. I have never had a problem printing
> anything - either from Word, Excel or emails. All of a sudden I cannot
> print
> eventhou one day I could and the next day I couldn't. Sometimes I am
> getting
> one line of various symbols and the printer showing data but not printing.
> Sometimes it will print a small spreadsheet from Excel and then a page
> with:
>
> PCL XL error
>
> Subsystem: KERNEL
> Error: Illegal Tag
> Operator: 0x59
> Position: 676
>
> I have deleted the printer, downloaded the driver from HP, reinstalled the
> printer, taken the printer off-line and back to on-line all with either no
> success or worst...print one or two times and then back to unkown symbols
> across the top of a page or the PCL XL error noted above.
>
> I am at wits end and have a lot of work to finish asap which all needs
> printed. While I can use software programs, I am a total novice when it
> comes to system errors or understanding interfaces. Any suggestions or
> help
> would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks!
>
Anonymous
a b α HP
January 25, 2005 6:33:20 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

PCL XL is a printer language. There is something wrong with the data
getting to the printer or there is a problem with the printer. Unplug the
printer from the power source and let it rest for 5 minutes. Then reapply
power.

The PCL XL interpreter on the printer is generating the error not Windows.

--
Alan Morris
Windows Printing Team
Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;[ln];kbhowto

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

"Cari (MS-MVP)" <Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote in message
news:#zw7KTyAFHA.3084@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> There is no such operating system as XP Corporate. Either you are Volume
> Licensed or you run retail or OEM versions of XP Pro or Home.
> --
> Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
> www.coribright.com
>
> "toaster" <toaster@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:979637B6-991F-4B50-815D-76CC72100760@microsoft.com...
> >I am new to any discussion group to show how desperate I am to fix this
> > problem. I have a HP Laserjet 4000 attached directly to my PC in the
LPT1
> > port and run Windows XP Corporate. I have never had a problem printing
> > anything - either from Word, Excel or emails. All of a sudden I cannot
> > print
> > eventhou one day I could and the next day I couldn't. Sometimes I am
> > getting
> > one line of various symbols and the printer showing data but not
printing.
> > Sometimes it will print a small spreadsheet from Excel and then a page
> > with:
> >
> > PCL XL error
> >
> > Subsystem: KERNEL
> > Error: Illegal Tag
> > Operator: 0x59
> > Position: 676
> >
> > I have deleted the printer, downloaded the driver from HP, reinstalled
the
> > printer, taken the printer off-line and back to on-line all with either
no
> > success or worst...print one or two times and then back to unkown
symbols
> > across the top of a page or the PCL XL error noted above.
> >
> > I am at wits end and have a lot of work to finish asap which all needs
> > printed. While I can use software programs, I am a total novice when it
> > comes to system errors or understanding interfaces. Any suggestions or
> > help
> > would be appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b α HP
January 27, 2005 3:55:43 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

toaster wrote:
> I am new to any discussion group to show how desperate I am to fix
> this problem. I have a HP Laserjet 4000 attached directly to my PC
> in the LPT1 port and run Windows XP Corporate. I have never had a
> problem printing anything - either from Word, Excel or emails. All
> of a sudden I cannot print eventhou one day I could and the next day
> I couldn't. Sometimes I am getting one line of various symbols and
> the printer showing data but not printing. Sometimes it will print a
> small spreadsheet from Excel and then a page with:
>
> PCL XL error
>
> Subsystem: KERNEL
> Error: Illegal Tag
> Operator: 0x59
> Position: 676
>
> I have deleted the printer, downloaded the driver from HP,
> reinstalled the printer, taken the printer off-line and back to
> on-line all with either no success or worst...print one or two times
> and then back to unkown symbols across the top of a page or the PCL
> XL error noted above.
>
> I am at wits end and have a lot of work to finish asap which all needs
> printed. While I can use software programs, I am a total novice when
> it comes to system errors or understanding interfaces. Any
> suggestions or help would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks!


Admitting you're using pirated software in an MS hosted group is pretty
stupid. The 'corporate' version was the name given to the pirated volume
licence version.
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