An Engineers Notebook

Corrupt print driver often prints out an error = PCL XL Error

Printer prints a page with a PCL XL Error message

1. First we
removed printer in “Devices and Printers”

2. Then we
stopped print spooler

3. In registry
we opened
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlPrintEnvironmentsWindows
x64Print Processors

4. We renamed
all Print Processors that were listed. Like Winprint to Winprint.old, Hpcpp107
to Hpcpp107.old, and so on …

5. We started
print spooler

6. Removed
driver pack in Print Management MMC

7. Reopened
registry location
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlPrintEnvironmentsWindows
x64Print Processors

8. Renamed back
all Print Processors back to Winprint.old to Winprint, Hpcpp107.old to
Hpcpp107, and so on …

9. Restart print
spooler (stop and restart)

10. Installed
new printer drivers

11. Tested
printing

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