Error: "Printer settings could not be saved. Operation could not be completed.

Discussion in 'Windows XP Printing' started by Blake D., Apr 20, 2004.

  1. Blake D.

    Blake D. Guest

    I have Windows XP Home installed on my computer, and for
    some reason I am unable to change my printer settings. I
    am trying to change the settings from "Spool print
    document.." to "Print directly to the printer" as when I
    try to print from certain programs, the documents just
    remain in the queue never getting printed. I checked
    their products website and they recommended I change that
    setting, but since windows will not allow me to change it
    I am more or less SOL right now. Hopefully someone can
    tell me what is wrong. I dont see why windows should be
    stopping me from changing my print settings, I am the
    admin on the computer so it makes no sense to me.
     
    Blake D., Apr 20, 2004
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  2. Are you logged on as an Administrator - or a User with Administrative
    Rights... a Limited User CANNOT change printer settings.

    Cari
    www.coribright.com

    "Blake D." <> wrote in message
    news:132d01c42668$b7fe5810$...
    >I have Windows XP Home installed on my computer, and for
    > some reason I am unable to change my printer settings. I
    > am trying to change the settings from "Spool print
    > document.." to "Print directly to the printer" as when I
    > try to print from certain programs, the documents just
    > remain in the queue never getting printed. I checked
    > their products website and they recommended I change that
    > setting, but since windows will not allow me to change it
    > I am more or less SOL right now. Hopefully someone can
    > tell me what is wrong. I dont see why windows should be
    > stopping me from changing my print settings, I am the
    > admin on the computer so it makes no sense to me.
     
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Apr 20, 2004
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  3. Blake D.

    Guest Guest

    I am logged on as the Administator. Thats why it is so
    puzzling. It should let me, but its not.
     
    Guest, Apr 24, 2004
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  4. Blake D.

    djbeck Guest

    Check to make sure that your "Server" service is enabled. I had th
    same problem on my computer and this service, which controls file an
    printer sharing, was disabled. I enabled it and I'm able to chang
    settings now. Hope this helps


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    djbeck, Jul 18, 2004
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  5. Blake D.

    amirdon Guest

    Blake D. wrote:
    > *I have Windows XP Home installed on my computer, and for
    > some reason I am unable to change my printer settings. I
    > am trying to change the settings from "Spool print
    > document.." to "Print directly to the printer" as when I
    > try to print from certain programs, the documents just
    > remain in the queue never getting printed. I checked
    > their products website and they recommended I change that
    > setting, but since windows will not allow me to change it
    > I am more or less SOL right now. Hopefully someone can
    > tell me what is wrong. I dont see why windows should be
    > stopping me from changing my print settings, I am the
    > admin on the computer so it makes no sense to me. *


    I had the same problem, that was caused by the wrong "Default Dat
    Type" of the "Printer Processor".
    The remedy: open "Printer and Faxes", then right click your printer
    open the "Advanced" window, press "Print Processor" and choose "RAW
    under the "Default Data Types" window.
    After then you should be able to save the "Print directly to th
    printer" option.

    Perhaps somebody can help me with MY printer problem: I cannot use th
    spooler with the printer (and of course the FAX doesn't work, since i
    uses the spooler).

    Thank


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    amirdon, Oct 1, 2004
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