Re: Printer stops working when addressed from other network-PC's

You might try reloading the driver on the Vista computer. I have more success sharing the printer from my XP computer doing the Add Printer (local printer) procedure from f/fgeorge on the Vista computer.

"f/fgeorge" <ffgeorge@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:6di4d4pnfud3irdk5qm3dg4i9rfcmakrbd@xxxxxxxxxx
On Thu, 18 Sep 2008 02:59:01 -0700, Mon.avis
<Monavis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

tx for the advice, but unfortunately it didn't solve the problem. I'm getting
convinced that Vista is "blocker", because:
* re-installing HP software on the HP's get's the printer working. Tried it
again, and it lasted for one day
* if I re-start the Vista-PC, waiting behind my XP-ones, you actually see XP
trying to re-establish the off-line situation, but after a moment the message
once again pops up telling me that (in Dutch) Windows failed to bring the
printer on-line.

Any other suggestions?

No I don't have any more ideas. What I posted, at the bottom, worked
perfectly for me. I have 21 computers here at home and one of them is
Vista, all the rest are XP Pro. Using what I outlined they can all
print to the printer hooked up to the Vista machine with no problems,
no matter the restarting of any of the pc's.

"f/fgeorge" wrote:
Do this on your XP machines:

Go to Control Panel. Choose printer. Then choose Add Printer.

ChooseAdd a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in
drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.

A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type
in the
\\computer name\printer name ie. My computer's name is basement and
printer name is EpsonSty so I typed in \\basement\epsonsty

No it does not make sense but it does work. Hope it helps.