"Jean-Pierre Radley" <jprjpr.com> wrote in message
news:20030703215752.GE1091jpradley.jpr.com...I'll assume that you can print a test page locally on her machine> I updated my wife's laptop to WXP from W98.
> I used to use ghostscript to send postscript versions of incoming faxes
> to her printer (Lexmark Z22), but now the jobs just disappear.
> If something is just plain text, I can print it to her printer; if it's
> a file with PCL instructions, it doesn't print at all. I can see it
> appear in the spool listing on her WXP machine, say that it is
> "printing", and then disappear with nary a noise from the printer.
to the Lexmark. Nevertheless, you might want to try deleting the
printer along with its driver (File->Server Properties->Drivers) and
re-installing the latest XP driver from the lexmark website.
If that fails to improve things, try transfering the PCL file to her
machine and printing it from a DOS box (run cmd) using the
command: copy /b filename.pcl lpt1:
assuming, hopefully, that it's a parallel printer or a USB printer
configured to appear as lpt1. If not, you have to fiddle with some
printer properties settings to "capture printer port" to make it
appear as lpt1 for dos programs. If this test doesn't work, then
there's something wrong with the PCL file, such as a start macro
command that has no corresponding end macro command (just
happened to me recently).
Remember that Win9x -> WinXP upgrades work about as well as
5.0.5->5.0.7 upgrades, meaning that they're about 95% flawless,
if you remembered to delete all the incompatible stuff first.