Simple Fixes For Printer Driver Problems
By Guest Author
Just like any other peripheral device connected to your computer, you need to install a printer driver to enable your programs to send print jobs to the printer. When you buy a new printer, the printer driver usually comes packaged with it. After connecting your printer to the system, you will have to install this driver to establish communication between the printer and your computer.
Usually, Windows XP printer driver errors are generated when the installed driver is incompatible with your system, is corrupt, or has a conflict with some other system resource. A printer driver error may also occur due to malware infections and registry problems.
Discussed here are some common printer driver errors and their resolution methods.
Error Message: "Could Not Find the File Hpzr3207.dll on the HP CD".
Hpzr3207.dll is an HP all-in-one printer driver file, and this error message is displayed when you try to install the printer driver on your computer. The error usually occurs when there is a conflict between the language of your printer driver and the regional settings of your computer.
To resolve this problem, open Control Panel, select Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options and then select the Regional and Language Options link. In the Regional and Language Options dialog box that is displayed, modify the region and language settings to match the language of your HP all-n-one printer driver.
If you are unable to repair the printer error by doing this, it is recommended that you download the driver in your language from the HP Web site of your region and then install it on your computer.
Error Message: Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
This printer driver error usually displays when you try to display My Network Places in Windows Explorer of a Windows XP Home computer. This error is caused when you have an older driver for a Canon MultiPass F30 or F50 printer on your computer and you attempt to share the printer over the network.
You can easily resolve this error by downloading the latest driver for your printer from the Cannon Web site and then installing it on your computer.
Error Message: This program has encountered an error and will close.
Error Details (Displayed when you click the ‘To see what data this error report contains click here’ link.)
This application is unable to continue running due to an internal error. (6-40028–1073741819)
AppName: Streets.exe AppVer: 188.8.131.521 ModName: <module_Name>
ModVersion: 0.2.0.0 Offset:0001bd57
Note: module_name can be: RIC516U.DLL, HPOUIP07.DLL, PRNUI301.DLL, HPZPM309.dll, MGXLUI_1.DLL, HPZNTP05.DLL, NTDLL.DLL, or RIC616U.DLL file.
This error is generated when you attempt to launch the Microsoft MapPoint or Microsoft Streets & Trips applications on your Windows XP system and if you have one or more of the following connected to or installed on your system:
- Canon MultiPass multifunction device
- Canon c530-series printer
- Canon Bubble Jet printer
- Minolta DiALTA pi3500-series printer
- QMS Magicolor 3100-series printer
- FaxTalk Communicator program, when your default printer is configured to use either Ricoh AP 1600, PCL5, or PCL6 printer drivers.
- Network HP printer with printer either turned off or disconnected from the network.
You can resolve this issue by updating the driver of the printer or fax that is connected to your system. You can do this by downloading the latest driver from the printer manufacturer’s Web site.
To be able to work with Microsoft Streets & Trips or Microsoft MapPoint applications, you can workaround the problem by removing the printer from your computer.
To prevent Windows XP printer errors and other driver errors from occurring on your computer, you must always keep your computer and device drivers updated with the latest service packs, patches and security releases. You must regularly perform antivirus scans to prevent virus infections and use a good registry cleaner tool to scan and repair registry errors.