Thanks for all your input. I did finally find the drivers tab, which lists
my printer as well as things like pdf writer and One Note. But after I
uninstalled my printer, the 'remove' option was greyed out for each function
so I could not touch them. I didn't use Add/Remove to uninstall, but rather
downloaded a patch that I was told would completely remove my printer
software. Then I downloaded vista drivers and reinstalled. Now printer is
working fine, but I don't know for how long as I've gone thru this procedure
before and the problem returned.
Come to think of it, I think the printer and fax were no longer listed in
the drivers tab after I uninstalled with the patch. Also, I think the driver
I downloaded was a newer version. So here's hoping ....
"Cari (MS-MVP)" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I'm on Vista (Ultimate) and under Print Server Properties, there are 4
> tabs, the 3rd one along is Drivers and all my printers are listed there.
> Right now I have 9 printers installed all over the network (none locally)
> and they are all listed there. There is one that for some reason I have
> never installed on my notebook, but is on the network and attached to my
> desktop. It is not showing up in that list of 9.
> Cari (MS-MVP) Printing & Imaging
> "Donna" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> Re the steps you referred me to: Under step 4, I cannot find a printer
>> drivers list. Setup must be different in Vista than in XP. I went to
>> Control Panel, and Printer, but there are no toolbar, file, server
>> properties or drivers tabs. Clicking on properties brings up none of
>> these tabs. So I haven't done anything and my printer continues to waste
>> one page before it prints anything.
>> "Cari (MS-MVP)" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>> It applies to both XP and to Vista.
>>> Cari (MS-MVP) Printing & Imaging
>>> "Donna" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>>>I have Windows Vista not XP so the instructions on site you mentioned
>>>>(specifically in step 4) don't seem to apply.
>>>> "Cari (MS-MVP)" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>>>> Uninstall and reinstall correctly.
>>>>> If you miss out Step 4, all you will end up doing is reinstalling the
>>>>> older and probably corrupted drivers.
>>>>> Cari (MS-MVP) Printing & Imaging
>>>>> "Donna" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>>>>>I have a Dell AIO photo 926 printer. It almost always spits out a
>>>>>>blank page or page with just a couple of lines printed on first
>>>>>>printing try. I have uninstalled, downloaded proper drivers and
>>>>>>reinstalled. This helps for a little while then printer reverts to old
>>>>>>maddening ways. How can I fix this?