posted on June 30th 2010, at 18:04
by lunarg
Ever so often, owners of a HP Laserjet 1020 or 1022 may run into a problem with the print spooler crashing over and over for no apparent reason. Restarting the spooler causes an immediate crash, and the only way to get rid of the problem is by removing (sometimes by force) all printers. The observant type has already noticed (the title of this post says it all) that the common dominator is indeed the 1020/1022 printer, and that the problem usually occurs upon attempting to print one or another PDF document.

In truth, the problem is caused by newer versions of the HP Host-based printer driver. For some reason, a part of the HP driver crashes upon parsing certain PDF documents (usually scan  ...
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last updated on June 30th 2010, at 18:02 by lunarg

Test-page, printed with a good version of the driver.

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last updated on June 30th 2010, at 18:02 by lunarg

Test-page, printed with a bad version of the driver.

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