Hi. I've posted this elsewhere too so I hope I can resolve this problem. This appears to be a PRINTING problem as opposed to a PRINTER problem. A component crucial to the printing process seems to be missing or corrupted and I have to identify what it is.
This hasn't become a big problem yet, because my printer has a standalone copy-print facility and the printer itself works fine and I haven't had to send any faxes, but it will becaome a problem. I can't print anything from my PC and I need some help.
I have looked up the problem I have, and have found many references and solutions to the same problem, but they all seem to be related to printing from Internet Explorer.
My problem is printing from everything - Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, MS Word, Word Pad - you name it and I can't print.
And it is not only my physical printer (Epson Stylus CX4600, USB connection) but every name of a valid printer in my Print window name list - printer, FAX, Acrobat PDF Writer - again, you name it and I can't print.
Just in case, I tried the suggestions relating to corrupted DLL files and downloaded them (SHDOCLC.DLL, IEPEERS.DLL), replaced the old by the new and registered them but all to no avail.
I run Windows 98 SE, and get a variety of messages depending on which software I am using.
I have run SFC and the files that have been identified by the scan as possible corrupted are:
I apply the MS updates to Win 98 regularly and I think the OS is as up-to-date as possible. I also run both Zone Alarm as a firewall and Norton Antivirus with automatic update turned on.