I have a Canon MG5220 printer and Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. Whenever I try to print from anywhere but Notepad (e.g., Chrome, IE, Office 2010, NitroPDF etc.) the program freezes and when I go into Task Manager whichever program I tried to print from says Not Responding and I need to end the program to get it working again. Either way, nothing prints.
I reinstalled the printer, confirmed the printer drivers were up to date, started and stopped the Printer Spooler and rebooted numerous times, but nothing seems to help.
I can print from my other computers on my network and I did not install or do anything unusual recently.
Thanks. Repped. I connected via USB and was able to get one test page print, but that was it. Even if I click on Print Preview the program immediately stops responding.
Since a direct connection didn't work, I feel its safe to assume that giving my printer a static IP would not work either.
Not sure which router you are using but you could reserve an IP address for your printer based on the MAC address of the printer. Then it will always pull the same IP address though technically the printer is set to dynamically receive an IP address. That would at least ensure that the printer always gets the same IP address via wireless.
What drivers are you using? PCL or Postscript? Are they the latest drivers from the Canon website?
For those of you losing sleep over this my printer out of the blue started working fine the day (if not several hours) after I posted this. FYI it wasn't due a reboot either since I already rebooted a couple times before my post.
BTW I've always used the latest drivers from Canon, it's just strange like I pointed out in the OP.
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