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lynnstjames
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printer not activated error code 20

Windows xp

Printer hp laserjet 1012

 

Prints a test page

Prints a word document, but will not print anything off the web.

 

I have tried to uninstall and reinstall printer from cd, but it still won't work.  Do you have any suggestions?

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hp2410xi
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Re: printer not activated error code 20

Dear Lynnstjames: I'm having the same problem with my hp 2410 xi.

 

Have you been able to resolve the problem?

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lynnstjames
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Re: printer not activated error code 20

I solved the problem, my firewall, virus etc. was not letting an office connection go on line (i had checked something not knowing what i was doing)  and it stopped the communication between office and the printer.  How this helps..most people I asked said, "I've never heard of that before".

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mancy_techno
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Re: printer not activated error code 20

Hi,

 

Check if you printer you are wanting to print from is the default printer to your system.

 

You can make the printer your default printer by clicking ‘Start‘,

 

and then click ‘Printers and Faxes‘ to open the ‘Printers‘ folder,

 

if the desired printer does not have a check mark next to it,

 

right-click the printer icon and then click ‘Set as Default Printer‘.

 

You can right-click on the printer icon,

 

and then click on the ‘Print Test Page‘ to print a Windows self-test page.

 

Get more information to fix  printer not activated error code 20 :

 

http://printers.iyogi.com/errors/printer-not-activated-error-code-20.html

 

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum/ie8-windows_7/printer-not-activated-error-code-20/be43f5...

 

Hope this information helps you otherwise let us know back.

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Chebby
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Re: printer not activated error code 20

I realize that you've solved this problem a long while ago but I just now came across your post.

 

I have a similar problem, Windows XP, HP 1022n printer, error code - 20. Printer will not print at all. I uninstalled the printer software but now will not allow to reinstall... Really frustrating.

 

Can anyone help?

 

Chebby

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mesv
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Re: printer not activated error code 20

how do I fix it?

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Chebby
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How do I fix it???

 

THAT's what I want to know too?

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JaBrPi
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Re: printer not activated error code 20


Check if you printer you are wanting to print from is the default printer to your system.

 

You can make the printer your default printer by clicking ‘Start‘,

 

and then click ‘Printers and Faxes‘ to open the ‘Printers‘ folder,

 

if the desired printer does not have a check mark next to it,

 

right-click the printer icon and then click ‘Set as Default Printer‘.

 

THANK YOU, THAT WAS VERY HELPFUL. i HAD UNINSTALLED AND RE-INSTALLED THE PRINTER DUE TO OTHER PROBLEMS, BUT AFTER THAT i COULD PRINT FROM PUBLISHER AND OTHER PROGRAMS, AND COULD PRINT THE TEST PAGE, BUT COULDN'T PRINT FROM THE WORD DOCUMENT I WAS WORKING ON.  AFTER I FOLLOWED YOUR ADVICE IT WORKED PERFECTLY. 

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