Windows 10: Can only Print from outside Notepad and Wordpad--only from outside

  1.    27 May 2017 #1

    Can only Print from outside Notepad and Wordpad--only from outside

    I can print a Notepad/Wordpad document by rightclicking on it and selecting Print, but when I select Print from within documents, I get an error:

    An error has occurred during this operation.

    Looked at all available online info--did not find this particular problem.

    Any ideas?
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  2.    28 May 2017 #2

    Perhaps delete and reinstall the printer driver?
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  3. Posts : 19,914
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       28 May 2017 #3

    In addition open administrative command prompt and run:
    sfc /scannow
    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    Also run the Microsoft easy fix troubleshooters for printers and see if one or both can fix the problem:

    Troubleshoot problems with devices and printers
    Find and fix problems with printing
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  4.    28 May 2017 #4


    SFC is not an option -- I am running 1511 cleaned of bloat and optimized and the repair will bring back all of it.

    I ran the ultility and it found nothing.

    I did reinstall the printer driver more than once to no avail. The problem is not with the driver -- two different drivers work just fine fr all other apps and even for Notepad and Wordpad if the print command is issued from outside the documents. It doesn't only when it's issued from within them -- soumds lime Windows problem.
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