Digital photography & design software forum: Photoshop: "Before you can perform printer-related task..."

by: kovu159 July 4, 2010 8:21 AM PDT

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Photoshop: "Before you can perform printer-related task..."

by kovu159 - 7/4/10 8:21 AM

Hello,

I am having a problem with Photoshop CS3 that literally sprung up overnight. My system is a Windows 7 PC, 64 bit.

When I attempt to print a picture in Photoshop, either an older saved picture or a new document I just create, I get the following error:

"Before you can perform printer-related tasks such as page setup or printing a document, you need to install a printer."

The print dialog never comes up.

The thing is, there are printers installed. I can print from any other application. The default printer is set to the same printer that was working perfectly yesterday.

I tried resetting Photoshop's preference files. I tried a system restore to a couple days ago. I've tried reinstalling the printer and the drive. I don't know what else I should do to try and get Photoshop working again short of reinstalling it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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