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    Cannot Delete Corrupt Printer Port

    We have a workstation which is giving me major headaches. There is a printer port which is corrupt and which I cannot delete [See attached picture]

    Has anyone esle seen this?

    Has anyone else been able to cure it?

    It is a problem for me because I cannot add a USB printer which is needed locally in the office where the workstation is located.

    Client OS: Windows XP Pro: SP3.

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    not sure if this will help

    FYI you can remove an obsolete/invalid printer port by deleting the appropriate registry key under

     HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Print\Monitors\Standard TCP/IP Port\Ports\
    Obviously make sure you have relevant rights / permissions to the above reg key ( not sure if the above key lists local ports or just tcp/ip ones ?

    Just had a look and there seems to be another part in the same area for local ports etc so just have a rummage around in there
    Last edited by mac_shinobi; 21st October 2009 at 11:36 AM.

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