Bluetooth-connected printer fails to print on the second attempt

Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

  • On a computer that's running Windows 7, you click Start and then click Devices and Printers.
  • You click Add a printer to start the Add Printer wizard.
  • You click the Add a network, wireless, or Bluetooth printer option, and then you add a printer that supports the Hardcopy Cable Replacement Profile (HCRP).
  • When you print for the first time, a verification request for the Bluetooth connection is displayed. After verification is finished, the printing process runs successfully.
  • You try to print for the second time. This time the print job status returns an error, and the printing process fails.

Cause

When you install a Bluetooth printer by using the Add Printer wizard in Windows 7, the second occurrence of the verification process fails. This behavior occurs because Windows tries to use a setting value that does not match the value that's requested by the printer.

Workaround

To work around this issue, add the printer by using the Add a device option. To do this, click Add a device in the Devices and Printers window.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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Article ID: 3091181 - Last Review: Sep 1, 2015 - Revision: 1

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