This error can occur if the printer has been placed in Work Offline mode.
To correct this problem, follow these steps to disable the Work Offlinesetting:
Click the Start button, point to Settings, then click Printers.
Double-click the icon for the printer you want to print to.
On the Printer menu, click Work Offline to disable the setting.
Note that you can re-enable the Work Offline setting by repeating thesesteps.
This error is likely to occur on notebook computers that are removed fromand rejoined to a docking station. When a notebook computer is undocked,the printer is automatically placed in Work Offline mode.
The Work Offline mode disables MS-DOS spooling for the local port. Ifthere is not a printer physically attached to the computer, printing froman MS-DOS-based program generates the error message stated above.