Symptoms

When you print a document on a computer that is running Windows XP, Windows Vista SP1, or Windows Server 2008, only the header and footer information is printed in the document.

This problem occurs most frequently when you use the XPS Document Writer.

Cause

This problem occurs because an internal GDI structure is not initialized correctly when a print job is processed.

Resolution

Hotfix information

Windows XP A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.


If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, the computer must run one of the following:

  • Windows XP Service Pack 2

  • Windows XP Service Pack 3

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.

Methods to enable this hotfix

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Windows XP SP2, x86-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gdi32.dll

5.1.2600.3498

284,160

22-Dec-2008

13:13

x86


Windows XP SP3, x86-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gdi32.dll

5.1.2600.5732

286,720

22-Dec-2008

13:16

x86

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Important Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only one of these products may be listed on the “Hotfix Request” page. To request the hotfix package that applies to both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, just select the product that is listed on the page.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, the computer must run one of the following:

  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1

  • Windows Server 2008

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.

Methods to enable this hotfix

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes

The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) installed for each environment are listed separately. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files (attributes not listed) are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported 32-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gdi32.dll

6.0.6001.22332

297,472

17-Dec-2008

04:28

x86


For all supported 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Service branch

Gdi32.dll

6.0.6001.22332

389,632

17-Dec-2008

04:44

x64

Not Applicable

Gdi32.dll

6.0.6001.22332

303,616

17-Dec-2008

04:33

x86

WOW

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

An XPS document is a new Microsoft document format that you can use to archive content in a standardized format or to publish content in an easily viewable form. You can also use this format to make sure that no one can edit your original work.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista

Additional files for all supported 32-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Package_for_kb959554_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.2.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,367

17-Dec-2008

23:40

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb959554_client~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.2.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,431

17-Dec-2008

23:40

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb959554_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.2.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,421

17-Dec-2008

23:40

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb959554_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.2.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,423

17-Dec-2008

23:40

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb959554_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.2.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,425

17-Dec-2008

23:40

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb959554_server~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.2.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,431

17-Dec-2008

23:40

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb959554_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.2.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,422

17-Dec-2008

23:40

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb959554_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.2.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,429

17-Dec-2008

23:40

Not Applicable

X86_microsoft-windows-gdi32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22332_none_59e9db636285ac04.manifest

Not Applicable

5,964

17-Dec-2008

06:00

Not Applicable

Additional files for all supported 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Amd64_microsoft-windows-gdi32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22332_none_b60876e71ae31d3a.manifest

Not Applicable

5,986

17-Dec-2008

06:21

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb959554_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.2.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,375

17-Dec-2008

23:40

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb959554_client~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.2.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,439

17-Dec-2008

23:40

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb959554_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.2.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,429

17-Dec-2008

23:40

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb959554_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.2.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,431

17-Dec-2008

23:40

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb959554_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.2.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,433

17-Dec-2008

23:40

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb959554_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.2.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,439

17-Dec-2008

23:40

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb959554_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.2.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,430

17-Dec-2008

23:40

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb959554_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.2.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,437

17-Dec-2008

23:40

Not Applicable

Wow64_microsoft-windows-gdi32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22332_none_c05d21394f43df35.manifest

Not Applicable

6,314

17-Dec-2008

05:53

Not Applicable

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