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About three days ago my dell inspiron running Windows 10

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About three days ago my dell inspiron running Windows 10 stopped printing to my HL2240D. the other computer on my network can print to it when it is a local printer there connected by usb and can print to the other printer connected to my computer.
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Dell is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: Inspiron 560 with a dual core L5800 operating at 3.2Ghz. It worked perfectly three days ago and both computers could print to it.
JA: What kind of computer are you printing from (Mac or PC)? What Operating System (OS) are you running?
Customer: the Dell with Windows 10 home 64 bit.
JA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: About three or four days ago. Nothing that I can identify.
JA: Anything else you want the printer expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: The two problems I get are the printer is in an error state or the printer shows that it has received the document but is not actually printing.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  technicalcat replied 10 months ago.

Hello, and thank you for using this service.

Sorry you are having trouble. I will help you now.

Did this problem start after a big windows update (anniversary update)?