Posted 04 December 2008 - 11:51 PM
I don't have a Dell computer, but I do have an HP all-in-one.
Every once in a while, I have the same printing issues you describe.
When it says it is printing but in reality it isn't, I found that a reboot
usually solves the problem. I don't delete the print job. Just reboot, and when
I click on my user name and get to my desktop, it prints.
You might want to try this, see if it works for you.
There was one time I needed to print some important documents and they simply would not
print. Like you, I uninstalled and reinstalled the printer. Still didn't print.
I got disgusted with the process, walked away from the computer, went to the land of sweet dreams.
A few hours later, something woke me up. It was the printer, printing out my documents.
I wish I had an easy answer for you, but unfortunately I've never been able to figure out
why HP printers are so peculiar.