Not able to delete the local printer port on my system
I wanted to use my colleague's printer(HP Laserjet P2015d), which does not have a LAN port. But, our PCs are connected to a LAN. Hence, I created a local port on my system to access that printer. I have been using that printer since last 15-20 days. I
have Windows 7 Professional 64 bit running on my system whereas my colleague has Windows XP 32-bit.
I do not know what happened but since yesterday I am not able to print the documents using that printer. After I give the document for print, I check the status and it says "Error-Printing" in the tray icon of the printer. I then removed the printer from
control panel and added it back with the same existing local port. It worked once, but the problem has come back again.
I thought of deleting the local port itself and adding it back.
Then, I tried to delete the local port by selecting that printer-> Printer Server Properties -> Ports tab -> delete port.. But the local port under question is not getting deleted. It throws a message "The requested resource is in use".
Then, I repeated the above procedure after stopping the spool service and restarting it again. But, it just did not work.
I then, changed the printer driver but the problem is not solved yet. Lastly, I asked my colleague to check if the printer is working by giving a print from his system. It worked that way. I then, asked him to disable the sharing of printer and re-enable
it. Yet, the problem was not solved.
I request you to give me guidance on how to solve this issue.