Stuck in 'Print to file' in Windows Vista, Thinkpad R61

The last time I tried to 'Print to File' a .txt file, a file was created, that I could not open with various software (never had a problem in the past).  Now I can't print any file on my printer, even if the Print to File is not checked.  It is not the printer because I can print a test page to the printer.  I tried to disconnect and reconnect, defragmentation and restart.  Run the utility on the hard drive, no problems identified.   What should I do now?  Thanks for your help.

Hello

Welcome to the Microsoft community. I understand that you have a problem with the printer does not print. I'll help you with this problem.

1. What is the brand and model of the computer?

2. What is the brand and model of the printer?

3 yu make changes to the computer recently?

4. what security software is installed on the computer?

Method 1.

Start your computer in a clean boot and try printing. A clean boot to test if any element of service or third party application startup is causing this issue.

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a boot in Windows Vista or Windows 7:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

Note: Once you have finished troubleshooting, follow step 3 in the article to start on normal startup.

Method 2.

You can run the Microsoft Safety Scanner to make sure that the computer is virus-free.

Microsoft safety scanner: http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx

Warning of Security Scanner: there could be a loss of data while performing an analysis using the Microsoft safety scanner to eliminate viruses as appropriate.

Refer.

Print to the file: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Print-to-file

Solve printer problems: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/printer-problems-in-windows-help#fix-printer-problems=windows-7&v1h=win8tab1&v2h=win7tab1&v3h=winvistatab1&v4h=winxptab1

I hope this helps.

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