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Windows Update Causing BarTender Errors

Some of our customers have been receiving errors in BarTender after they installed the latest Windows update from Microsoft. This issue has been confirmed by Seagull and Microsoft. Below is a description of some of the errors you might experience. To resolve these issues, please follow the link to Seagull’s website and walk through the recommended steps.


Your exact symptoms and error messages may vary as the entire scope of the issue is not yet known.  The following symptoms are what have been reported.  BarTender will print 2-3 jobs successfully, and then throw one or more of the following BarTender or Windows errors when it tries to print.

BarTender Errors

Error 3700
BarTender cannot use printer ‘<printer name>’ to design, print or export a document due to a printer setup problem.

Error 3721
BarTender cannot use printer ‘<printer name>’ to design, print, or export a template due to a printer setup problem.
A Windows error code was returned: <data>
Error message: <data>

Windows Errors

Error 995 
The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request.

Error 1804
The specified datatype is invalid.

Error 122
The data area passed to a system call is too small.

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