Additional info: The crashing happens with many files not just the file I was working on for some time. So, I thing this is a more global problem than just the one file.
Even more info. I tired starting a NEW file, based on one of my default drawings and the same crashing occurs trying to print, rotating circle at cursor intersection. If I try to do something the screen turns gray, forever.
Final: Reinstalled program and had no change in behavior.
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I had changed some settings for the printer when it stopped sharing with my wife. I got the sharing to work but mucked up my pc printing tasks.
This has eclipsed my vast knowledge of IT things. I will have to see if this mucked up the sharing part. I still do not understand why it collapses DC rather than giving some clue that it was not working. Life in the 21st century . . .
"Life isn't about dawdling to the grave, arriving safely in an attractive, wrinkle free body, but rather an adventure that ends skidding in sideways, champagne in one hand, strawberries in the other, totally worn out, screaming 'yeehaaa, what a ride!"
The problem may be related to the setting "Let Windows manage my default printer."
From the Start menu, go to Settings. From that dialog select Devices, then Printers & scanners. Scroll down to the bottom of that window and uncheck "Let Windows manage my default printer" if it is checked.
Thanks to MarkM, JoshH and DaveR Mark: I am still in Windows7 and could not find "Let Windows manage my default printer" if your suggestion was unique for W10. Josh: I tried that without positive results. DaveR: did not go there before doing: Deleted the printer in question which mysteriously did not remove the printer. The pc found the same(?) printer which now works on my pc (including DC) and my wife can print from her pc to 'my' printer. Problem solved but leaves me perplexed - probably in my ignorance of higher things IT.
Nevertheless, I am impressed with the generosity of help from this community.