Printing via a PDF exported from InDesign is not a "workaround" but Adobe's recommended method.
Or you could clean indesign preferences once close indesign and launch again Then try to print.
You mean uninstall and then install again? Right?
No. cleaning preferences is something different. Here is how you can do it
Just scroll down till you find restore all prederences and default settings.
Follow the instructions then.
Hopefully this solves your issue