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Printer takes forever to start printing

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Gasper, Dec 11, 2001.

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  1. Gasper

    Gasper Thread Starter

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    Hello guys,
    Thanks so much for taking the time to read my messages.
    My printer takes forever to start printing. Now I am running Windows ME so I hope that doesn't have anything to do with it. When I clicked control alt, delete it said printer not responding, but if I just be patient and leave it alone it will print after about 5 minutes. What could my problem be?
     
  2. Dark Star

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    Totally shooting in the dark here but have you tried to re-install the printer drivers?

    What kind of printer BTW, just as additional info you might want to check their (printers) web site.

    DS
     
  3. slipe

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    HP has the choice of raw, starting print after the first page is spooled or starting after all pages are spooled. The default is after one page. I imagine most printers are similar. Make sure it isn’t waiting for the whole job to spool.

    Large graphics files for photo quality take a long time on any printer. The spooling process is complex for graphics.
     
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