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XP SP2 Print Problem PLEASE HELP!!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by secretary1, Jul 17, 2007.

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  1. secretary1

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    I finally upgraded to XP SP2 here at work (yesterday). I already regret it! The main problem I have (so far) is with printing. When I hit "Ctrl P" it takes 20 to 30 seconds for the print command box to appear. :confused: Although printing seems normal after the initial delay, this is totally unacceptable! Can anyone PLEASE help?? Prior to SP2 installation I had no problems with printing. I've not installed or downloaded any other programs or software recently. I use HP LaserJet 1300.

    I checked on the Microsoft Support site for this problem and looks like they charge $$ for their help if the answer can't be found in their FAQ's which is frustrating since I consider Microsoft Update to be the cause of my problem to begin with. :rolleyes:
     
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    UPDATE

    After struggling through the SP3 installation for Office XP, the Word program prints fine now without this new delay. However, Microsoft Publisher and a few other non Microsoft programs are continuing with the delay.

    I changed my printer connection from parallel to USB hoping that might help. Nope.

    I'm also noticing in all my programs when I select "insert picture", the navigation box is very slow to appear.

    Does anyone have ANY idea which direction I should go in solving this?
     
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    Hello. Is there anybody in there?
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    Pink Floyd song seems appropriate about now. :)
     
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    Yes there are people here but I have a request. Could you go back to each of the posts in this thread and change the font color to black? I have a slight vision problem and am having trouble viewing it.

    Thank you
     
  5. secretary1

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    I finally upgraded to XP SP2 here at work (yesterday). I already regret it! The main problem I have (so far) is with printing. When I hit "Ctrl P" it takes 20 to 30 seconds for the print command box to appear. Although printing seems normal after the initial delay, this is totally unacceptable! Can anyone PLEASE help?? Prior to SP2 installation I had no problems with printing. I've not installed or downloaded any other programs or software recently. I use HP LaserJet 1300.

    I checked on the Microsoft Support site for this problem and looks like they charge $$ for their help if the answer can't be found in their FAQ's which is frustrating since I consider Microsoft Update to be the cause of my problem to begin with.
     
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