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WIN98 SE, SHARED PRINTER IN NETWARE ENV.

By davidwar29 ·
USING NETBEUI TO SHARE WORKGROUP PRINTER ATTACHED TO A NOVELL NETWORK. WORKED FOR SEVERAL YEARS UNDER WINDOWS 95 WITH NO PROBLEMS. UPGRADED TO WINDOWS 98 SECOND ED. NOW INTERMITTENTLY LOCKS UP WHEN ANOTHER WORKSTATION PRINTS. SYSTEM CAN NOT BE WARM BOOTED. MUST BE TURNED OFF TO RESET. HAD SAME PROBLEM WITH OEM VERSION OF WIN98SE IN A DIFFERENT NET. ANY IDEAS?

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by wholzem1 In reply to WIN98 SE, SHARED PRINTER ...

What kind of printer is it (eg: postscript, pcl, etc.)? Is the printer connected directly to the network, or is it attached to a workstation? What operating system is the workstation it's attached to running? What operating system is the workstationthat's sending the print job running? What is the status of the print job on the workstations that don't lock-up? Are there any messages on the printer display? What happens to the print job -- does it print after you restart whatever needs to be restarted? What drivers are each workstation running? What other protocols are your running on each workstation? And what needs to be turned off: the printer or one of the workstations? And could you PLEASE NOT SHOUT?

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by Spookster In reply to WIN98 SE, SHARED PRINTER ...

Make sure the printer setup on the PC hosting the printer is:

1. Not set to print 'Directly to the printer', and

2. that it is set to "Spool - Start printing after the last page is printed".

Start/Settings/Printer/your printer/Properties/Details/Spool Settings

Letting the host PC print directly to LPT1 can lead to a variety of strange results while letting the print start "after the first page" can lead to mixing different users output.

These are good settings for all users of networked printers.

If you have users with applications that create output slowly, such as some graphics or database programs, you may need to extend the timeout period to prevent the printer from prematurely closing the spool job and starting to print or posting an error dialog. (When the rest of the job arrives, the control codes may have been overwritten leading to unpredictable results.)

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