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    HP Deskjet Slows Computer

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    by acosgrove ·

    I have an HP DeskJet 1120c printer which I am attempting to install on my lan via an HP JetDirec EX external print server. I can get the thing on, I have the queue objec, server object, and printer object created. The user can print to it. All isfine except that after the user has printed, her system remains running extremely slow. We’ve upgraded her system hardware to a PII 450 with 96 MB RAM and it didn’t help. There are three techs who have been working on this for way too long and we would appreciate any help you can offer.

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    • #3902168

      HP Deskjet Slows Computer

      by oneperson ·

      In reply to HP Deskjet Slows Computer

      Is it slow when printing as well? Can other systems print to it without problem? Is the system slow with network related activity such as browsing the network?

      Once, I had a system that was extremely slow during/after printing… found that there were *15000* temp files in the temp directory. Cleaning time…

      Michael – MCSE

    • #3902155

      HP Deskjet Slows Computer

      by tathtar ·

      In reply to HP Deskjet Slows Computer

      This one is way out there but its worth a try, look in the %WINDIR%\Spool\Printers directory and see if there is anything hanging out there!

    • #3901851

      HP Deskjet Slows Computer

      by brucea ·

      In reply to HP Deskjet Slows Computer

      Hopefuly you have this resolved by now, but if not…
      HP has a real tendancy to include a whole bunch of unneeded junk in the inkjet drivers and much of this stuff does not even work when the printer is networked.
      After printing (and the station is running slowly), try using ctrl-alt-del to see what applications are running. Close anything with HP or deskjet, dj, etc. in the name one at a time. If closing one of these speeds the station back up, you have a conflict with that HP app. You can then try removing it from the system. If you can get it down to just the driver and none of the HP applets on the station, that would probably fix the problem. P.S. These applets are usually used as remote control panels for the printer or some type of printer monitor and often require 2-way communication with the printer to opperate correctly.

    • #3901831

      HP Deskjet Slows Computer

      by jesselou ·

      In reply to HP Deskjet Slows Computer

      try to redirect or change your port settings
      you may have some conflicts with your com
      ports try to peep on your device manager for a minute.

    • #3901805

      HP Deskjet Slows Computer

      by stevenm1 ·

      In reply to HP Deskjet Slows Computer

      If this just happens to this user then remove the drivers, reboot, then reinstall them. If this happens to EVERY user that prints to this printer then this sounds like a typical HP networked printer. I doubt HP gave much consideration to networkedprinters when they designed the drivers. Typically a HP app remains running durring and after printing is finished. This app (and lots of related threads) allows for the advanced printing features like dual sided printing (by flipping the papers over after they’ve printer the odd nos. on the top of the pages). I suggesa totally removing the HP drivers and replacing them with the HP Deskjet driver that came with the OS *UNLESS* you need color or those advanced features. You could create a second printer as well with just the OS hp DJ driver for B&W while keeping the printer with Hp drivers as the advanced features/color printer.

      Another solution that works well but can be a pain to setup is to replace the jet direct with a 486 PC with the drivers and the

    • #3903437

      HP Deskjet Slows Computer

      by ccsbz ·

      In reply to HP Deskjet Slows Computer

      if connect printer to a lpt port and share it you will the speed you need.remember Deskjet don’t have memory. in 10MB network with DirectJet,other printer, XX user and Service.And printing Color.

    • #3903387

      HP Deskjet Slows Computer

      by amurphy ·

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      We had the EXACT same problem here. We’re using netware but we didn’t want to setup a queue for the printer so we used an ethernet JetDirect. The printer would slow the system down you almost thought the machine would crash plus didn’t always print.

      1st recommendation: If this user is the only user that needs it, put it local on their machine.

      2nd recommendation: Don’t use the HP JetAdmin port software or at least make sure with HP you are using the correct JetDirect for the printer.Not all JetDirects work well with this printer. With this method you need to setup a Network Queue. Let your Network server take the print job and handle it when the printer is ready. We have one 1120c in this situation and it works great.

    • #3792344

      HP Deskjet Slows Computer

      by acosgrove ·

      In reply to HP Deskjet Slows Computer

      This question was auto closed due to inactivity

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