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My Printer will only print once.

By sweetwater1 ·
Hi,
I have an Epson Stylus Colour 440 printer.
I recently upgraded to Windows ME after carrying out a full re-install of my system.

Since re-installing my printer and drivers I find that it will only print out once.
If I want to print again I have to reboot my computer. I have to repeat this procedure every time I want to print anything.

Any suggestions that may help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Nick.

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My Printer will only print once.

by DenoDave In reply to My Printer will only prin ...

You mean you DOWNgraded to ME...sorry, I just can't stand that OS. Move on to win2000 or better yet XP.

But seriously, did you reinstall the drivers from the OS or did you find more recent drivers through Epson.com? I would suggest the latter.
Do you mean that you can only print one copy of a document DESPITE requesting multiple copies? Or is it that you can only print one document, then you are required to restart the machine before you are able to print another document? It makes a difference in that the former may just be an issue involving settings, whereas the latter may be a systemic issue.

I am investigating a lead I once read about, where the paging system in the OS wasn't set properly, causing the current print data to never be expunged. Thus the RAM would only be cleared by a power-down.

Please email me at denodave@yahoo.com to discuss it more as I am really interested in solving this.

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My Printer will only print once.

by DenoDave In reply to My Printer will only prin ...

I passed this problem on to another tech forum, here's what I got back -- "Hmm, Epson printers install a custom parallel port VxD into the device stack. It could be crashing, taking down communications between the computer and the printer. Easiestway is to reinstall, or deinstall / reinstall the drivers for the printer. Make sure you download the latest Epson drivers from their web site. You may have a driver conflict that wasn't there before the upgrade to ME."

Hope you don't mind doing a little legwork for you

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My Printer will only print once.

by DenoDave In reply to My Printer will only prin ...

Here's another comment I have received:

I can actually think of two items you may want to try: 1) Get into your BIOS and check the LPT port settings. Try changing to EPP or or setting other that what it is currently at.

2) Enter the printerproperties dialog box and de-select bi-directional printing. Also check the spooling area. Experiment with RAW versus default printing.

Both items may have something to do with the printer trying to speak with the OS and not being able to send a recognizable end of print message, opening up the port for further jobs.

Ultimately...a new driver for that OS is in order...but try these...

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