Printing Sets Off rundll 32 error and CPU Goes into Overdrive

By morethanmeetsthei ·
I have written a text for learning Thai language, which contains complex scripts and a lot of formatting, including color. Until I can complete a polished version and find a publisher, I print off the entire text on a Canon ip4200 for my students.

This is what happens. Part of the way through printing, I start hearing the CPU cranking at 50-100% capacity, which on my machine is quite noticable as a high whine. Then I get an error message from NView (nvidia) Desktop Manager saying that "the application rundll32 has become unresponsive" and asks if I want to disable NView Desktop Manager for this application. I click yes. The document prints perfectly, and I can go on sending print jobs if I want to, but the CPU is working extremely hard and the sound is annoying.

Then when I shut the machine down, the Canon printer driver software fails to shut down, as does windows explorer.

In one forum, someone suggested this is a USB problem, of too many demands (data and/or current) on the USB port on some machines.

I tried the solution, which was to plug in an independently powered USB hub and run the printer through there.

This did not work. As usual, I could make one or two printing runs, but then the problem kicked in.

I am running a Pentium D 2.8 GHz, with 1 Gig of ram, on Windows XP Professional.

I have set page file as high as recommended.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.


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