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WinXP Speed Problem using shared network printer

By it ·
Most of my shared printers on my network is attached to Win98Se computers.
If i install any of the network printers on any WinXP Sp2 computer, the respons from the printer and installation is so slow, even seems to freez and not respond, but wait long enough and the installation is complete.

Install by means of Install Network Printer, Browse For Printer, Choose PC, Choose Printer..

After I select the printer, my PC seems to freeze, but if I wait long enough will select that printer and finally will print.
I tried new and original drivers, and changing printer settings.
I have searched all over, but did not find any solution...
This is getting a big problem in my network!

Can someone please help?
Thanx

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Share Workgroup Printer

by BFilmFan In reply to WinXP Speed Problem using ...

How much RAM is in this Windows XP box, which is serving as a print que?

Is anyone using this PC for other functions?

Sounds to me as if you have an over-utilized PC, as the print jobs spool to the system and then to the shared printer and this requires resources (memory and CPU) on the that PC.

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by it In reply to Share Workgroup Printer

None of the network printers is physically connected to any WinXP Pc.
Like the HPLazer 1010 is connected to Win98Se Pc by usb cable, and the Xp PC(256RAM) freezes for a while when choosing that printer to print.

When going to printer settings on XP Pc, freezes a while before going into printer settings.

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XP to 98SE connected Printer problem

by unni_kcpm In reply to Share Workgroup Printer

The problem can be (in my belief) any of the below or something else ;
1. Memory of the Target pc (Win98SE) in which the
Printer is connected and/or the memory of the
Printer itself. Printer memory is a common
issue.
Or
2. The Target PC is pre-occupied by multitude of
tasks which has taken up chunk of the memory
and/or the Printer is spooled with other
printing tasks.

3. The specification of cable crimping done i.e.
crimping for 10mbps/100mbps supported NICs.

4. Whether using a Hub or Switch.

5. Whether there's a Server in the Network thru
which all Desktops are routed.

6. Printer settings.

7. Or any other issue.

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by it In reply to Share Workgroup Printer

It happened today again.
It all starts like this:

New Xp Pro SP2 Pc.
I want to use one of my network printers,that is connected to a Win98Se pc, on this XP Pro Sp2 pc.

So i go...
1. Start > Printers and Faxes
2. Add Printer>Network Printer>Browse Network
3. Choose PC with printer attached
4. Select Printer
5. Prompts for driver disk
6. Choose driver from Cd
7. Win is installing printer...

And it freezes there for about 3 to 5 minutes,
sys not responding, and the suddenly goes on with the setup...
Prompts if i want to make this my default printer, and then install is Done.

I then go to my Printers and Faxes. On the new installed printer, Right click, Properties...
And then freezes for 1 to 2 minutes, and opens properties.
I then do a print testpage, and it prints in about 20 seconds...

It is this printer then that when i want to print from some other program, takes ages to select the printer when i go File>Print> in say Word..

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Try this

by BrewBaker In reply to Share Workgroup Printer

Hello,
I have had a similar problem with a network problem. Try the following:
Remove the network printer from Settings>Printer/Faxes,
Go to Server properties in the above area and go to File>Server properties and remove the driver
Go to the Ports tab and remove that port that has the network printer on it.
Note: If you are unable to do this you may have to do the following:
a. Remove the directory from Windows Explorer
b. Unhide all files and delete all the files associated with the NP
c. Delete all the entreis from the Registry
d. Reboot
Once you have removed the Network Printer (NP) do the following:
1. Rmove the IPX/SPX protocol (if it is installed for you, it is for us)
2. Remove the TCP/IP protocol
At this point since I have a Novell network I must rove the Novell Client for Netware (you may not have it but if you do, do this)If you have a Novell network you will also have to rmove the NICI client, and the Novell Software for Microsoft, and the NMAS Client) None, some or all of this may apply to you so skip if necessary.
Reboot
Reinstall all of the protocols first
Reinstall Client Services for Netware (if applicable)
After rebooting reset the server and the tree connection (if applicable)
Load the Novell Client (if applicable)
Load the IPX/SPX Protocol (if applicable)
Reinstall the NP drivers in Settings>Printer/Fax

I realize this may be a pain for you and I am just help. It took me weeks to figure this out on my own. Best of luck.
craig@dynic.com

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by messwithdeagle In reply to WinXP Speed Problem using ...

installation is the only problem? or you are using too much memory for qued printer tasks through your print spooler? i had a problem with an xp machine attempting to connect to a misconfigured network printer where print jobs got stuck in the spooler process and never got sent slowing the computer down to near stopped.

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by it In reply to

None of the network printers is physically connected to any WinXP Pc.
Like the HPLazer 1010 is connected to Win98Se Pc by usb cable, and the Xp PC(256RAM) freezes for a while when choosing that printer to print.

When going to printer settings on XP Pc, freezes a while before going into printer settings.

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by it In reply to

It happened today again.
It all starts like this:

New Xp Pro SP2 Pc.
I want to use one of my network printers,that is connected to a Win98Se pc, on this XP Pro Sp2 pc.

So i go...
1. Start > Printers and Faxes
2. Add Printer>Network Printer>Browse Network
3. Choose PC with printer attached
4. Select Printer
5. Prompts for driver disk
6. Choose driver from Cd
7. Win is installing printer...

And it freezes there for about 3 to 5 minutes,
sys not responding, and the suddenly goes on with the setup...
Prompts if i want to make this my default printer, and then install is Done.

I then go to my Printers and Faxes. On the new installed printer, Right click, Properties...
And then freezes for 1 to 2 minutes, and opens properties.
I then do a print testpage, and it prints in about 20 seconds...

It is this printer then that when i want to print from some other program, takes ages to select the printer when i go File>Print> in say Word..

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XP to 98SE connected Printer problem

by unni_kcpm In reply to WinXP Speed Problem using ...

Continuation to my earlier mail ...

If the Firewall (ICF) of Win XP is enabled,
there are chances of Networking problem.

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by it In reply to XP to 98SE connected Prin ...

It happened today again.
It all starts like this:

New Xp Pro SP2 Pc.
I want to use one of my network printers,that is connected to a Win98Se pc, on this XP Pro Sp2 pc.

So i go...
1. Start > Printers and Faxes
2. Add Printer>Network Printer>Browse Network
3. Choose PC with printer attached
4. Select Printer
5. Prompts for driver disk
6. Choose driver from Cd
7. Win is installing printer...

And it freezes there for about 3 to 5 minutes,
sys not responding, and the suddenly goes on with the setup...
Prompts if i want to make this my default printer, and then install is Done.

I then go to my Printers and Faxes. On the new installed printer, Right click, Properties...
And then freezes for 1 to 2 minutes, and opens properties.
I then do a print testpage, and it prints in about 20 seconds...

It is this printer then that when i want to print from some other program, takes ages to select the printer when i go File>Print> in say Word..

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