Thanks for the suggestions folks, have already tried them, no joy. To come clean (slightly) I'm a printer engineer. My PC has 221 printer drivers in the Printer folder at the moment. (yes I do service a lot of different printers).
But this problem is causing me major grief.
I know the answer (maybe) would be to have perhaps, 2 or 3 drivers only, but to download and install a driver then delete it afterwards is a bigger grief maker. Some of these drivers are 60mb+ downloads.
Oh, I didn't have these problems in Win98, only XP
221 printer drivers. Flipping Heck! I can have enough problems with just one. When I get your effect, I get mad and reboot, and that never fails! Mind you, that was much worse when I had a HP printer, my Epson does not seem to have the same stubborn streak.
If you open the printer box,(load in a test print)go to properties and change the priorities to a number above 0, this wil enable the computer to respond to your printer interupt faster, as value 0 means when everything else is done and I cannot find anything else to do then look at other things.Hope this helps Terry
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