hello everyone! Recently changed from Me to XP pro and printing photographs has become extremely slow. I am using an epson 890 printer and downloaded the the latest driver for it with no improvement, any ideas? Many thanks in advance
I have tried all the drivers, old, new and XP but there is no change. My files are photos from Photoshop CS and are between 10MB and 30MB in size. The printer connection is through te LPT1 port. The USB port did not work with Millenium. I have tried to use the USB connection wiyh XP but the conection would not load properly so I abandoned this option. There is no help at Epson and the XP help does not make any suggetion.
I have found the solution to my problem. There is an article at microsoft support that states that the use of the LPT port for printing in XP and 2000 causes the CPU usage to become 100%. The reference is article 318273 dated November 26th 2003. I re-loaded the Epson current driver and re-installed the printer using this version, not the XP driver, and the printing speed has returned to the original 3 to 4 mins with the same printer settings. Incidentally I never had any apparent problem when printing small files or short letters from Word or Excel.
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