some xp pro niggles

  johnnyrocker 09:50 22 Nov 2007

i shall try to be brief, i have as above with 512mb memory and ecs K75SA motherboard and what happens is this, if i print out a doc i cant print another til i reboot (prog not responding) i get the same prob when trying to read a cd with pictures in, as soon as i try to do anything like search images etc i get prog not responding, a reboot does not solve this my pc seems unable to handle cd operation and the rest,i have done a crucial scan and it says i have an empty second memory slot, but also says 1.i have max mem on board
2.board capable of 1024 meg.
would more memory be likely to solve my issues or is it a new pc for christmas time?


  MAJ 10:16 22 Nov 2007

Not sure if more memory, in itself, would solve the issues, johnnyrocker, but with only 512MB, more memory is always desirable.

The printing error could be caused by a spooling error, try uninstalling and re-installing the printer.

The CD with images issue might be caused by large image files on the CD, more memory might help there though.

  johnnyrocker 10:19 22 Nov 2007

my thanks for that, the cd error applies with any disk in machine it seems to get a mental block;) and does nothing


  johnnyrocker 11:06 22 Nov 2007

prob always but now i have more time on my hands i might get round to sorting it or try to


  johnnyrocker 11:23 22 Nov 2007

cheers i have doubled the sizes as it was onl 2 meg above ,minimum required ie 768 m and a max of 1536 doubled so we shall see in due course. again my thanks.


  MAJ 12:08 22 Nov 2007

Make sure that the print spooler service is started in Services: Start > Run, type:


and click OK. Scroll down to the "Print Spooler" entry, double-click it and change/set the "Startup Type" to Automatic, click Apply and OK to exit. Make sure the "Status" is "Started", then try your printing again.

  MAJ 12:14 22 Nov 2007

Before trying to print again, johnnyrocker, right-click on your printer's icon in Control Panel > Printers and Faxes, choose Properties > Advanced tab and make sure the options:

"Spool Print Documents so program finishes printing faster"

and "Start Printing Immediately"

are ticked, click Apply and OK to exit. Now try printing.

  johnnyrocker 13:30 22 Nov 2007

thanks will give that a try


  johnnyrocker 13:41 22 Nov 2007

printing now seems ok and machine seems to be making less hard work of things poss due to the resizing of page file so will watch with interest on performance.


  johnnyrocker 14:35 22 Nov 2007

eading cd's with pics also seems much better MARG7 you may have hit the nail on the head, if you prove to have you have my thanks


  johnnyrocker 09:53 23 Nov 2007

matters are greatly improved so i shall close for now til i get the next prob lol, sincerest thanks to Marg7 who seems to have hit the nail on the head.


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