Printer works fine, computer slows to a crawl



Skip Miller
07-09-2005, 10:11 PM
Whenever I print anything lengthy the computer slows to a crawl. Actually it
freezes for a long time until the OS gives it a time slice and then it
freezes again. I am running XPHome on a Dell 2.5 gig machine. The printer
is an old HP672c. I have gone into
ControlPanel/Systems/Advanced/PerformanceSettings/Advanced and made sure the
OS gives foreground programs priority. Is there anything else I can do?

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-Skip

Sharon F
07-09-2005, 10:11 PM
On Sun, 22 May 2005 12:25:21 -0700, Skip Miller wrote:

> Whenever I print anything lengthy the computer slows to a crawl. Actually it
> freezes for a long time until the OS gives it a time slice and then it
> freezes again. I am running XPHome on a Dell 2.5 gig machine. The printer
> is an old HP672c. I have gone into
> ControlPanel/Systems/Advanced/PerformanceSettings/Advanced and made sure the
> OS gives foreground programs priority. Is there anything else I can do?

You could try different spooling options. Usually this setting is in the
properties sheets for the printer (Printers and Faxes | target printer:
right click and select Properties).

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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User


Printer works fine, computer slows to a crawl