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Anonymous
May 20, 2004 12:11:20 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Whenever I print something out, my computer runs extremely
slow. I'm using a Lexmark Z45 (just a cheap ink jet),
Windows XP, 256 RAM, Pent 4 processor. I checked the PF
Usage while printing and it started out at over 300 MBs
and worked it's way down. What is causing this and can I
keep it from slowing my PC down?

There's no spyware, adware, viruses, etc. on my PC, and I
keep it in pretty good shape. No other program makes it do
this, and I'll run some pretty powerful programs on it
every now and then.

Any help is appreciated!

Shannon
Anonymous
May 20, 2004 3:02:19 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Is this USB or Parallel?
--
Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
www.coribright.com

"Shannon" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Whenever I print something out, my computer runs extremely
> slow. I'm using a Lexmark Z45 (just a cheap ink jet),
> Windows XP, 256 RAM, Pent 4 processor. I checked the PF
> Usage while printing and it started out at over 300 MBs
> and worked it's way down. What is causing this and can I
> keep it from slowing my PC down?
>
> There's no spyware, adware, viruses, etc. on my PC, and I
> keep it in pretty good shape. No other program makes it do
> this, and I'll run some pretty powerful programs on it
> every now and then.
>
> Any help is appreciated!
>
> Shannon
Anonymous
May 20, 2004 9:05:20 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

I'm hooked up with USB...


>-----Original Message-----
>Is this USB or Parallel?
>--
>Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging &
Hardware)
>www.coribright.com
>
>"Shannon" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:f76b01c43e18$1fb43ee0$a101280a@phx.gbl...
>> Whenever I print something out, my computer runs
extremely
>> slow. I'm using a Lexmark Z45 (just a cheap ink jet),
>> Windows XP, 256 RAM, Pent 4 processor. I checked the PF
>> Usage while printing and it started out at over 300 MBs
>> and worked it's way down. What is causing this and can I
>> keep it from slowing my PC down?
>>
>> There's no spyware, adware, viruses, etc. on my PC, and
I
>> keep it in pretty good shape. No other program makes it
do
>> this, and I'll run some pretty powerful programs on it
>> every now and then.
>>
>> Any help is appreciated!
>>
>> Shannon
>
>
>.
>
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Anonymous
May 21, 2004 5:51:22 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Anything else connected to the USB ports?

Is this a black only document or complicated color graphic?

What else are you doing/running on the PC at the same time?
--
Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
www.coribright.com


"Shannon" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I'm hooked up with USB...
>
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Is this USB or Parallel?
> >--
> >Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging &
> Hardware)
> >www.coribright.com
> >
> >"Shannon" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
> >news:f76b01c43e18$1fb43ee0$a101280a@phx.gbl...
> >> Whenever I print something out, my computer runs
> extremely
> >> slow. I'm using a Lexmark Z45 (just a cheap ink jet),
> >> Windows XP, 256 RAM, Pent 4 processor. I checked the PF
> >> Usage while printing and it started out at over 300 MBs
> >> and worked it's way down. What is causing this and can I
> >> keep it from slowing my PC down?
> >>
> >> There's no spyware, adware, viruses, etc. on my PC, and
> I
> >> keep it in pretty good shape. No other program makes it
> do
> >> this, and I'll run some pretty powerful programs on it
> >> every now and then.
> >>
> >> Any help is appreciated!
> >>
> >> Shannon
> >
> >
> >.
> >
Anonymous
May 21, 2004 10:33:07 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

There are a couple things hooked up to the USB ports; digi
camera cable, a scanner, and opti mouse. I usually don't
have anything else running except for maybe IE. But, it's
usually a color pic that I would be printing out. Not
always the best setting, but it's usually a color pic of
some sort.

SE


>-----Original Message-----
>Anything else connected to the USB ports?
>
>Is this a black only document or complicated color
graphic?
>
>What else are you doing/running on the PC at the same
time?
>--
>Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging &
Hardware)
>www.coribright.com
>
>
>"Shannon" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:ffb401c43ec7$4e32c2a0$a001280a@phx.gbl...
>> I'm hooked up with USB...
>>
>>
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >Is this USB or Parallel?
>> >--
>> >Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging &
>> Hardware)
>> >www.coribright.com
>> >
>> >"Shannon" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
in
>> message
>> >news:f76b01c43e18$1fb43ee0$a101280a@phx.gbl...
>> >> Whenever I print something out, my computer runs
>> extremely
>> >> slow. I'm using a Lexmark Z45 (just a cheap ink jet),
>> >> Windows XP, 256 RAM, Pent 4 processor. I checked
the PF
>> >> Usage while printing and it started out at over 300
MBs
>> >> and worked it's way down. What is causing this and
can I
>> >> keep it from slowing my PC down?
>> >>
>> >> There's no spyware, adware, viruses, etc. on my PC,
and
>> I
>> >> keep it in pretty good shape. No other program makes
it
>> do
>> >> this, and I'll run some pretty powerful programs on
it
>> >> every now and then.
>> >>
>> >> Any help is appreciated!
>> >>
>> >> Shannon
>> >
>> >
>> >.
>> >
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
May 22, 2004 3:49:37 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

It's possible the Power Supply Unit inside the PC itself is not capable to
supplying enough power to all the USB ports at once (each needs power to
work).
--
Cari
MS-MVP Windows Technologies - Printing/Imaging/Hardware
www.coribright.com
"Shannon" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> There are a couple things hooked up to the USB ports; digi
> camera cable, a scanner, and opti mouse. I usually don't
> have anything else running except for maybe IE. But, it's
> usually a color pic that I would be printing out. Not
> always the best setting, but it's usually a color pic of
> some sort.
>
> SE
>
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Anything else connected to the USB ports?
>>
>>Is this a black only document or complicated color
> graphic?
>>
>>What else are you doing/running on the PC at the same
> time?
>>--
>>Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging &
> Hardware)
>>www.coribright.com
>>
>>
>>"Shannon" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
>>news:ffb401c43ec7$4e32c2a0$a001280a@phx.gbl...
>>> I'm hooked up with USB...
>>>
>>>
>>> >-----Original Message-----
>>> >Is this USB or Parallel?
>>> >--
>>> >Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging &
>>> Hardware)
>>> >www.coribright.com
>>> >
>>> >"Shannon" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
> in
>>> message
>>> >news:f76b01c43e18$1fb43ee0$a101280a@phx.gbl...
>>> >> Whenever I print something out, my computer runs
>>> extremely
>>> >> slow. I'm using a Lexmark Z45 (just a cheap ink jet),
>>> >> Windows XP, 256 RAM, Pent 4 processor. I checked
> the PF
>>> >> Usage while printing and it started out at over 300
> MBs
>>> >> and worked it's way down. What is causing this and
> can I
>>> >> keep it from slowing my PC down?
>>> >>
>>> >> There's no spyware, adware, viruses, etc. on my PC,
> and
>>> I
>>> >> keep it in pretty good shape. No other program makes
> it
>>> do
>>> >> this, and I'll run some pretty powerful programs on
> it
>>> >> every now and then.
>>> >>
>>> >> Any help is appreciated!
>>> >>
>>> >> Shannon
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >.
>>> >
>>
>>
>>.
>>
!