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Anonymous
March 12, 2005 12:23:26 PM

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

My windows print queue is VERY (about 2-3 mins) slow to clear printed
jobs and begin new jobs when documents are printed from any application
one after the other. Can anyone help?

For example: If I print 10 text pages in document1 from Word and then
opened document2 and printed an its 10 text pages the following happens:
document1 begins printing immediately and document2 goes into the queue
behind it. When document1 finishes it sits in the queue with 99% of data
reported as transmitted to the printer for about 2-3 mins before it
clears. If I delete the job, after it's already been fully printed, then
it still takes 2-3 mins before it clears. Once the job clears the next
begins and the same thing happens.

My printer is an HP 1300 with the latest HP drivers. My printer is
connected to or network via the Hawking PS12U (Ethernet to USB print
server). The PS12U isn't the problem because if my roommate prints at
the same time that I print then his document starts right after the
printer finishes my document. However, both of our 1st documents sit in
the Windows queue and fail to clear quickly but the 2nd document prints
once the first document clears (several mins later). Plus, if my 3rd
roommate prints while we're waiting on our 1st jobs to clear our queues
then his print job starts immediately on the printer. So it's not the
PS12U's fault.
Anonymous
March 14, 2005 1:44:44 PM

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

Are you using the Standard TCP/IP Port? Or something from Hawking to
connect to the network device.

Does the problem persist when Bidirectional is disabled in the Printer
Properties / Ports tab?

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"Joshua D. Curry" <joshcurry@nospam.noemail.com> wrote in message
news:7XCYd.54559$755.24316@lakeread05...
> My windows print queue is VERY (about 2-3 mins) slow to clear printed
> jobs and begin new jobs when documents are printed from any application
> one after the other. Can anyone help?
>
> For example: If I print 10 text pages in document1 from Word and then
> opened document2 and printed an its 10 text pages the following happens:
> document1 begins printing immediately and document2 goes into the queue
> behind it. When document1 finishes it sits in the queue with 99% of data
> reported as transmitted to the printer for about 2-3 mins before it
> clears. If I delete the job, after it's already been fully printed, then
> it still takes 2-3 mins before it clears. Once the job clears the next
> begins and the same thing happens.
>
> My printer is an HP 1300 with the latest HP drivers. My printer is
> connected to or network via the Hawking PS12U (Ethernet to USB print
> server). The PS12U isn't the problem because if my roommate prints at
> the same time that I print then his document starts right after the
> printer finishes my document. However, both of our 1st documents sit in
> the Windows queue and fail to clear quickly but the 2nd document prints
> once the first document clears (several mins later). Plus, if my 3rd
> roommate prints while we're waiting on our 1st jobs to clear our queues
> then his print job starts immediately on the printer. So it's not the
> PS12U's fault.
Anonymous
March 14, 2005 7:34:25 PM

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

Alan Morris(MSFT) wrote:
> Are you using the Standard TCP/IP Port? Or something from Hawking to
> connect to the network device.
>
> Does the problem persist when Bidirectional is disabled in the Printer
> Properties / Ports tab?
>

It's a standard tcp/ip port and it uses LPR with a queue name for
directing the output to the correct printer (for example, lp2 is my
queue for my HP usb printer on the Hawking print server; there are no
other deices attached to the print server, just the HP 1300).

I disabled bidirectional support and I still have the same problem. I
get 90% of the data sent... long pause... document has long since
printed... then the next document starts. This is really annoying.
December 29, 2008 3:28:10 AM

I have the same problem. A client running a business seems to have this issue. Same scenario....... printed long ago and 2 to 3 min later print que clears enabling next print. If use spooler and untick property to wait for previous document to print still same result. The client is using visual building from a dos database to print.

Some suggested we try a network printer. I am afraid the problem will still exist even if we get a network print. I am going to try a new usb cable.... otherwise I am pulling my hair out....... oh wait ....... I don't have that much hair now.

Tom did you get a final resolution to the problem?
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