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Word 97 slows down when i print..

Word 97 slows down when i print..

Word 97 slows down when i print..

(OP)
Response from Word is slow when i print (any Document), i cannot make a new document right a way when i am printing, i tried to check/uncheck background printing but still same.
I have enough memory in my PC, would it be a printer problem?
THanks...

jyt

RE: Word 97 slows down when i print..

I was thinking it could be a spooling issue, do you have this problem printing in other programs?

RE: Word 97 slows down when i print..

(OP)
Thanks jsauce;
Yes, same with the others and sometimes when i print using Word an error message comes out-'virtual ...error', this happens when i try to print another Doc while the printer is still printing.

RE: Word 97 slows down when i print..

Check your *.VXDs. I've corrected the same problem on several systems by re-installing the printer drivers. Always Hewlett-Packard, by the way.

RE: Word 97 slows down when i print..

Sounds like a logical option, but I've had problems with HP. They love providing tech support for just a small $29.95 fee. Don't you just love those guys.

RE: Word 97 slows down when i print..

(OP)
What about the *.VXD's? I already tried to reinstall the driver.
thanks.

RE: Word 97 slows down when i print..

What OS are you using Windows 95?

RE: Word 97 slows down when i print..

(OP)
I uninstall the HP driver and then reinstall it again, and unchecked the background printing 'again' and i think its fine now, response is a bit faster than before, ...just dont know about the 'virtual' error yet.
Anyway thanks.

RE: Word 97 slows down when i print..

Sounds like a memory and/or drivespace shortage. If your hard drive is choked up Windows may be running short of virtual memory. Additional ram also would help since that would reduce your system's reliance on virtual memory. Try deleting any .chk files, clear your browser cache, delete tmp files, and run defrag. If the system responds better after that, you are on the right track. Also, if you have more than one drive, make sure the one with the most free space is being used for virtual memory.

RE: Word 97 slows down when i print..

I don't have an answer...but can provide some input....I have the same problem with my syste.....Word97 chokes on _any_ printing task: my OS is Win95, printer is a Canon BJC-210, Processor is PI-100, RAM is 40MB & swap file is 100MBs.
Seriously doubt that it's a RAM, virtual memory, or printer problem....so I guess now we're looking at drivers & Word97....what other apps are causing problems for you???


-Robherc
robherc@netzero.net

RE: Word 97 slows down when i print..

I've run into this a lot . First, do a scandisk and defrag. Then, (assuming you're using 95/98) go into the control panel and check out the virtual memory settings. Even though you may physically have 128 MB of RAM, if your hard drive is full, it won't matter. This should fix the problem - it's time to get worried whenit's only ONE application that's slowing up - this one tells you it's a system problem. Good Luck

RE: Word 97 slows down when i print..

Try, in printer settings, to change your spooler settings to print after last page is spooled.

blake

RE: Word 97 slows down when i print..

Thanks for the idea Blake; but I've already tried that....any more ideas???

-Robherc
robherc@netzero.net

*nix installation & program collector/reseller. Contact me if you think you've got one that I don't :-)

RE: Word 97 slows down when i print..

There's lots of good advice on this post. ONly thing I haven't seen mentioned is that you might consider setting a minumum size for your Windows swap file. Win95 dynamically allocates the swap file which could cost some administrative time when it's trying to do something. If you set a minimum size (at least 80 or 100M, if you've got it), Win 95 doesn't have to do any reallocation and it gets to look at 80 or 100M of contiguous disk.

Right-click on My Computer, click properties, and press the Virtual Memory button.

RE: Word 97 slows down when i print..

Thanks for the tip....I hadn't tired that one yet, but it makes a *LOT* of sense....I might add that you'd want to run defrag first to make sure the space is contiguous.

-Robherc
robherc@netzero.net

*nix installation & program collector/reseller. Contact me if you think you've got one that I don't :-)

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