How do I get rid of "EBAPI Dummy Document Data" ?

Question

Every time I attemp to print anything an "EBAPI Dummy Document Data" documents appear on the queue and prevent me to print anything. I have a EPSON 860 printer. I tried removing the printer and reinstalling it, didn't work. Also, I tried to remove the driver and reinstall it, didn't work neither. I searched the Internet and couldn't find a solution, I have the Norton Antivirus 2003 and I passed it but it comes to a certain file (i don't know which one and the system reboots) the same happens with other online antiviruses. Besides that, the system works fine. I hope you can help me out. I'm clueless.

P.D.: Excuse my bad English but my native language is Spanish. I'm from Peru.

Answer

This question was answered on December 1, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

This is not for the same model printer as yours but it may work with yours:

Try the following to remove the Epson Ebapi Dummy Document Data

Although the file is found under the Stylus C80, it will also correct

this issue with your printer.

Download and install the Parallel Port Driver Patch for the Stylus C80.

http://support.epson.com/hardware/printer/inkjet/sc80__/index.html

Parallel Port Driver Patch

Windows 2000/XP

epson10048.exe - 423 KB - posted on 10/12/01

This Self-extracting file contains the Epson Stylus C80 Epson Printer

Port Patch for Windows 2000/XP For use with either Parallel or USB.

Once this file has been downloaded, please follow these steps:

1.(a) Click "START" and go to "PRINTERS AND FAXES".

NOTE: If you cannot locate "PRINTERS AND FAXES", Follow 1(b).

1.(b) Click "START" and select "CONTROL PANEL" double click "PRINTERS

AND FAXES".

2 Double click the icon for your printer.

3 Go to "PRINTER" on the menu bar, and select "Cancel All Documents".

4 Close all windows to return to the "DESKTOP".

5 Locate and double click the downloaded file and it will

automatically install.

6 Reboot the computer.

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Posted by Henry of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 1, 2004