Why is my printer moving so slow


I have an HP 820Cse printer that I used with my Win98Se system. Printing was very fast. Now that it is installed in my new XP system it has become very slow,only 6 ppm, and I would like to speed up if possible. Printer also prints last page first..how to correct? HP says that the driver in XP is the only driver available for this printer. I do not want to dispose of a perfectly goo printer just because of a new operatin system...please advise.


This question was answered on April 24, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Verify that EMF spooling is enabled Acess the Printer Properties dialog box Click the detail tab, then click spool settings In the spool data format box, select EMF: Select Spool print jobs so program finishes printing faster Delete any spooled print jobs still pending: Delete files in the \Windows\System\Spool\Printers folder that have an .SPL file extension Delete files in the\Windows\Temp folder that have a TMP file extension and filenames that begin with EMF (EMFxxxxx.TMP) Reboot the PC Use Disk Defragmenter to optimize the hard drive Verify that enough hard drive space is available for the os to create temporary print files Close applications that are not currently being used Reinstall the printer driver.

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Posted by Kevin of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 24, 2003