Printing on NT using a HP820Cxi
Posted on 1998-08-30
I have an NT 4.0 Workstation with an HP Deskject 820Cxi attached to it and
is not flagged shareable. Although Microsoft don't have a driver for this
on NT HP do and it is the HP driver that I have installed. The machine has
IE4 with SP1 installed. Problem: When printing documents of 5 or more pages
the printer will print until it gets part way through the 6th page and then
workstation just freezes. This is not isolated to one particular
application. I have to reboot.
I have uninstalled the print driver and reinstalled it rerun SP3 and of
course still the problem remains.
I have considered that it may be a spool problem - I have approximately
110MB of free space on the partition it is residing on - I would have
assumed this was adequate as they are mostly text documents I am printing.
I could move the spool to my other partition of which has 700+MB on it. The
strange thing is that I was printing fine to it previously (although I have
installed a couple of apps to this partition since). I have one other
theory - could it be when I uninstall the printer that the spool is not
deleted and it is the spooler file or driver that is corrupt?
Anybody got any suggestions or ideas?