I have recently changed an HP 712C from being routed through a MicroTek C3 scanner, to being direct to the parallel port. I have installed the latest version (10.3) of the printer driver, and the cable shows to be a IEEE 1284-1994 compliant, but I still am having problems with the spooling32 locking up after every print. There shows to be a document pending in the spool. I am unable to view the printer folder afterwards, and the printer icon remains in the systray. I am forced to reboot. I have tried to switch from bidirectional to no bidirectional, but neither helps. Ideas? Thanks.