HP612C Brings Dell PC to Knees
Posted on 2000-05-07
HP612C is connected to parallel port of a new Dell 128MB, 500 MHZ, W98 PC. When the printer is printing, the Dell almost stalls, very slow and halting in responding to mouse and keyboard.
As soon as printing stops, PC is fine. I got latest drivers from HP, replaced the cable with a new HP one (this helped some but not a whole lot), made sure not too much was running in background. No conflicts show, and all other apps and devices are fine. (scanner is on USB, ZIP drive is internal) Also checked the printer settings, trying RAW and whatever that other one is, EMC or something, no difference, also tried spooling and not.
Could the PC's memory be choked up somehow? It's several months old.
Any ideas would be appreciated.