Printing on network printer stalls!
Posted on 2003-02-21
I have an intermittent problem with long (greater than 30 pages) print jobs. The printer - an HPLJ4000N - begins to print the job, then stalls somewhere in the middle.
The following error comes up on the PDC: "Error writing to 150_41_1_80 (the I.P. address of the printer) for Document Remote Download Document. The network connection was aborted by the local system. Do you wish to retry or cancel the job?" This turns out to be error 1236 - ERROR_CONNECTION_ABORTED. This has also happened to other printers on the network. The PDC is running Windows NT 4.0 - Terminal Server Edition, Service Pack 6. The printer in question has 40 mb of memory. If I elect to retry, the print job restarts from the beginning, and may or may not run to completion. If it stalls again, chances are that it will at least print beyond the point where it stalled on the previous try. Eventually, it will print the job to completion - but at a cost in time, paper, and toner - not to mention the hassle factor.
This fact might be unrelated, but the problem first made its appearence shortly we suffered a klez virus attack. I've searched the internet, but haven't found any information which explains what might be going on, let alone what I can do to remedy the problem.
Anyone have a similiar problem or have any clue as to what is going on?
Any help or suggestions will be appreciated.