Print dialogue slow to appear for network printers
Posted on 2004-10-10
Just bringing up the print dialogue now takes up to several minutes on my XP Pro notebook. This may have started about the time I installed SP2.
The identical configuration was trouble free previously
If default printer is local, dialogue is immediate, but then stalls when I select the network printer.
I see lots of traffic on the network during the wait.
Target printers are various brands on both XP and Win/ME systems, part of several workgroups (with the same name) that I move between.
So at least some of the network printers are alsways "unable to connect", depending on which location I am at.
Funnily enough, some of the printers appear as local \\workgroup\printer_name, but two of them (the ones on WIn/ME) now appear as LAN Manager Printer Port \\workgroup\printername
I have tried deleting the printers, deleting the drivers, new drivers, ....
Help is appreciated.