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I just replaced a HP4200 with a HP4250. Since doing so, several people's machines seem to hang for several minutes trying to either pull up the print dialog box or print preview. I installed the printer on the server, drivers only, and then shared it on the network as I notmally do. My own computer started doing this, deleting and reconnecting the printer worked for me, however not working on several others. I used the PCL5 driver. Also noticed the greyscales and other graphics are not printed as well as on the old 4200.

Any thoughts? It's a pain to reinstall the printer on the server and reconnect eveyone each time so best I ask before spending a day on reconnecting everyone's printer again!

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The driver should work for both models.  Can you manually pull out the printer driver off of the PCs and try again?  Also a generic driver like the one for the 4050 should work.  

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by:gpodio
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I tried it several times, however have not tried another driver from another model... I'll give that a try when I'm back in the office on Monday. Thanks.
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I'm actually waiting for the users to back in too, they are all out on corporate meetings... I hope it works, I'll make sure to follow up!

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by:gpodio
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Nothing! I've tried it all at this point, at times it takes a long time, other times it works perfectly... on some machines such as mine it has only happened once or twice... others never.

Odd!
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I spent the weekend going through all our network and directory settings. I picked up on a couple errors including permission settings on the Sysvol folder and a couple DNS settings that weren't right. It's early to claim victory but it would appear as if no one is complaining about the printer today :-)
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