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Printing from browser takes long to open printer settings

When i click to print out of a browser It takes 30 seconds before the printer settings box opens. I tried switching printers but it does not matter what printer i use. It still takes long to open when trying to print from IE or firefox web browsers.

what could be the cause of this?

This question is worth 500 points.

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mildogz
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jcimarronCommented:
mildogz--What version of IE or Firefox are you using?  In the case of IE try a newer version.
Also see here
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_21234033.html
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mildogzAuthor Commented:
icimarron,

The spool/printers folder was empty.

The person was mapped to several printers on the network. I just deleted all his printers completely. I then tried printing and the printer settings popped up as normal. I then remapped him one by one until i found which printer was causing the problem.

It was one of the network printers when he mapped to it the problem returned. So i deleted that printer again and printing worked normal.

icimarron - I would like to give you some points for helping. but not sure how to do it. let me know?
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mildogzAuthor Commented:
Thanks icimarron, i figured it out and assigned you points.
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jcimarronCommented:
mildogz--thanks for telling us what worked.
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mildogzAuthor Commented:
ICImarron solution was a step in the right direction but was not the cause of the problem.

The solution and steps I posted was what resolved the problem i was having.
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