HP LaserJet 2025dn very slow printing

I recently purchased a HP LaserJet 2025dn and first installed it on a 2003 server for our network to use easily. That works out ok, but was a little slow for most (think that was just network related) but the main computer that would be using the printer would spool/print very very slow over the network.

So I moved the printer directly to that computer, reinstalled software/drivers and attempted to print with it connected via USB. Word documents take for ever to print even with just plain text. Excel documents print a lot quicker but still 45 seconds or so.  I cannot print a PDF. If a word document has any type of image in it, I'm waiting a good 3-5 minutes.

While waiting, the printer que window just says spooling - printing.

A simple test page from printer properties prints right away, a one line text document out of notepad prints right away. The printer came with firmware 20110212 which is the most current. Printer has 128MB Memory.

The software / drivers were installed off of the cd that came with the printer.
ZephyrMAsked:
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flubbsterConnect With a Mentor Commented:
According to reports, you are not the only one. Best advice is to switch to the Postscipt driver instead of the PCL. Everyone is recommending the PS v4.7 driver.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=503548&prodNameId=4157320&swEnvOID=228&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=lj-95984-2
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Kevin BoothCommented:
I have had a this issue with HP printers before and it was due to the incorrect USB driver being used

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=120&prodSeriesId=1846088&prodTypeId=18972&objectID=c00873623
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ZephyrMAuthor Commented:
This driver worked great. Everything is working great now.

Thanks
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flubbsterCommented:
you are most welcome. Glad it worked for you.
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