Printer locks up computer

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    Chad Johnson
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    Question Printer locks up computer

    I have an HP Deskjet 697C printer, and sometimes when I go to print my system slows down tremendously. Sometimes it's fine, others it's just really slow.

    It seems to slow down the most when I print images that take a long time to print.

    The computer is running Windows XP Pro with a 1.99GHz Celeron and 512MB RAM.

    Has anybody ever had this happen or know what's causing this?
    Last edited by ChadJohnson; 11-02-2005 at 05:28 PM.

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    Im not sure whats wrong with it exactly but i suggest you go and cheque the manufacturers forum and i promis you that you will find a solution!

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    Chad Johnson
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    I actually found a solution from Microsoft via a Google search which said that this is a common problem with LPT printers. They said to fix this, use a USB printer.

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