Printing Problem (?) in XP

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Hi guys,

I have been experiencing a rather irritating printing problem just recently and I would appreciate your help in fixing this. Basically, whenever I print a document, the cursor slows down and "locks up", thus preventing me from doing other activities which is a pain in the ***. The printer is a HP Deskjet 970cxi and I also have Inksaver 2.0 enabled. My OS is Windows XP. The printer has been fine for 3 years or so and this has come as a bit of a surprise?

Some setting may have been accidently changed to give the printer priority or something? Any suggestions on how this could be fixed?

Many thanks for your help.

Ashish's picture

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Joined: Jul 2004


have you thought about re-installing the printer?

mfdc's picture

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There are a number of things to consider when experiencing technical problems. Also, you need to include WAY more detail about the specification of your machine to recieve a better diagnosis. So, bearing that in mind, if it was fine before that indicates that a recent change has modified something. Make a list of all the programs you've installed since the problem started occurring. Then remove them.

You might want to re-install the drivers first, or use the driver roll-back function on Windows XP. Completley removing & reinstalling the printer from scratch may be a last resort.

Also, let me know the exact specs of the machine & I'll try & help you some more

They have: 344 posts

Joined: Jun 2002

Hmm...well it seems like it wasn't the printer and it was the cordless mouse's batteries going dead...ah well!

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Joined: Aug 2013

Try the faithful picture style with the contrast dropped 2 or 3 steps.
If you're interested, I have created a picture style with the brightness mapped from an x-rite color checker.
I trust it enough that if the JPG preview shows white, the data has been clipped.

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