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Computer freezes when i try to print items

I have 2 e-machine computers both have the same problem. When i try to print anything from them with my epson printers( R300 & R360)both these computers freeze and then i have to restart them. I have installed the correct drivers from the Epson cd supplied with them and i have tried various usb leads and different usb ports. Any thoughts would be very helpful. Many thanks, Braggy

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Re: computer freezes when i try to print items

My solution is to enter bios on both machines and disable lpt printer port and serial port these arn't that inportant then in windows device manager see if there is any triangles with yellow question markks against them next uninstall drivers to printers then re-install them if you have not got spy-ware on board go and get get yourself one and virus killer the 2 programs I use are AVG - Webroot these are brillent programs they stop alot of nasties run these then re-try printing from printers. good luck

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Sounds like this is in your startup items and needs to be deleted from it.
Click Start/Programs and look for the RUN command. You might see it anywhere once you click Programs, or it might be inside the Accessories folder. Click RUN and when it opens up type "msconfig.exe" (without the quotes) then hit ok.

When the System Configuration window opens click the Startup tab. In the Startup Tab we are only concerned with 2 columns, the first column which is the Startup Items and the column that says Command. You can put your mouse pointer between two column headings and it will turn into a +, then hold the left mouse button and drag the column over to the right to expand it so you can read what's below it.

Now everything has a check mark beside it. This means that everytime you start your computer, these items have to load and run.

Start with the first item listed under the startup item column and look at itand look at the command for it. Pay close attention to anything that will have something like the API.i that is showing up and if you find it remove the check mark next to the item on the left. This will stop it from running when you start your computer.

If you see something that does not have anything under the Command column,remove the check mark, it's a virus that's trying to hide.
If you see something that says something like: dumprep 0 -k in the startup itemcolumn remove the check mark from it. Reboot machine.

Don't worry if you take the check mark off something that you were unsure about. You can always go back in and put the check mark back on.

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My computer too slow always get the not responding reply.

Eliminate Viruses and Spyware
Step 1

Run your antivirus program. There may be something slowing your computer that you can remove. It is a good idea to run your antivirus program every week.
Step 2

Remove spyware. Run a good spyware tool at least twice a month.
Step 3

Use a pop-up blocker, if you have one. Check your antivirus program.

Dispose of the Extras

Step 1

Delete your document files for anything you no longer need. Saved pictures, audio and video files in particular can slow your computer.

Step 2

Remove unwanted programs from the Control Panel area. Old toolbars or games the kids downloaded off the Internet are a good place to start. Look for software you no longer use, such as the old printer you threw out last year.

Step 3

Clean out your email. Old messages are a constant drain on your computer's resources. Go through every folder, deleting everything you do not need. Leave no mail! Finish by emptying the Deleted Items folder.

Step 4

Turn off unnecessary programs. Check your taskbar for icons that show running programs. Disable anything you are not currently using.

Run Maintenance

Step 1

Run the Disk Cleanup tool located in your Control Panel. (Windows only. For other operating systems, please check the Resources section below.) This will remove temporary files, cookies and unnecessary components to speed up your computer.

Step 2

Defragment your computer. Defragging takes some time, but will speed your computer significantly. You can find the tool in your Control Panel. Run it monthly.

Step 3

Check for disk errors. Sometimes corrupted files slow down your computer. To find and fix these files, Go to My Computer and right-click on C drive. Choose Properties, then Tools.

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Run a virus scan. Download this software if you dont have an antivirus software.

If it doesnt find anything. Restore your computer to a date when it was working fine using system restore.

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If nogo, disable your startup items. This will disable unnecessary startup items from starting and up and running in the bakcground when you dont need them. It doesnt change anything. It just lets you open any program only when you want to.
1. Go to start>run. Type msconfig and hit ok. Click on the startup tab which is on top of the window. Click disable all. if you are using an antivirus and wireless internet. Look for items that has something to do with your antivirus and that has the word 'wireless' in it and check them.
2. Click apply, close and restart.

Hope this works.

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pls reinstall the os and try it will work otherwise there is problem in printer port pls check the setting it will work

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