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Printer takes ages to process

My printer takes ages to process document.it can take as long as 4 minutes to process a single page word -text only document

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I re installed the printer drivers n voila.it worked.


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Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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NV RAM and HD
To initialize NVRAM
1. Remove any installed accessories (for example, a stapler/stacker).
2. Turn the printer off.
3. Hold down the DOWN ARROW ( ) button, and then turn the printer on. Continue holding
down the DOWN ARROW ( ) button until all three printer control-panel lights flash once and
then remain on. This might take up to 10 seconds.
4. Press the UP ARROW ( ) button.
5. Press the PAUSE/RESUME button. The display should show SKIP DISK LOAD.
6. Press the UP ARROW ( ) button until NVRAM INIT is highlighted.
7. Press the SELECT ( ) button. The printer initializes NVRAM and then continues its poweron
sequence.
Hard-disk initialization
CAUTION A hard-disk initialization erases and reformats the printer hard disk. Perform a hard-disk
initialization only if an error code on the control panel indicates an EIO disk error. Always try
initializing the hard disk before replacing it.
NOTE Before performing a hard-disk initialization, print a menu map and a configuration page (see
Menu map and Configuration page). Use the information on the configuration page to reset
any customer-set printer configuration values that the hard-disk initialization procedure
changes.
To initialize the hard disk
1. Turn the printer off.
2. Hold down the PAUSE/RESUME button, and then turn the printer on. Continue holding down
the PAUSE/RESUME button until all three printer control-panel lights flash once and then
remain on. This might take up to 10 seconds.
3. Press the BACK ARROW ( ) button. The display should show INITIALIZE DISK.
4. Press the SELECT ( ) button. The printer initializes the hard disk and continues its power

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I have a problem after scanning, I cannot bring the document up in MS Word to edit. The document arrives on my computer screen but I can not edit it


You need OCR software installed in your PC

go to www.hp.com then type OCR application then download it in your pc

OCR Application File name: s.gif 23902_hpcom_OCR_120_003.exe [1/1, 54.84M]

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