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Printer only prints half a page

When I try to print a simple 16pt font document, it will only print about the first 3/4 or so of the page (it varies) but it will not print out the whole page. The last half of the page would be little lines and garbles stuff.

If I split this same page in half, then it will print just fine.

It seems sort of like a memory problem, but I have never had this problem before, and it does have 1MB memory, but it is a very very simple text document.

I am running Windows XP media center edition. HELP!

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When I print a page off of the internet it won't print off the whole page.

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This is a driver problem, try reinstalling the printer with the laserjet4 driver which is a universal PCL driver, this should solve the problem. If not, there is also a blank HP Laserjet driver

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