My printer is printing slowly
speed can be affected by three important factors:
computer hard drive space
HP All-in-One product paper sensor
the steps below the ensure the computer is operating properly.
Step one: Verifying the
amount of RAM
the amount of RAM installed in the computer.
the amount of memory currently in use by background programs or processes.
will run in the background even when no applications are running. Most of these
programs/processes will be indicated by an icon in the lower right corner next
to the time.
memory available for applications will result is slower processing time and
consequently, printing speed.
determine processes running in Windows 2000/XP , do the following:
Press Ctrl , Alt ,
and Delete simultaneously and then release.
the Windows Security box, select Task Manager.
the Processes tab to view all running processes.
the Performance tab to view the total and available amount of memory.
determine processes running in Windows 98 , do the following:
the Device Manager .
the Performance tab.
available system resources will display as a percentage.
off unnecessary background processes.
will free up system resources and increase printing speed.
turn off processes in Windows 98/ME/XP , do the following:
Click Start , Run ,
and type msconfig.
the System Configuration Utility, click the Startup tab.
what processes are unnecessary and remove the checkmark those items.
Step two: Verifying the
amount of hard drive space
the steps below to determine the amount of hard drive space on the main drive.
Computer , right-click the C drive, and then click Properties .
will display a chart along with the total hard drive space, used space, and
that there is at least 2-3 GB of hard drive space available.
computer will require at least this amount to process printing data for simple
text files, more for image files. The lower the amount of available hard drive
space, will greater the time to process print data.
Step three: Ensuring the
paper sensor is clean and not damaged
all-in-one product paper sensor plays an important role in determining the
a self-test or demo page will ensure that the paper sensor is in proper working
condition. If the page completes in less than 40 seconds, the sensor is working
if the sensor is working correctly, the printer driver might need to have the
paper sensor turned off. To turn off the sensor, follow the steps below:
the Printer folder, right-click the printer and click Printing
Preferences or Properties.
the Properties box, click thePaper/Quality or Features tab.
the Paper Type section, open the menu and select Plain Paper instead
will disable the paper sensor and increase the print speed
Nov 10, 2009 |
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