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.
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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.
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Give the Cricut a break. Turn the Cricut off and allow it to rest for about 10 minutes each hour. Try using a different cartridge. ... If the Cricut continues to freeze, please contact Member Care through one of the options below for further assistance.
Have you any applications like deep freeze installed on your computer machine? If so uninstall it restart your computer and try to print again. The fact is some programs cause colour malfunction in the computer. The similar scenario I encountered, I had to format the system for the colours to print correctly again. But i have seen where deep freeze cause similar issues before.
Possible a bad video card. If it is intergrated card you can purchase a PCI card and install it very easy. You should have a couple of empty PCI slots. The computer freezing could be a virus or the hard drive is goin gout. Hard to tell if I am not there. If it is a good gomputer you want to keep, I recomend bringing it to a computer shop and having it checked out. If you have any more questions please contact me..Darren
You've tried to uninstall and reinstall the printer driver of your printer. But still no luck. The printer still won't print. Or it would say printing but it won't finish printing.
You can try these steps:
1.Check if the firewall is blocking any printer services
2.Check what port the printer is using (reenable the bi-directional support) and if it's on online mode
3.Disable all the firewalls
4.Uninstall the printer driver and software
5.Delete any items under the ff keys: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Environments\Windows NT x86\Drivers\Version-2
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Environments\Windows NT x86\Drivers\Version-3
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet001\Control\Print\Environments\Windows NT x86\Drivers\Version-2
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet001\Control\Print\Environments\Windows NT x86\Drivers\Version-3
Optional*** 6.Delete any non default items under the ff keys: Note: ONLY THE NON DEFAULT ITEMS SHOULD BE DELETED HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet001\Control\Print\Monitors Default items are as follows: AppleTalk Printing Devices BJ Language Monitor Local Port PJL Language Monitor Standard TCP/IP Port USB Monitor Windows NT FAx Monitor ***** 7.Delete any items under the ff keys: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Printers
reboot the machine. tap the f8 key and select safe mode. boot into safe mode and see if the computer freezes up again.
in the event it doesnt, you have a bad driver or new software on the drive. to correct this go to gateway.com select your model and download any recent updates including the bios. also uninstall any new service packs or software you had loaded recently.
reboot machine and see if you have the same error.
if this continues or it froze in safemode you could have two problems,
1. Corrupt OS files, the fix: Restore Machine after backing up data. 2. GPU having issues and heating up to the point it turns off, the fix: Local repair shop or Gateway replace mobo or local repair shop reflow board.
Let me know what you try and what works! Good Luck!
Please check the following items: Check item 1: The cable may not be securely connected between a printer and a computer, or be about to be unconnected. Check that the cable is securely inserted into the ports of the printer and the computer respectively. If a USB hub is used, connect the printer and the computer directly.