printer freezes for 5+ minutes between doc.

Canon Pixma mx700 all-in-one printer
September 19, 2009 at 09:40:31
Specs: Windows XP
My printer (a Canon PIXMA MX700 All-In-One Printer) worked perfectly for more than a year when I had to reinstall the OS (XP) because of a unconquerable virus (Mcaffee never saw it coming).

After installing the driver downloaded from Canon, the printer will print the first document I send, then not print another doc for about 5 to 7 minutes.

The printer status window still displays the first doc stats with something like "812 bytes/904 bytes" showing in the Size column and status as "Printing". After 5 minutes the line clears and the printer starts another doc. (use a couple of charecters in Notepad, thus the small doc.)

I have tried:
- Printing from different programs
- Printing direct - w/o spooling
- Disconnecting the printer from my USB hub and connecting directly to computer USB port
- Removing the driver and reinstalled.
- trying to print from safe mode (no driver and would not allow me to install one)

Nothing has helped. Any advice?
I have an oldish Sony Viao. XP SP3 Pent. 4

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September 19, 2009 at 13:25:40
troubleshooting update

Took the printer to another computer and installed with downloaded driver. Worked perfectly.

Shared the printer on home LAN and worked fine from my original Viao. No hang ups between documents.

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September 19, 2009 at 22:37:47

you should re- install your printer drivers perfectly and enable

services properly. For more detail about printer drivers

installation, you should have check out this link.

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September 19, 2009 at 22:42:20
"I had to reinstall the OS (XP) because of a unconquerable virus (Mcaffee never saw it coming)."

Most malware these days is not a virus.

If you had come here and detailed your symptoms we might have been able to help you get rid of it without you having to re-install XP.
E.g. there is a lot of crap being installed by the makers of "rogue" anti-malware programs - you often get it merely by visiting contaminated web sites, often when you search for something and click on a "hit". The symptoms make it appear your computer is severly infected, but they're FAKED - no actual harm has been done. The intention is for you to buy their anti-malware program - their software scans for free but doesn't remove anything till you pay for the program. The makers of "rogue" anti-malware programs change what and how the crap is installed often enough that most legitimate anti-malware makers can't keep up and they detect nothing wrong, or they do detect it but can't get rid of all it's symptoms. There are a handful of anti-malware makers that specialize in getting rid of thecrap - Malwarebytes probably being the best one.

Whenever you load Windows from a regular Windows CD (or DVD) from scratch, after Setup is finished you must load the drivers for the mboard, particularly the main chipset drivers, in order for Windows to have the proper drivers for and information about your mboard hardware, including it's AGP or PCI-E, ACPI, USB 2.0 if it has it, and hard drive controller support. If you have a generic system and have the CD that came with the mboard, all the necessary drivers are on it. If you load drivers from the web, brand name system builders and mboard makers often DO NOT have the main chipset drivers listed in the downloads for your model - in that case you must go to the maker of the main chipset's web site, get the drivers, and load them.

E.g. the USB 2.0 support for your mboard is NOT installed in Windows until AFTER you install the main chipset drivers.

USB devices may not work correctly when they're connected to certain USB ports, e.g. ports in a hub or on the front of a desktop case.

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