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Printing takes forever

  1. #1


    Grant Guest

    Printing takes forever

    Hi all, got a problem that I hope someone can help me with. I'm running Vista
    Home Premium and have just installed a Canon LBP5000 Colour Laser. It works
    okay but printing anything takes forever... A colour picture can take up to
    5mins to print and a simple paragraph in black on a single sheet will take 2
    to 3 minutes. I've tried uninstalling & reinstalling the printer
    software/drives but no difference. This printer was on an XP machine and when
    printing from that it was as good as gold. I tried sharing it off the XP
    machine to the Vista machine but got the same result... slow as a wet week!
    Has anybody got any ideas? The way things stand the Canon is virtually
    unusable. Thanks.
    Grant
    --
    Grant Turri-Petrie

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    James Guest

    RE: Printing takes forever

    I have this exact same issue with My Okidata B4100 laser printer. The
    printer works great in XP - even running XP using Virtual PC on my Vista
    computer produces better results. I've contacted Okidata and they have no
    solutions so I can only think that it's a Vista issue.

    "Grant" wrote:

    > Hi all, got a problem that I hope someone can help me with. I'm running Vista
    > Home Premium and have just installed a Canon LBP5000 Colour Laser. It works
    > okay but printing anything takes forever... A colour picture can take up to
    > 5mins to print and a simple paragraph in black on a single sheet will take 2
    > to 3 minutes. I've tried uninstalling & reinstalling the printer
    > software/drives but no difference. This printer was on an XP machine and when
    > printing from that it was as good as gold. I tried sharing it off the XP
    > machine to the Vista machine but got the same result... slow as a wet week!
    > Has anybody got any ideas? The way things stand the Canon is virtually
    > unusable. Thanks.
    > Grant
    > --
    > Grant Turri-Petrie

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Alan Morris [MSFT] Guest

    Re: Printing takes forever

    You'll probably need to open the firewall for the Canon software.

    There are a couple other posts on this. You can disable the Firewall and
    verify that is the issue.

    --
    Alan Morris
    Windows Printing Team
    Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/search/?adv=1

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    "Grant" <Grant@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:58E58FAD-0802-4F0A-ACC9-55053F7FC4BE@xxxxxx

    > Hi all, got a problem that I hope someone can help me with. I'm running
    > Vista
    > Home Premium and have just installed a Canon LBP5000 Colour Laser. It
    > works
    > okay but printing anything takes forever... A colour picture can take up
    > to
    > 5mins to print and a simple paragraph in black on a single sheet will take
    > 2
    > to 3 minutes. I've tried uninstalling & reinstalling the printer
    > software/drives but no difference. This printer was on an XP machine and
    > when
    > printing from that it was as good as gold. I tried sharing it off the XP
    > machine to the Vista machine but got the same result... slow as a wet
    > week!
    > Has anybody got any ideas? The way things stand the Canon is virtually
    > unusable. Thanks.
    > Grant
    > --
    > Grant Turri-Petrie


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    James Guest

    Re: Printing takes forever

    It does seem that disabling the Firewall helps on my Okidata. However, there
    is no additional software here, just the built-in Vista driver. I can't
    (don't want to) leave my firewall completely down. Is there another
    exception or port I can open?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Alan Morris [MSFT] Guest

    Re: Printing takes forever

    Try file and printer sharing

    Make sure you don't have two firewall applications (or enable the ports on
    the other application as well).

    If that fails please start a new post since you are not using a Canon
    driver.

    --
    Alan Morris
    Windows Printing Team
    Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/search/?adv=1

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    "James" <James@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:41D0D10B-CC62-40AE-803F-7DCA9BCA4DBD@xxxxxx

    > It does seem that disabling the Firewall helps on my Okidata. However,
    > there
    > is no additional software here, just the built-in Vista driver. I can't
    > (don't want to) leave my firewall completely down. Is there another
    > exception or port I can open?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Grant Guest

    RE: Printing takes forever

    Thanks for your help... I really appreciate it. Thanks again.
    --
    Grant Turri-Petrie


    "Grant" wrote:

    > Hi all, got a problem that I hope someone can help me with. I'm running Vista
    > Home Premium and have just installed a Canon LBP5000 Colour Laser. It works
    > okay but printing anything takes forever... A colour picture can take up to
    > 5mins to print and a simple paragraph in black on a single sheet will take 2
    > to 3 minutes. I've tried uninstalling & reinstalling the printer
    > software/drives but no difference. This printer was on an XP machine and when
    > printing from that it was as good as gold. I tried sharing it off the XP
    > machine to the Vista machine but got the same result... slow as a wet week!
    > Has anybody got any ideas? The way things stand the Canon is virtually
    > unusable. Thanks.
    > Grant
    > --
    > Grant Turri-Petrie

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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