I had exactly this problem. Only when connected to network.
Problem resolved (finally)!) by new printer softwarre from HP for all models
of printer. PCL5. Let me know if you need more help.
> I am printing on a small two-computer network -- from a Vista Home Premium
> Toshiba laptop to a Compaq laptop running XP. I have two HP printers
> connected to the Compaq. When I connect a printer directly to the Vista
> laptop, all printing functions respond normally.
> However, I when try to print through the network - from the Vista laptop via
> wireless or lan cable - the following occurs:
> When I send a Word document to print it can take as long 15 or seconds or
> more for the print dialog box to appear. When you press OK to print - it is
> delayed another few seconds. If I make a minor change in the Word document
> and then try to print again, the printing dialog box takes about half the
> time to appear - around 6-7 seconds.
> I get the same response when I go to look at the page setup settings in
> Word. It takes 10 - 15 seconds for the page setup dialog box to appear.
> Interestingly, once it appears - I can close it and when I try to open it
> again, it will open immediately.
> Can someone please make suggestions or recommend settings changes I can make
> so that I can print normally from the Vista machine on the network?
> Thank you,