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Printing takes forever

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Grant

#1
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
 

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J

James

#2
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
 

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Alan Morris [MSFT]

#3
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 Computer

J

James

#4
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?
 

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Alan Morris [MSFT]

#5
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
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> 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?
 

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G

Grant

#6
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 Computer