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CPU freeze when try to print. Not when nozzle check though.

by Sparkadelic / May 5, 2005 2:06 PM PDT

Well title says it.

Windows 98
compaq presario 5000
Epson Stylus 760 printer

I try to print, the printer starts to suck the paper in and then it stops and freezes. If I do a nozzle check and clean it all works with no freezing.

That is where I am really confused, and it was with 3 different formats/files I was trying to print so it is not just a one bad file or format I am trying to print.

Thanks and sorry if I did not provide some info. Just tell what else you may need to know, thanks a lot!

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Uninstall, reboot, reinstall printer
by Blue_Zee / May 5, 2005 5:30 PM PDT

For starters.


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by Sparkadelic / May 5, 2005 11:06 PM PDT

ya, I tried that a few times previously. Thanks .

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I just checked the 2 paper the printer spit out after restarting. On the nozzle check, my color is really bad...needs cleaning. But on the resume the very first line and the top half of the letters on the second line printed and I guess that is when it froze! Not sure if tht info is helpful, but there it is.

Thanks again!

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The printer needs a repair
by Blue_Zee / May 6, 2005 12:57 AM PDT
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From your post it seems the printer has some problems that require a specialist.

You may have to take it to the shop where you bought it, or someone that repairs them.


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fixed it
by Sparkadelic / May 6, 2005 9:13 AM PDT

Went to Epson website and downloaded driver/installer. Everything works now, so I guess my Epson disk is bitched. Cool that it is available online though!

Thanks for the replies.

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(NT) Great! and well done!
by Blue_Zee / May 6, 2005 9:19 AM PDT
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win 98 has a way of running out of memory.
by manicoti / May 6, 2005 9:30 PM PDT

save your file first.
reopen your program
print again

if that fails, you may need new print cartriges.

also are you running a lot of stuff at one time?
(when you try CTRL-ALT-Del) do you have more than 3 or 4 things in that pop-up box?)

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