Missing printers causing long boot times?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Hollis Paul, May 26, 2010.

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  1. Hollis Paul

    Hollis Paul Guest

    A Vista Business 64-bit was booting fine until an Epson printer decided

    that the ink was low, put a two page document into the queue, and never

    operated properly since. We first deleted the printer object,

    connected to another printer on another workstation, and were able to

    print. But that failed on the second attempt to print, so we waited

    for the refurb Lexmark to arrive. The Lexmark works fine, prints like

    a champ, but the boot still takes forever.



    Is there a log that I can look at to determine if time is being lost

    while the boot process looks for the old Epson printer of the shared

    printer on the other workstation? Is there a registry key that could

    have outdated printer data?



    The network is provided by a SBS 2003 installation at SP1.



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    Hollis Paul

    Mukilteo, WA USA
     
  2. Chuck

    Chuck Guest

    On 5/26/2010 2:06 PM, Hollis Paul wrote:

    > A Vista Business 64-bit was booting fine until an Epson printer decided

    > that the ink was low, put a two page document into the queue, and never

    > operated properly since. We first deleted the printer object,

    > connected to another printer on another workstation, and were able to

    > print. But that failed on the second attempt to print, so we waited

    > for the refurb Lexmark to arrive. The Lexmark works fine, prints like

    > a champ, but the boot still takes forever.

    >

    > Is there a log that I can look at to determine if time is being lost

    > while the boot process looks for the old Epson printer of the shared

    > printer on the other workstation? Is there a registry key that could

    > have outdated printer data?

    >

    > The network is provided by a SBS 2003 installation at SP1.

    >

    > --

    > Hollis Paul

    > Mukilteo, WA USA

    >

    >


    Many of the Epson printers have several modules that may not have been

    removed properly. Depending upon the exact model, a "cleanup" utility

    may be available on the Epson support web site. Other models require a

    full install/uninstall, driven by software included on the support CD/DVD.

    As to registry entries, the first search term to try is epson. I'd print

    a text copy of these entries, so that references to "sub entries" are

    readable, and thus actionable.
     

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