Re: [NTB] Wake Up Printer
- Hi Steve,
Thanks for the reply.
>>>. I've solved the problem by copying and pasting fromNoteTab into MS Word and printing from Word whenever I
want to print something out, but that's just a workaround,
I guess, not really a "solution". <<<<<<
In my case, when I have tried pasting to Word, the print failure persists. A
complete re-boot is always required to get the printer to respond.
>>>.sometimes when this happens, if I tell NoteTabonce again to print, *then* it prints. <<<<<<
I always get the "retry" screen when the printer hangs, but clicking "retry"
is never any help. Canceling the "retry" screen and attempting a second or
third print is equally ineffective.
>>. it's as though I hadn't printed anything. Nothing goes intothe printer's queue,<<<<<<
I'm wondering if anyone knows of some trick involving the device manager or
some other system tool that will "unhang" a printer when it's not accepting
files in its queue.
This question looks like it isn't strictly NTP-related and, therefore, should
be continued on the Off Topic list. I monitor that list all the time and will
respond if any continuation of this thread continues in (
> Steve LaMantia wrote:other interesting thing is that sometimes when this happens, if I tell
> Hi, Ray.
> Pushed to quantify, I'd say about one time out of three or so. The
NoteTab once again to print, *then* it prints. (Kind of like a child;
gotta be told twice! Hah! :-) But other times, it won't print even if
I tell it repeatedly to print.
>NoteTab. I solve the problem by rebooting the computer. It is a
> -- Steve
> > Ray Shapp wrote:
> > Hi Group,
> > About once or twice a month, my printer becomes invisible to
Brother Multifunction printer (model MFC 7000) which is always connected
to a phone line for faxes and for use as an answering machine,
therefore, it doesn't have an On/Off power switch.
> >Steve, Ray,
> > I'm running NTP v4.91 on a Win98 PC.
> > Can anyone suggest another less disruptive way to wake up the printer?
> > Ray Shapp
> > Watchung, NJ
You probably won't want to hear my guess, I presently use Win98 also,
and I'm going to guess both printing problems are related to inadequate
I was, and still am, a fan of small utilities that run as TSR's in the
I've had printing troubles, similar to yours, display problems of
different types and several other things.
Running fewer memory resident apps releases resources and helps a lot.
Trimming out some of these and keeping your hard disk defragged will
help a great deal.
I used to start having trouble after a couple of hours of activity,
after trimming some TSR's I 'may' not have to reboot at all during the
day. I boot up around 7:00-7:30am every day and shut down, usually,
- Hi HRS,
>>>> I'm going to guess both printing problems are related to inadequateresources.<<<<
That's definitely a possibility. If I were to close some big applications
without re-booting, would that wake up a hung printer, or is it irretrievable
once the printer freezes?
Thanks for the insight.
> Ray Shapp wrote:applications
> Hi HRS,
> That's definitely a possibility. If I were to close some big
> without re-booting, would that wake up a hung printer, or is itirretrievable
> once the printer freezes?Ray,
> Thanks for the insight.
> Ray Shapp
> Watchung, NJ
I'll respond here but lets take this OffTopic, it's not directly related
to NoteTab usability.
Yes, that may help, also opening and closing one or two other
applications might help. It's kind of like memory CPR, kick it around
to get it going again.
Other items I recall helping: If this applies, You don't need the memory
resident -printer control interface icon- in your tray, the printer
starts just fine without it, and, if you're using a mouse control that
adds an icon to the system tray you don't need that either.
One thing you may lose, though not necessarily so, is mouse wheel
scrolling, small price to pay for not having to reboot several times a day.
One other, seemingly counter-productive item. I use a memory utility
called RamIdle, there are others. Ramidle have a choice of what to
display in the system tray and I display a resource meter.
By getting used to and using the resource meter count you can watch for
the critical percentage area and try the memory CPR methods before you
actually start having too much trouble.
Although I'm not the greatest of MS fans, I've been told that XP, for
the most part, solves the resource problem.
Zdnet has a nice gui utility, StartCop, to show and let you control most
of the things you have running in the background, You can temporarily
disable, or, remove these items from the Startup menu. Here's the link.