When selecting "print" from any program, there is a long delay before printer selection

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When selecting "print" from any program, there is a long delay before printer selection

January 3, 2013

By: Rutledge Daugette

 
 

When you hit "print" in Office, Adobe, or any other program, does it take 30-45 seconds or more to come up with the printer selection screen? Chances are, an offline printer is affecting the performance of your printing.

To solve this issue:

In XP:

  1.  Go to Printers and Faxes
  2. Highlight any "offline" or "unable to connect" printers
  3. Hit the Delete key, or right click and select Delete
In Windows 7:
  1.  Go to Devices and Printers
  2. Highlight any "offline" or "unable to connect" printers
  3. Hit the Delete key, or right click and select Delete
This should solve the issue. If not, please let me know so I can provide further fixes!