asked Mar 5, 2008 at 4:36pm
Epson Epson Stylus CX5400

Epson CX5400/Windows - Delay before printing


I have an EPSON Stylus CX5400 All-In-One that I have had for a few years. The trouble with it is that whenever I try to print a document, there is a delay of about 30 seconds before the printing starts. The printer makes no indication that is receiving a document until then. I decided to try and troubleshoot the problem today and so far have had no success. Anyway, here is some information that could be useful in troubleshooting:
-I'm running WinXP Home
-Printer is connected through USB. Switching USB ports produces the same behavior.
-Setting documents to spool or print directly to the printer has no effect.
-Version information is version 5.40
-This printer is shared over my home network. It is installed as a network printer on my WinVista laptop, and when I print from there, the printing starts immediately. Go figure.

Anyway, I hope someone more knowledgeable than I has the solution to the problem. Thank you!