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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    perhaps its setting the reg key while the driver is still part initialized might be worth making the script that adds the reg key wait say 30 seconds cant harm
    Ohh - now there's an idea. How do I do that then?

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    depends what type of script youre using batch file
    @ping 127.0.0.1 -n 10 -w 1000 > nul
    pauses for 10 seconds i believe vbs i honestly cant remember most of my vbs scripts are ripped off altered and merged ones other people have done lol

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    It's a batch file....I'll try it tomorrow
    *runs off to email herself at the other school to remind!

    Thanks

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    HI

    There is also the sleep command have a look here Batch file SLEEP Command - Windows XP and DOS it used to be used in nt and 2000.

    Richard

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    Arrrgggh, cp2025s - nooooo!!!!!! Go to the HP website and get the network express PCL6 driver - it's a known issue with the drivers off the install CD and this driver solved our identical problem.

    LINKY

    It says 2020 series but it's the right driver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Arrrgggh, cp2025s - nooooo!!!!!! Go to the HP website and get the network express PCL6 driver - it's a known issue with the drivers off the install CD and this driver solved our identical problem.

    LINKY

    It says 2020 series but it's the right driver.
    Thanks - I will - but why would 3 work and one not?

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    There's no rhyme or reason - in our case two pcs were perfectly happy to print to a networked HP CP2025, another in the same room was so slow and kept losing its connection to it and the express driver solved the issue. Found a bit on the HP forums where others had experienced the same problems.

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    sounds like the pushprinterconnections.exe is kicking in... especially as you say it takes 10 seconds

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    Right - have solved the issue after some pointers from you lovely people. I tried the delay and it didnt work so even though the printer worked fine when in normal use without the batch file, I decided to copy the .reg file from one of the other printers that does work with the batch file. (before following the advice to change the printer drivers)
    Lo and behold, the batch file now works, the printer is defaulting to black and white, and it is visible!
    I have NO idea what corruption in the files could have caused that result...would love to know but it is fixed now so I will back away slowly.....



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