Printer takes a long time to start printing and even preview takes a long time
Problem: Your parallel-port printer takes a long time to start printing. Even the preview takes a long time to show up.
Cause: This is due to improper configuration of the parallel port in the BIOS.
Solution: The preview time may be long because of the file being heavy. However, if a light file such as a text file takes too long to preview, then the program you are viewing it in is not correctly installed. Try reinstalling the program. In order to speed up the printing process, go to your BIOS, and under ‘Communication Ports’, select the parallel port and configure it as ECP + EPP.