I can attest that XP does do something very funny and IRREGULAR to printer
drivers as far as Protel and Sometimes Solidworks is concerned, I sorted it
out a while ago, so I don't have all the fix details in my head currently.

I do Know that now whenever I setup a new system I install Protel first, as
in before any printer drivers get installed and that cures it pretty good.
OK this has worked for me so far, your mileage may vary.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brian Guralnick" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 5:25 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Protel 99SE crashes when Printing PCB


> Hmmm, XP does do something funny with printer drivers.  I know that I am
> unable to delete my Epson1590 printer driver made by windows, even though
I
> have the manufacturer's driver installed as well.
>
> Installing the Adobe PDF generator, disconnecting my printers & deleting
the
> Epson guys only makes 1 of them come back after awhile, but, it does give
> the Adobe PDF generator a chance to become the default driver & forces
> Protel to use it.
>
> If you have a network printer set up, try this:
>
> right click on My Network places, select properties.
>
> right click on you local area network connection, select properties.
>
> Un-check File and Printer sharing for Microsoft networks.
>
> You may need to do this for any additional local area network connections.
>
> Reboot, set the default printer to the PDF writer driver, delete any other
> drivers & run Protel.
>
> Finish the steps in my first email, then you may turn file & printer
sharing
> back on, as well as re-install any other printer drivers you may need.
>
> _____________
> Brian Guralnick
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Steve Smith" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 4:57 PM
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Protel 99SE crashes when Printing PCB
>
>
> Brian,
>
> Thanks, Colby Siemer at Altium has me going down this path
> but I am having problems deleting one of the drivers
> (Hmm...could be the problem child?)
>
> My thanks,
> Steve Smith, C.I.D.
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Brian Guralnick [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 4:42 PM
> > To: Protel EDA Forum
> > Subject: Re: [PEDA] Protel 99SE crashes when Printing PCB
> >
> >
> > Ohhh boy, this is an oldy.....
> >
> > I cant remember what was done to fix the problem, but, if you
> > search the
> > [PEDA] archives for printer driver & crash, you will find a bundle of
> > issues.
> >
> > I do remember that Protel had some problems with true
> > post-script thru laser
> > printer drivers.
> >
> >
> > 1 fix I remember was to delete all your printer drivers from
> > the control
> > panel & install this win-PDF printer driver from:
> >
> > http://www.daneprairie.com/
> >
> > After loading / printing to pdf / saving you project,
> > re-install your true
> > printer driver & Protel should stop crashing when printing in
> > the future.
> >
> > _____________
> > Brian Guralnick
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 2:21 PM
> > Subject: Re: [PEDA] Protel 99SE crashes when Printing PCB
> >
> >
> > I've never personally experienced this problem, but I do rememeber a
> > ways back when folks were talking about updated Jet drivers for
> > print-related Protel chokes...Maybe Ian W., Brian G., Ivan,
> > Mike Reagan,
> > or Joe might know more...??? (or perhaps Daren Moore or Geoff Harland,
> > but I don't think Geoff's posted since being acquired by ProtAltium)
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Steve Smith [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > > Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 1:43 PM
> > > To: Protel EDA Forum
> > > Subject: Re: [PEDA] Protel 99SE crashes when Printing PCB
> > >
> > >
> > > I installed Protel on another system (same type box)
> > > temporarily just to see if it had the same problem. No, the
> > > problem did not duplicate itself.  I lowered the acceleration
> > > of my card and it still crashes. I am just going to have to
> > > reinstall - oh joy.  Thanks for the help.
> > >
> > >
> > > Steve Smith, C.I.D.
> > > Product Engineer
> > >
> > > Staco Energy Products Co.
> > > Web Site: www.stacoenergy.com
> > > & www.stacopower.com
> > >
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Harry Selfridge [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > > > Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 12:37 PM
> > > > To: Protel EDA Forum
> > > > Subject: Re: [PEDA] Protel 99SE crashes when Printing PCB
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Steve,
> > > >
> > > > Two things come to mind that you might try.
> > > >
> > > > First - make sure your printer driver is current.  There have
> > > > been numerous
> > > > problems that have been traced back to the printer driver.
> > > > Second (and not so obvious) - the video driver may be causing
> > > > the crash.  I
> > > > had similar problems a long time ago, and found that I had to
> > > > back off the
> > > > hardware acceleration of my graphics card to stop the crashes
> > > > in Protel99SE.
> > > >
> > > > At 05:35 AM 3/12/04, you wrote:
> > > > >Hi,
> > > > >
> > > > >Yesterday 99SE SP6 started crashing when I tried to get to a
> > > > print preview
> > > > >of a pc board.
> > > > >Whenever I try to do a print preview it displays:
> > > > >
> > > > >Access Violation at Address OCC4E544 in Module "PCBPrint....
> > > > >
> > > > >This happens for different boards in different databases. I
> > > > have tried
> > > > >replacing the PCBPrint.dll
> > > > >and the CLIENT99SE.exe to no effect.  I am about to
> > > > reinstall but would
> > > > >prefer not to.
> > > > >
> > > > >Any Ideas?
> > > > snip
>
>
>



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