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Chapter 29. When Windows Won't Work: Tro... > Dealing with Applications That Won't... - Pg. 347

When Windows Won't Work: Troubleshooting Common Problems 347 Make sure the printer is available.In the Printers and Faxes window, highlight the printer icon and then select File, Properties. In the Advanced tab, make sure the Always Available option is activated. If the Available from option is activated, instead, and you can't change the times that the printer is available, you'll need to print again when the printer is available. Increase the "timeout" values.Some printer drivers will only wait so long for a job to print before giving up. If you're printing large or complex documents, you may be hitting the wall of these timeout values. To change them, highlight the printer icon in the Printers and Faxes window, and then select File, Properties. In the Device Settings tab, see if there's a Job Timeout setting. If so, and it's not set to 0 seconds, click the setting and change the value to 0. If that doesn't solve the problem, return to the Device Settings tab and increase the value of the Wait Timeout setting (to, say, 600 seconds), or set it to 0. Miscellaneous Program Problems A program tells me it can't run because it requires an earlier version of Windows. If a particularly stupid program tells you that it will only run under some older Windows version-- such as Windows 95 or Windows 98--you can grant the silly thing its wish by doing the following: 1. 2. 3. 4. Click Start, find the program's icon in the Start menu, right-click the icon, and then click Prop- erties. Display the Compatibility tab. Activate the Run this program in compatibility mode for check box. Use the list below the check box to choose the version of Windows that the program has a hankering for.