Problem ‘Epson drivers responding slowly on MS Windows7 OS’ solved Leave a comment

We have a number of clients running Microsoft Windows7 OS complaining that their Epson printer drivers are responding very slowly :

Now after working on this problem for what seemed like weeks downloading drivers, firmware and every thing else you can think of €”the problem seems to be a corrupt file that should be a few Kb rather than a 30 odd Mb.

Go to C:Program dataEpsonPrinter and delete the file EPAUDS01.AUD
(don’t worry, it will automatically create another file to replace it)

Shut down the computer, then restart and open a program you were having a problem printing with. Attempt to print as normal. If it still lags, Close out of that Application and then reopen it again.

You should now be up and running 🙂

Its worked on three problem computers now.
So good luck and happy printing.

One other point. If you can’t find the files in question, they may be hidden system files. Here are the instructions to make them visible :

How To Show Hidden Files in Windows 7

* Click the Start button
* Open Control Panel
* Then go to Folder Options
* Click the View tab
* Check Hidden files and folders: Show all files and folders
* Uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
* Click Apply and then “OK “

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