This article was previously published under Q324173
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On a Microsoft Windows 2000-based computer, you may experience one or both of the following symptoms:
If you print one or more very large documents, parts of your print job may be missing.
If you try to print a document in Enhanced Metafile (EMF) format, the document may not print.
Note These symptoms may occur more frequently if you are printing the same page repeatedly.
This problem may occur if the EMF spool file becomes larger than 500 megabytes (MB). This may occur if a mapped file view is not deleted. The mapped file view may not be deleted for optimization reasons.
Service Pack Information
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table:
Date Time Version Size File name ----------------------------------------------------- 24-Jun-2002 09:22 5.0.2195.5907 222,992 Gdi32.dll
To work around this problem, change the printer setting for output to RAW format instead of EMF format. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
268093 HOW TO: Force printers to spool RAW data type files in Windows 2000
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.
For additional information about how to obtain a hotfix for Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
265173 The Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Product
For additional information about how to install multiple hotfixes with only one reboot, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
296861 Use QChain.exe to Install Multiple Hotfixes with One Reboot
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP1, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP2, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP1, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP2, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP3, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP1, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP2, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3