When I save a file out of Illustrator CS4 as an AI, EPS or PDF file it takes about 30 seconds for the Illustrator save options dialogue box to pop up. It does not matter how small or large the file is. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Illustrator with no sucsess. This just started happening within the last week with no changes to my system.
So, lets start with that. Tell us about your system, hardware and OS software. Have you added any printers lately?
Yes, the other day we received a new (network) printer at work and I installed the drivers for it on my laptop. Forgot about that!
That was it! I changed my default printer back from the new network printer and the delay is gone! Thank you so much for your help.