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Off Topic: xp wants to install printer that's not there & INSTALLED printers cannot communicate now RRS feed

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    Each time I boot the computer, I get the plug & play popup saying it has found new hardware (printer).  I have two printers already installed, however, now they cannot communicate with the computer.  Both printers use USB, so I tried changing to a usb port that I knew was working - still no communication.    I ran the 'test' within the printer, so I know the printer works.  I also tried using new usb cords.  This system was operating 'normally' up until about 10 days ago.  I have a youngster that likes to play games at Yahoo.com, crazymonkeygames.com  & neopets.com as well as frequently visiting YouTube.  I have virus protection & I scanned the computer with housecall, which gave me a clean bill of health.

     

    Any ideas?

    Thursday, December 13, 2007 3:26 AM

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