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Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers Wrote:
> Does it do this if you do not install the printer?
> Best of Luck,
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> "jscout" firstname.lastname@example.org wrote in message
> I am running windows xp home (gateway 300s) w/ SP2 and have the
> following problems:
> 1. when I power up the machine, XP will not start properly. It will
> keep trying but nothing happens. The only way I can get it to start
> when a DOS screen appears, I toggle to a setting that says something
> like "start windows from the last good configuration" (the last
> settings that worked). If I select this option, xp will start and I
> can use the machine normally.
> 2. Becasue of this I cannot install a local printer. I can install
> brother MFC-5440CN and use it during that session, but if I power
> and restart, the "new hardware wizard starts and trys to re-install
> drivers. If I dont re-install every time, the printer will not show
> in the printer folder.
> This computer was a gift from a friend, so I am trying to get it
> running in tip top shape...Please help!
yes. Any time I power down and re-start the machine, I can only "start
windows from the last good configuration" (the last known
settings that worked). I think it is a spyware/malware issue, but I
have tried everything I know to do...(see other post by this user
titled "system restore will not work".) I dont mind wiping the slate
clean, but I am not sure if this will fix my problem.
I had this same problem with a Compaq PC and a lexmark printer all in one.
No matter what I did, (reformated and reinstalled windows, tried different drivers, bios update ) nothing worked!!!! Finally, Compaq and Lexmark both agreed that the bios in the compaq was not compatible with that printer. Very rare that this happens but it did happen! So I jsut had to buy a new and different printer. I gave the all in one to a sister of mine and it worked for her.