I have two printers that I'd like to use w/ XP: HP Laserjet 3100 and a HP Deskjet 712c. I've used these two in the past w/ 98 and ME.... and I used a data switch (despite the fact that they all warn NOT to use such). I had to go to HP to get an XP install cd to make the d*rn LaserJet work properly... that is now in good shape. However, I can't seem to get the Deskjet to work. I've: *uninstalled the printer and let XP 'autodiscover' it *tried the original cd that came w/ the printer... (no dice) *I've gone into the bios and tried every setting imaginable... for the Parallel port setting, ECP EPP, etc...... ARG! *I have gone out to HP to see if they would be so kind as to have an updated driver (nada... they say use the XP autoinstall) *I've taken the d*rn data switch out of the equation (still nothing) *I've checked to see if my IWILL board settings for the IRQ/etc. is consistent with what XP thinks is there... and it is in sync.... I can reboot 5 times and have the printer work 1 or 2 out of 5 times..... it does appear that when I change the Bios that the printer will work (for JUST that initial session... when I reboot again, it won't work). ANY SUGGESTIONS? I'm about at the end of my rope. Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions!