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Printer Frustration -- Need solution

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thefish

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Here is the senerio...

I have a small office network with 2 computers and 1 printer. 1 computer is a desktop the other a laptop.. desktop running Win XP Pro, laptop running Win XP Home.. Printer is Minolta Page Pro 1250W laser. Currently working with a wired network.

On the back of the printer there are 2 ports.. LPT and USB.. LPT is connected to the desktop and the USB is connected to the laptop. Everything works just fine... but as soon as I reboot the desktop, the printer no longer works. I have to uninstall the printer, reboot the desktop, then reinstall the printer. Then it works just fine..

If I reverse the cabling, it doesn't matter how many times I reboot the desktop, it works fine... same with the laptop.

I have reinstalled the OS, I have uninstalled and reinstalled the LPT port.. someone mentioned to me about rolling over the registry, But I am not famillar with that.

What I would like to find out, if anyone has any insight as to what I can do to remedy this problem...

I am waiting for US Robotics to replace my wireless router with printer port and hopefully I can just print via the network, but until that happens, I need to use the printer this way..

Please let me know...

Thank you

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thefish

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I went to Micro$oft, but I couldn't find anything that related to the problem that I currently have. I posted a message on their newsroom forum and we will see if that will work..

Thank you for the advise..

Fish
 
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thefish

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It has been determined that the LPT port is bad on the desktop. I will try to get a new one to see if that is the problem.
 

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