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Windows 7: Stuck on Starting Windows when printer plugged up


15 Mar 2010   #1
mldardy

Windows 7
 
 
Stuck on Starting Windows when printer plugged up

My computer always gets stuck on the 'Starting Windows' screen when I have my printer plugged up to my power surge protector. I currently am on Windows 7. This also happened on my last computer which had XP. Is there something that I can do so I don't have this problem anymore. Do I need to plug my printer into a separate outlet instead of into a surge protector or is there a setting or something that can be adjusted to stop this from happening.

This is my first post on this board obviously so I didn't know what section to put this in so I apologize in advance if this is in the wrong area.


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15 Mar 2010   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

It could be a power supply issue. however, when you say that your printer is plugged into the power outlet, is it also plugged into the computer? and is it a usb connection or parallel port?
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15 Mar 2010   #3
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

If it is connected via a USB or parallel port I reckon this might be an older printer that is trying to use the wrong driver! Does the printer work on this PC at all.if so what sequence works for getting the printer and PC to be on at the same time?
Have you tried an alternative power source. I doubt it will make any difference but worth a try if only to eliminate that!
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15 Mar 2010   #4
mldardy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
If it is connected via a USB or parallel port I reckon this might be an older printer that is trying to use the wrong driver! Does the printer work on this PC at all.if so what sequence works for getting the printer and PC to be on at the same time?
It is connected via USB to the computer. The printer does work on this PC. I have a surge protector where I have the printer, pc, modem, and router all plugged into it. When I first turn on the surge protector the monitor comes on and then I turn on the pc. The printer is turned off but plugged into the surge protector. Then the screen gets stuck on 'Starting Windows'. I have to unplugged the printer from the surge protector or turn on the printer to get the pc to move on from 'Starting Windows'
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15 Mar 2010   #5
mldardy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
It could be a power supply issue. however, when you say that your printer is plugged into the power outlet, is it also plugged into the computer? and is it a usb connection or parallel port?
The printer is plugged into the surge protector where the computer is plugged in at.
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15 Mar 2010   #6
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Check your boot device priority in the bios. If "removeable devices" or usb device are at the top, pull them down. Put cd/dvd drive at the top, followed by your hard disk drive. Save settings and exit. Restart computer with the printer plugged in as usual.
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15 Mar 2010   #7
mldardy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Check your boot device priority in the bios. If "removeable devices" or usb device are at the top, pull them down. Put cd/dvd drive at the top, followed by your hard disk drive. Save settings and exit. Restart computer with the printer plugged in as usual.
I will check it. How do I get to the boot device priority in the bios? I have not had to mess with this before.
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15 Mar 2010   #8
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

There is usually a boot tab. If so, go to it, and the boot order should be there.

It's hard to give detailed instructions on navigating through the BIOS, as there are a ton of different ones.

Often the space and arrow keys are used.
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15 Mar 2010   #9
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Go through this tutorial. Its very simple.
Boot Priority - Change - Vista Forums
The screens will be different depending on your computer.
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15 Mar 2010   #10
mldardy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Go through this tutorial. Its very simple.
Boot Priority - Change - Vista Forums
The screens will be different depending on your computer.
Thanks will try when I get home tonight.
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