Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65
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'