Strange computer problem
March 10, 2008 11:31 AM Subscribe
Strange computer behavior. If printer is on prior to booting the system the external harddrive is not accessable. If the printer is powered up after the system boots it forces a reboot and the external drive is no longer available. WTF?
posted by paulboc to computers & internet (6 answers total)
System specs P4, 2.4 GHz, Intel D845PESV motherboard, 1GB RAM, 40GB main drive, 200GB external drive in a Dynex USB enclosure, UPS.
Prior to replacing my previous HP LaserJet with the current HP LaserJet 1022 there was no problem. This started from day 1 after the new printer was installed. I un-installed the printer and re-installed the printer. No help. Major PITA. Since both devices are USB connected I suspect the root cause is a failure on the motherboard. I tried switching the USB cables around; no help.
Any suggestions/comments or tips would be welcome. Thanks