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USB (Printer) connection prevents Booting!??

  1. #1


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200)

    USB (Printer) connection prevents Booting!??


    Hi again
    ....am now aware that normal booting only achievable when my USB printer is disconnected.

    Can't begin to understand what is happening here.

    Asus P8Z68-VLX / Intel i3 2120 / Win 8 Pro 64

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    System Specs Including Printer

    Would save a lot of time.
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    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200)


    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    System Specs Including Printer

    Would save a lot of time.
    Specs updated...Thanks!
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  4. #4


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    Windows 8.0 x64


    Printer make and model?
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    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200)


    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    Printer make and model?
    Epson R300....
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  6. #6


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    Windows 8.0 x64


    So have you tried any solutions/work-arounds yet? No sense me suggesting 10 things that already haven't worked for you.


    In the meantime this site should have the latest drivers: Epson Stylus Photo R300, Drivers & Downloads - Technical Support - Epson America, Inc.
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    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200)


    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    So have you tried any solutions/work-arounds yet? .......
    Work-arounds...??....well unplugging the printer seems to sort out the booting problem!
    Have no idea why this has suddenly become an issue...have owned printer from new, and has worked fine in XP, Vista, Ubuntu, Win7, and Win8 until problem arose some days ago.
    Device manager is not indicating any problems in system.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    Just a guess , but it includes a slot for SD cards that the PC can read as a USB device?

    Perhaps your PC is trying to boot from the 'USB' slot?
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    Only thing I can suggest is disconnect the printer on both ends of the USB cable. With both PC and printer powered up, connect the USB first to the PC, then to the printer. See if it says antthing about a driver loading, new hw found etc..

    Check if updates were installed around the same time this issue popped up.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    Any update on this one? , we seem to have a lot of people asking for help , getting answers and then just disappearing right now..

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