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Printer Not Recognized By Vista

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#1 kirotank


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Posted 09 August 2008 - 10:36 AM

I use my lapyop at work and when I get to the office I'll plug in my Brother Laser (usb) to the laptop. Sometimes it doesn't recognize the printer and no matter what I do it will not install. Other days I plug it in and it works fine. What gives? Tried plugging b4 and after boot. Sometimes installs a copy1 brother ptinter. Sometimes won't even respond to the usb terminal plug in. Anything else plugged in jump, ext hd, etc. are fine.

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 10 August 2008 - 06:32 PM

When it doesn't work, next time go to Device Manager and look for yellow exclamation points by the USB controllers. Also check the Event Viewer for any irregularities that happen around the same time
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