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Hard Drive/Printer conflicts


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jeangfl

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I have installed a new Seagate hard drive (120 Gig) and a new version of Windows XP home - after my 18 month old HP Pavillion a450n hard drive crashed and burned! Now my Minolta Laser 1350W printer (new in November '05) won't connect after resart and/or shutdown - I have to uninstall and reinstall my software! And my brand new Epson cx7800 printer/scanner has stopped scanning. The computer won't recognize the scanner software although the printer works. Is there something about the new hard drive that is causing these conflicts? Please help! This is driving me crazy! Thanks. Jean G :tazz:
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Welcome to G2G Jean. Apologies for the delay in replying to your topic.

Can you tell me which interface both of the two devices in question use? i.e are they both USB & if so, so you have them connected directly to USB ports or are they connected through a USB hub?
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Hello Samm - Thanks for the reply, I think I have "cured" the Epson problem (it is USB connected) but can not seem to figure out the Minolta - it is connected through a serial port - they are both connected directly to the computer - THANKS! Jean
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Re. the Minolta then, can you explain exactly what you mean when you say it won't connect after a reboot please?

Also, correct me of I'm wrong but I believe that that particular model has both USB & Parallel interfaces. Have you tried setting it up using the USB connection instead?
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