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There is an article published by Microsoft on what to do if your computer displays 'Found New Hardware' for your printer every time you boot.

Why does my computer 'Find New Hardware' for my printer every time I boot?

Had a good friend ask me this one recently. Turns out it's covered by this Microsoft Knowledgebase Article.

Article C2096 - July 3, 2004 « »

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Mike
September 9, 2004 1:39 AM

everytime I switch on or reboot my computer and try to print a document, my epson stylus colour 740 starts cleaning itself. I have had to change cartridges very often and tried what I feel is everything but it still continues. Can you help ? Many thanks

Leo
September 9, 2004 7:20 PM

Actually the printer resetting itself on reboot is not unexpected - it may not actually be cleaning itself, just resetting. Mine HP does something similar.

michael horowitz
October 5, 2004 6:54 PM

I fought this same fight with a Samsung printer. The problem and solution is documented here:

http://www.computergripes.com/samsung.ml4500.html

samsung 315
August 10, 2009 5:11 PM

In my case, I am using a Samsung printer and everything seems fine until now. Try to reset your settings and focus your attention on the pop up message, disable it... Cleaning might also solve the problem as well as checking the ports.

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