Windows XP Pro will NOT boot unless printer is connected

By Wittyservant525
Sep 11, 2006
  1. I am looking for a way to fix my problem. I have 2 computers and want to connect both computers to 1 printer. One computer has Windows XP Pro and the other one has Windows XP Home. The XP Home computer will boot up regardless whether a usb printer cable is connected or not to the computer. My XP Pro computer will NOT boot unless the usb cable is connected to the printer. Is this a BIOS issue or something in Windows I need to change?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    "Will not boot" means what? Doesn't power on? Fails to complete POST? Fails to boot an operating system? Windows boot process hangs?
  3. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    I think this could perhaps be because the pc acts as a print server. I have no experience with them or anything, but might be worth looking into.


  4. Wittyservant525

    Wittyservant525 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Will not boot

    I guess I should have clarified about will not boot starts out fine, but then it stops when it starts booting into Windows.
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