My pc is a multi-boot system, winxp pro, English win7 and Hebrew win7. My printer is an usb Brother mfc-5440cn. The printer served me all along while using XP and for a time, with my win7 installations. Suddenly, I don't know why, none of the thre operating systems recognize my printer. I took the printer to a Brother service and it's in a working condition. I tried to install various drivers on each and every os, but to no avail.
What can cause thus strange behavior? How do I set the computer, each and every os, to acknowlege and use my printer?
Let me double check with you. Is the sequence you suggest as follows: 1. Shut down computer 2. Remove all power from the PC (it's a desktop, not a laptop) 3. Wait a while 4. Hold the switch for 15 seconds and then let the computer start.
If so, I did it, and the system still fails to recognize my printer. If not, please clarify.
I've no experience with a multi boot set up. My Lexmark 2350 was not recognised by my WXP last weekend. I tried various unplugging, using a different USB port etc and finally uninstalled it completely and reinstalled it. It's now working fine. Give it a try.