Printing garbage at startup

  Obie-Wan 21:25 11 Jan 2003
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  Obie-Wan 21:25 11 Jan 2003

When I power on my laptop, the printer starts printing garbage. I delete the spool file, and after about 2 minutes it starts printing again.
Deleted the printer and re-added, but problem still persists. I am running windows XP.

  Lú-tzé 21:52 11 Jan 2003

How about having the printer switched off until you need it? Sorry it is not more helpful, but have you tried that?

  JGAULD 22:12 11 Jan 2003

Was there not a virus recently that one of the side effects of was your printer taking on a life of its own?
I can't remember for the life of me what it was called, but if you have upto date virus protection and have scanned recently you can discount this. Just a thought.
J.

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