Win2000 PC wont retain default printer.....

  SDJ 09:35 11 Feb 2004

I have a Win2000 machine and I have set the default printer as the LPT1 printer which is a Lexmark laser printer.

Ever since installing an HP deskjet on the usb port it always defaults to that one. I have chenged the default in "Printers" and it retains this during the day but on re-boot it switches back to the deskjet.

Any suggestions?

  Diodorus Siculus 10:38 11 Feb 2004

Check what is listed under the startup tab of MSCONFIG (if you have it installed with Win2k).

Or get MikeLin's startup control panel applet and disable whatever HP startup is doing. click here

  SDJ 11:39 11 Feb 2004

Thanks mate, I will give that a go.

  SDJ 20:17 17 Feb 2004

I have disabled all programs in the startup relating to the HP printer but it still wont retain the default printer setting on the Lexmark.

> I have a Lexmark laserprinter on LPT1 and an HP Deskjet on USB
I want the Lexmark to be the default printer, I have set this but whenever the computer reboots it switches back to the HP as the default printer.

Any suggestions?

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