Rubbish printed on start

When I start my machine (running Windows95) I always get a 'rubbish' page (with smileys, arrows, etc.). I just installed a new HP LJ 6P with the latest drivers and the problem persists. The rubbish is sent just before the Windows background is shown.
Ruud van der HamAsked:
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TimCaturaHouserCommented:
I have had lots of grief with HP's latest drivers with Win '95.

Example, Networked HP lasers and Ink Jets getting files sent to another user.

Assuming your probem is NOT the drivers, but a setup problem, it would be because you have something selected, such as the driver version that does Postscript.

IF is it your drivers, (latest not always being the greatest), try installing Windows native drivers, such as HP5 and see if your problem goes away. Also be sure to check your autoexec.bat and prehaps your config.sys for a behind the scenes hp call.
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Ruud van der HamAuthor Commented:

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rjhowardCommented:
Is there anything in your autoexec.bat file that does anything with the printer?  Is this a parallel printer?
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stuartc010297Commented:
That's the driver loading.
At the win95 screen, hit the ESC key and see what is happening exactly at the time the printer is working

Try booting with the printer off, then turn it on later
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stuartc010297Commented:
additional to my last comment..
The rubbish page is the printer buffer clearing itself as the driver is loading
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jruckerCommented:
Hold down the F8 key right after the "Starting Windows 95" message at boot. This will allow you to single-step through each driver/VxD that is loaded. Note when the printer lights start blinking as it recieves data. I suspect a problem with Plug and Play, involving the hardware connection to the printer.
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