Flaky printer connection

If after restarting the computer, the printer will not work without shutting the printer off and on.

How do I prevent this from happening?  The printer
is a Panasonic KX-P4410 on a P166 Windows 95 box.
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ivanhAsked:
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magigrafCommented:
ivanh: Is that after a WARM boot or COLD boot??
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jrhelgesonCommented:
Does the printer say anything on the display panel after rebooting?
What kind of motherboard do you have? (manufacturer, and model)
What BIOS version do you have?

The only thing I can think of at this point would be to try a different printer cable.  -- Until I get more information.
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tstaddonCommented:
I have a 4400 at home. not a lot of difference between them, but I do not have this problem.

You may need to change the Parallel Port mode in your BIOS- ECP/EPP works for me, but SPP (I think that's what it was) does not.
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ivanhAuthor Commented:
Sorry for not responding.  Been away.
Jrhelgeson: Award bios 4.51pg
istaddon: I'll check that.
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cumboCommented:
Ivanh,

This may seem silly but, I have seen it happen. Make sure the 4410 is set as the Default windows printer. Click on Start, Settings, Printers. Click on the 4410 icon once to highlight it then right click the icon. Make sure there is a check mark next to Set as Default.

Cumbo
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jrhelgesonCommented:
ivanh,
What is the DATE of your bios?
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jrhelgesonCommented:
ivanh,
What is the DATE of your bios?
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jrhelgesonCommented:
Haven't heard from you in a while, are you still interested in solving this problem?
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ivanhAuthor Commented:
Sorry for not responding.  The person is not considering
it a big deal and I have had little time to work in it.
Thanks for your help.  You guys gave me some ideas that
I had not thought about before.
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