Parallel Ports: PC doesn't start with scanner or drive plugged in.
Posted on 1998-10-17
I've got a clone PC, Win95b, LPT1 is an add-on parallel card and LPT2 is the one on the motherboard: it was a right royal pain getting the IRQs right for these, so I hope I won't have to fiddle with them.
I've got a Syquest Sparq drive (LPT1), HP5100 scanner and HP LaserJet 6L (daisychained on LPT2). They all work together pretty well, but: the computer will not power on if the scanner or the Sparq drive are plugged in. I need to unplug them, start the PC, then plug them in as it boots.
I suspect it's a power supply issue: any hints?