LASER JET 5P

LASERJET 5P PRINTS OUT 40 PAGES OF RUBBISH WHEN INITIALLY STARTED.  WHAT CAN CAUSE THIS USING WINDOWS 2000?
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Pete LongConnect With a Mentor Technical ConsultantCommented:
Id tend to agree!

The 5P is a bit long in the tooth theese days! is it a "Salvaged" from work printer?? if so you might want to consider swappping out the printer cable, older "bitronics" leads can cause problems like this (are you seeing lots of little smiley faces and playing card symbols??)

If after reinstalling the drivers and swapping the cable, it still dont work

Pop the sides open and make sure theres no SIMM memory fitted in there, if there is remove it and try again.

Make sure your parrallel port is set to either ECP or EPP in your BIOS settings

good luck
Pete
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Rob StoneCommented:
Get new drivers for Windows 2000, then try again.
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rabi9634Commented:
Definitely sounds like a driver problem.  Generally, when you first start the printer, it will print out a welcome page.  Bad driver = bad printout.  The printer might keep doing it until a good test page is printed.

If you're sharing this printer on a network, remove share properties.  Another system may be configured to print w/ a generic driver (I've had the same problem at my company before).

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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
ThanQ
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