Default printer changes automatically
Posted on 2004-03-24
I recently reinstalled Windows 2000 on my PC (including complete re-format of disk, so there is no "junk" left over from previous install). Then I added a network printer (Epson C84) via "Add Printer"; this printer is attached to one of the 4 PC's in my small network. Later, I bought and installed a new printer (Epson RX500) ... it is connected directly to the USB port of the PC on which I reinstalled Windows. I can print just fine to either printer. BUT ... even though I set my default printer to be the RX500, it keeps getting changed to the C84.
I've tried to troubleshoot this a bit myself, and I haven't been able to tie the "switch" to any particular application or action on my part. It doesn't happen at boot. If I shut down w/ the default printer set to the RX500, and reboot, the default printer is still the RX500. But ... get this ... I used my pc for about 30 minutes after a reboot; before I walked away I checked the default printer and it was still the RX500. Two hours later I came back to my PC, and now the default printer is the C84!
I'm stumped. Help.