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Why does my computer 'Find New Hardware' for my printer every time I boot?

Why does my computer ‘Find New Hardware’ for my printer every time I boot?


Had a good friend ask me this one recently. Turns out it’s covered by this Microsoft Knowledgebase Article.

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4 comments on “Why does my computer 'Find New Hardware' for my printer every time I boot?”

  1. everytime I switch on or reboot my computer and try to print a document, my epson stylus colour 740 starts cleaning itself. I have had to change cartridges very often and tried what I feel is everything but it still continues. Can you help ? Many thanks

  2. Actually the printer resetting itself on reboot is not unexpected – it may not actually be cleaning itself, just resetting. Mine HP does something similar.

  3. In my case, I am using a Samsung printer and everything seems fine until now. Try to reset your settings and focus your attention on the pop up message, disable it… Cleaning might also solve the problem as well as checking the ports.

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