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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by beachboi, Sep 20, 2004.

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  1. beachboi

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    Hi everyone-Whenever I print a document, my pc connection with the internet is lost. This forces me to reboot each time, which is really annoying. I have windows 95, cable broadband internet, and a Epson printer.
    Thx for the help.
     
  2. flavallee

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    High-speed cable is an "Always on" connection and should not disconnect when you activate the printer to print something. Contact your ISP and advise them of the problem.

    Why are you still using Windows 95? Full USB support is available only with Windows 98SE or newer, and it's much better operating system.

    What speed is your processor and how much RAM is installed? If your computer is a factory brand, what is the brand name, model name, and model number?
     
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    where did the original post say anything about usb?
     
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    It didn't. I was just making him aware of it.
     
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    I could see this happening if both the cablemodem and printer are connected via usb... and Something is flaky with either the usb card or drivers. (or 95's handling of usb)
    Do you connect to the cable modem via usb? If so, can you connect with ethernet? (its better to connect with ethernet anyways)
     
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    If he's using Windows 95, I seriously doubt that he's using a USB connection.
     
  7. garyk_52

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    I'm assuming you are using a parallel port printer, and I'm also assuming you or someone installed a ethernet card in your system. If this is the case have you gone to settings,contol panel, system, and check the interupts and see if the parallel port and the nic are trying to share the same interupt. Could be a conflict.

    Lots of assuming going on here :D

    Cheers
    garyk_52
     
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