asked Apr 10, 2009 at 10:16am
Hp HP DeskJet Plus

Laserjet 4 Plus prints sometimes but not other tim

I'm running Windows XP. I have an HP Laserjet 4 Plus with just 49,000 pages on its "odometer." Sometime when I hit the PRINT command it prints, but other times it does not. I have noticed in Control Panel > Printers & Faxes that sometimes I see my Laserjet 4 Plus twice. One is marked with a (2) indicating it is the second instance of the printer. If I delete that instance and reboot I am able to print. It seems that anytime I unplug the USB cable and later plug it in again it loads the drivers again resulting in more than one instance of the printer, thereby causing the problem I'm having.

Does anyone know how to deal with this problem?

Stop unplugging the cable.

Get a USB hub.

The problem is with XP, not the printer.
by Stephen on Apr 10, 2009 at 6:40pm Add comment
Thanks, Stephen. I'll take your advice. - Anonymous