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My HP windows 7 desktop keeps losing the connection to my parallel Laserjet 5

Pavilion Elite HPE204f
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

My HP windows 7 desktop keeps losing the connection to my parallel Laserjet . The only solution seems to be to disconnect & reinstall the computer.  This works for a short time & then disconnects again.   This originally did not happen - some auto software upgrade or something has caused this ti happen.  This disconnect seems to happen in a shorter and shorter period of time.  Any solutions or recommendations? email [Personal Information Removed].  Thank You

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My HP windows 7 desktop keeps losing the connection to my parallel Laserjet 5

When it happens Restart the Print Spooler to see if it helps.

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My HP windows 7 desktop keeps losing the connection to my parallel Laserjet 5

Do you have an actual parallel port on your PC or are you using a USB-Parallel adapter. I have found the reliability of that connector type poor and usually advise clients to purchase a Parallel-Network adapter such as an external HP Jet Direct or models from Startech or TP-Link. 

If USB check the USB settings in device manager and make sure that Windows cannot turn the power off to that port.

 

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My HP windows 7 desktop keeps losing the connection to my parallel Laserjet 5

Thank you for your response - my feeling was it had something to do with the  USB-Parallel adapter

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My HP windows 7 desktop keeps losing the connection to my parallel Laserjet 5

Thanks for the response.  I tried this several times bue the connection would not hold & no longer works at all.

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My HP windows 7 desktop keeps losing the connection to my parallel Laserjet 5

Worked for a while but No longer woks

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