John, thanks very much for your reply and for your attempting to resolve this for me. It is a minor nuicanse, and one that I can live with if I have to. I'm just concerned that I might wear out the USB connector in the printer from unplugging it once or twice each day. After many months, the the copper contacts may get worn away!
I thought of one possible cause which I am going to explore as time permits. I use a shipping program from UPS called "UPS World Ship", and it may possibly be causing my problem. Even when the main program is not launched, I believe there are drivers, including a printer driver, that is always active in the background. If I get this resolved, I will post it here in this forum.
Thanks again for your assistance!
No, I'm sorry, we don't have any idea why this is happening. This is the first time we've heard of this problem. I would like to apologize since I know this problem is more than annoying for you. I wish that I had an answer for you, but I don't. I'll do more research into this problem, but I can't promise you that I'll be able to find the root of it.
No, I have nothing else running besides XP. It's a very basic system that connects the 6100 through a USB port, and I print only from programs within my computer. In other words, the printer is not shared, and I am not on a network of any kind (except for a wirless receiver/router for Internet access). If this problem originated in my computer, then I believe that I would see a similar problem when connecting other equipment to a USB port, but I do not. I also tried switching to a different USB port and the problem still continues to happen.
How many Windows XP clients do you have? Do you have other clients running something other than Windows XP that you can connect to the Phaser 6100 with? I am trying to determine if this is a problem with our Xerox equipment or if it's related to Windows or if something else is happening on your client(s).
It's a 6100.
I would like to try and help, but there are a lot of Phasers in the 61xx series. Can you tell me specifically which model you have? Is your Phaser a Phaser 6110, 6115, 6120... etc?
Once I know which model you have, I can try to resolve the issue that you are having.
Does anyone have any ideas what might be causeing this? I have no problems with other equipment plugged into my USB ports. Only my 6100 printer has this peculiar problem.
I'm running Windows XP, and I have the latest printer driver installed for the Phaser 6100. My problem is, my computer does not recognize the fact that I have a printer connected to the USB port until I unplug and then re-plug in the USB cable in the back of the printer. I need to do that only one time after rebooting the computer. From that point on, the printer works fine. What's going on here? Is there something in software that I can fix so that I don't need to unplug the USB cable each time I reboot the computer?