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Thoughts on computers: Turn peripherals on, then computer

By Joyce Coomer

While turning on computers this morning, remembered something I was told when I first got a computer . . .

Turn on everything but the computer, then turn on the computer, as computers look to see what is attached to them and on as part of their "waking up" process. If a printer or scanner, etc., isn't on before the computer is turned on, it may not recognize it.

I have followed this advice for years and when I occasionally forget to turn on the scanner, the computer won't recognize it until I turn everything off and start over. This may be the cause of some people's printers not working, a complaint I hear quite frequently.

- Joyce M. Coomer

This story was posted on 2015-09-17 09:34:22
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