hello I have similar problem - when I connect and install printer HP LaserJet 1018 it correctly works. When I switch it off for a few days and then turn it on again (still connected to USB), it doesn't work again. System (XP PRO) cannot recognize this device and when I go to the hardware manager and run new HW detection it opens dialog "Searchin for new defices..." and nothing new come to me. Only when I unplug the printer, system hide this dialog. Please can somebody help? I thing next important notice is that this PC is still on. I am switchnig off only the printer.