Every time I turn my brand new Dell V725w printer on, it runs an alignment test. It prints the standard colors then on the screen it says "make sure A4 or letter size paper is loaded and press ok". Why does it have to run an alignment test every time? Shouldn't this be saved once it runs successfully? This is a stand-alone printer, but I am using with a new laptop that came with Windows 7 Home, but I upgraded to Windows 7 Professional. I just downloaded the 64 bit driver and will try that.
What is the make and model of the computer that was upgraded to Windows 7 professional?
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I did not install the operating system. I purchased the laptop new from Dell with Windows 7 Home already installed. I then upgraded to Windows 7 Professional. Other than usual Microsoft updates, I have not made any other changes. I have downloaded 3 driver updates from Dell, but have not had time to install yet; will be doing that later today.
Sometimes when you upgrade, the drivers don't completely install.
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Thanks for your help, however the drivers installed fine and the network & firewall communications are not blocked. The printer works fine. The problem is when I turn it on, it runs and alignment test every time. This should not be necessary as it should be saved in memory.
Are you using Dell Series cartridges?
If you just got this printer, I would contact Dell.
I have an earlier model and if I turn the printer on, it cycles, then Eco-Mode puts it in a sleep/standby mode. When anyone needs to print, it wakes and prints in about 30 seconds.
This seems to be a firmware issue . Try updating the firmware. Also try doing a printer load defaults. It does'nt seem to be a driver issue as you said it does it everytime it is turned on. Please reply to the post if you found any solutions.