I bought a new Epson printer after having a junky Lexmark for 8 years, problem is that the Epson is USB connected whereas the Lexmark had the old printer cable. I have alot of free USB 2.0 ports on my Dell, but when the new printer is plugged in, the computer won't recognize any external HDD's or flash drives inserted afterwards. The USB mouse and keyboard work fine, but the removable drives do not. I figured it might have been a Drive letter designation problem as the Epson has a card reader built in, but after switching the letter, it is still an issue.
So anytime I have to transfer files to my memory stick, or External HDD I have to unplug the usb from my printer first. Has anybody had this problem or know of any solutions I should try?