printer offline with Windows XP Home Edition

  dripv 16:21 04 Dec 05

I have a Brother MFC-4820C printer connected by USB port to my PC operating Windows XP Home Edition. The printer status periodically changes itself from "Ready" to "Offline". When "OFfline" the printer cannot receive print jobs. The only way I have found to fix this is to manually return the status to "Ready" in the Printers and Faxes window and then reboot the PC. Can I stop this automatic changing of status and/or change status back to "Ready" without having to reboot the PC?

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