I rechecked Device Manager and everything was OK.
Since the computer is working fine with the exception of "found new printer" at startup, and all my computer maintenance is up to date, I have ruled out a SP2
I came across the following Tech Note (at bottom) at the Microsoft site and tried it. While it did not fix the problem, I thought this information would be beneficial to others.
NOTE: After a re-ran "Registry First Aid" and cleaned up the remaining obselete and incorrect files, the "found new printer" window appeared at a different time during the start up sequence. (At the beginning and not at the end of the sequence.)
As previously mentioned, even with all the hardware and printer software removed I still get the "found new printer" message at startup.
In summary, the problem appears to be caused by a corrupt registry file. If anyone has an idea how to find it, please let me know. Thanks.
THE FOLLOWING IS FROM THE MICROSOFT ARTICLE:
Title: "The New Hardware Wizard May Detect the Printer Device After Every Restart of the Computer." #298370
This problem may occur if one of the following conditions is true:
• The printer driver does not use Plug and Play for its installation.
• The following registry key has become damaged:
To use Registry Editor to remove the damaged registry key, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
3. Locate and click the following registry key:
4. Right-click the registry key, and then click Delete.
5. Under Confirm Key Delete, click Yes.
6. Close Registry Editor, and then restart your computer.
When Windows XP restarts, it will detect the printer and install support for it. After the printer is installed, it will no longer be detected each time you start Windows XP.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.