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Bad LPT port?

By sharon ·
The computer is a P4, 1.7 GHz, Windows 2000. The printer is a minolta page pro 1100. Windows printing works fine, but I can't get anything to print from DOS. I've tried printing from a command prompt, I've tried removing the lpt port from device manager and letting it reinstall, I've tried changing from ECP to ECP+EPP, I've tried changing printers, and I'm still getting nothing....I ordered an lpt card from our hardware guy, but it usually takes a few days for parts to come in. Does anyone know of anything else I could try while I wait? Thanks a lot!

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by TheChas In reply to Bad LPT port?

Have you tried installing the DOS printer driver?

DOS never imagined Laser printers.

You can download the drivers and manuals form here:

http://tinyurl.com/420z

If you are trying to print from a DOS box inside Windows, you may need to setup the shortcut to install the DOS driver for the printer.

Chas

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by TheChas In reply to Bad LPT port?

Another concern for DOS mode printing on 'newer' computers, is that DOS may not be able to navigate through the chipset structure to the printer port.

If your printer port works fine under Windows, there is nothing wrong with the port itself.

The one advantage you may get from a plug-in card, is that it may come with a DOS mode driver, and /or DOS may be able to access it better than the on-board port.

Chas

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by cglrcng In reply to Bad LPT port?

After doing what The Chas said, then try this script link & LPT2;
http://www.swynk.com/winscript/DOCS_MapLPT.asp

Good Luck.

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by csmith In reply to Bad LPT port?

Not all printer drivers will do DOS under Win2000 with ECP.
Change the port to SPP or EPP.
The problem usually is with the DMA mechanisation.
That means no DMA for it to work under DOS.
There is nothing wrong with the hardware.
This is a software problem.
Regards, Chris

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by Dynamo2003 In reply to Bad LPT port?

The printer in question does not support printing in DOS. Check manfacturer's website.

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