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network card killed lpt1 port

By larrytor ·
I installed a sohoware network card on my machine it installed fine (running ME) since i installed it I cant print from lpt1 if I look at the system setting in ME it doesn't look look llike there is any conflict.PS i tried the printer on another computer with the same cable no problem.

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by TheChas In reply to network card killed lpt1 ...

Plug and play doesn't always work the way it should.
Here are a few ideas.

1. Try re-installing your printer driver. Look for an update at the mfg web site. It may just need to set things up differently with the network card present.

2. In printer properties, make sure that Windows did not set the printer to use the network connection instead of lpt1.

3. In device manager, click on My computer, and then properties.
Look at the IRQ and DMA settings.
If the network card and lpt1 are sharring any of these settings, it might be the source of the printing problem.
If they are sharing an IRQ, restart the computer, and enter the BIOS setup. (Del, or an F key).
In the Plug and Play section, set reset configuration data to enabled.
While your in setup, make sure that the printer port is set to the correct mode for your printer.
Save settings and exit.
This will allow Windows to change some IRQ assignments. If the network card has jumpered IRQ settings, you would need to shut down fully, and change them first.

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by larrytor In reply to network card killed lpt1 ...

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by csmith In reply to network card killed lpt1 ...

This is not a hardware problem.
Your hardware is fine.
The network card software has just redirected the output of the printer spool.
Regards, Chris

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