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    Print from dos but not from windows

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    by steve.doig ·

    I can print from dos but not from windows98.
    What should I be looking at?
    I have the drivers for windows and dos
    installed on the computer, which match the
    drivers on the previous computer which had he
    printer running correctly.

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    • #3776500

      Print from dos but not from windows

      by guy ·

      In reply to Print from dos but not from windows

      Check the Printer Folder, Right Click on your printer, check its the default printer.
      Check the properties then check the Ports Tab LTP1 is checked, check the Advanced tab, try ‘print directly to printer’ button.
      Check the Device Settings tab to see it matches your printer.
      Be ruthless and re-install your printer.
      Check options from inside the Application e.g. Word, Print menu.
      Try logging on as another user e.g. an administrator.

    • #3776478

      Print from dos but not from windows

      by dennis@l ·

      In reply to Print from dos but not from windows

      Uninstall printer, reinstall printer, do not install dos drivers. Install only windows drivers, if it works ok and you want to print from dos, then open printer properties, details, port setting, select spool to MS-dos option.

    • #3777517

      Print from dos but not from windows

      by tuck46 ·

      In reply to Print from dos but not from windows

      If the computer you were previously running was win95, you may need to get some diferent drivers, otherwise you will probally need to uninstall and reinstall the printer.

    • #3777410

      Print from dos but not from windows

      by ec364 ·

      In reply to Print from dos but not from windows

      Make sure that your Printer Port (LPT1) is not disabled. Click Start/Settings/Control Panel. Double-click System. Click on Device Manager tab. Click the + sign on left of Ports (Com & Lpt). Click on ECP Printer Port (LPT1). Click on Properties button.

      Make sure that “Disable in this hardware profile” is not checked.

      … or make sure that the printer port is not set to print to a file. Check Properties of printer. Click Start/Settings/Printers. Right-click the printer. Click Properties. Click the Details tab. Make sure that “Print to the following port” does not say “FILE: C:\.”

    • #3777316

      Print from dos but not from windows

      by dmiles ·

      In reply to Print from dos but not from windows

      Reinstall the printer and use a generic driver during setup,and see if it works,then from printer properties to update driver.also check
      From Start Menu,choose Settings and then click printers
      Right-click the icon for your printer and then click Properties
      Click the Details tab,and then click Spool Settings
      In the Spool Settings dialog box,select Raw from the Spool Data Format list
      Click OK

    • #3779121

      Print from dos but not from windows

      by greene ·

      In reply to Print from dos but not from windows

      Since you fail to mentioned the type of printer that you have, I will assume that it is an HP, if not this should still work. If after re-installing the drivers and or printer software and it still doesn’t work. Just install drivers for the HP LaserJet 4 printer. This driver seems to work for most HP printers except the ones that are color.

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