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Print from dos but not from windows

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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Print from dos but not from windows

by guy In reply to Print from dos but not fr ...

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.

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Print from dos but not from windows

by steve.doig In reply to Print from dos but not fr ...
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Print from dos but not from windows

by Dennis@l In reply to Print from dos but not fr ...

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.

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Print from dos but not from windows

by steve.doig In reply to Print from dos but not fr ...
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Print from dos but not from windows

by tuck46 In reply to Print from dos but not fr ...

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.

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Print from dos but not from windows

by steve.doig In reply to Print from dos but not fr ...
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Print from dos but not from windows

by ec364 In reply to Print from dos but not fr ...

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<FILENAME>."

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Print from dos but not from windows

by steve.doig In reply to Print from dos but not fr ...
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Print from dos but not from windows

by dmiles In reply to Print from dos but not fr ...

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

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