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Print in Windows 98 from Dos Application

By sabatogz ·
We have a older accounting program that was written for dos, but we are running the program in a dos window in Windows 98 (Computer B). Previously Our HP4100 Printer was connected to two computers (A & B) with a Belkin Auto Parallel Switch, which was working ok but we had some data lose due to a long parallel cable on computer (B). I have since installed nic cards in both computers (A & B) and into a simple hub. Now when we print from the dos program in a dos window in windows 98 (Computer B) the print job does not send till we exit the program. HP tech. Support is out of options. Note: the Printer is physically connected to (Computer A) and shared. (Computer B) uses the share on (Computer A) to print. Both drivers are installed on the computers.

Any Ideas?
Thx

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by grbeckmeyer In reply to Print in Windows 98 from ...

Edit your SYSTEM.INI file, under the section "[network]" add the entry "PRINTBUFTIME=10", and also add the same entry under the section "[IFSMGR]". If one of theses sections does not yet exist, you will have to add it yourself.

If you have any questions, search Microsoft Technet for Q140036 and read the article "Slow network printing from MS-DOS based Programs"

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by grbeckmeyer In reply to Print in Windows 98 from ...

You will need to reboot after making those changes in your system.ini

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Print in Windows 98 from ...

Fixed the problem.
Thx.

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by sabatogz In reply to Print in Windows 98 from ...

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