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printer woes: won't recognize LPT 1!

By randerson7 ·
I am installing an Epson Stylus Color 900 on a Windows 98 machine with celeron processor. The monitor begins but disappears after a short time with no document in que.

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by TheChas In reply to printer woes: won't recog ...

Check that the printer port is set to EPP/ECP mode in either BIOS settings, or by expanding the ports branch of the tree in system properties.

Next, make sure that you have an IEEE 12XX complient printer cable.

Also, many modern printers do not work well when used with switches.

Chas

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