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Printing through USB cable in MS-Dos

By ask_anurag ·

I have a printer which is connected with the Windows XP Locally.I don't have a parallel cable and i am using USB cable.I want to print some data from MS-DOS so how do i print through USB cable.

I would appreciate if someone assist me on this issue.

Thanks and Regards.

Anurag Goswami.

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by valis In reply to Printing through USB cabl ...

you mean you are booting to dos?

or print from a dos window?

probably can't if you are IN dos, if print doesn't work, copy paste to a doc

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I don't know if USB cables work with DOS. First, try reinstalling the printer and make sure you click 'Yes' when your asked if the printer can print from DOS-based programs. If that doesn't work, then use a parallel cable.

Good luck.

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by RCOM In reply to Printing through USB cabl ...

Try using the capture feature in the printer's properties. If you capture it to LPT 2 then set your DOS based software to print to that port it should work. Don't use LPT 1 because that's the physical parallel port in the PC.

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by ozi Eagle In reply to Printing through USB cabl ...


I'm not sure if you are running the program under DOS or in a virtual machine under windows.

If you are using DOS I suspect the problem is that there are no USB drivers in DOS, as these are loaded when windows loads.
I have the same problem with an USB mouse when I run disk copy / backup programs like Drive Image. I have a serial mouse that I plug in when using DOS.
I don't know (and haven't looked) if there are DOS drivers available for USB.

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by ozi Eagle In reply to Printing through USB cabl ...

Hi again,

I've just stumble across the following, which may help.


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