Printer card issue in xp



Lindsay Cripps
07-09-2005, 10:30 PM
Added a 2 port parallel card ( Skymaster) to a dual boot system running 98se
& XP Pro on two hard drives (C & D)
I installed the drivers in 98 after the system picked up the ports (LPT2 &
LPT3) then installed the printer on LPT2. Printed from the printer ok.

I then installed the drivers in XP after the printer picked up the
ports.Once again the ports (LPT2 & LPT3) appeared in device manager as PCI
EPP/ECP parallel Port (LPT2) & PCI EPP/ECP parallel port (LPT3) under ports.
Also PCI 4018 Multi-I/O Adapter under Multifunction adapter.All look good at
this stage.

However when installing the printer neither LPT2 or LPT3 are available under
ports to use. Even installing using plug & play the system identifies the
printer but the installation fails because the port cannot be found.

Can someone offer some advice here please.


Lindsay

Cari \(MS-MVP\)
07-09-2005, 10:30 PM
In the Device Manager, under the LPT ports, are they both set to Enable
Legacy Plug and Play?
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Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging



"Lindsay Cripps" <gtext_nospam_@alphalink.com.au> wrote in message
news:uho0OP$bFHA.3464@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Added a 2 port parallel card ( Skymaster) to a dual boot system running
> 98se
> & XP Pro on two hard drives (C & D)
> I installed the drivers in 98 after the system picked up the ports (LPT2 &
> LPT3) then installed the printer on LPT2. Printed from the printer ok.
>
> I then installed the drivers in XP after the printer picked up the
> ports.Once again the ports (LPT2 & LPT3) appeared in device manager as PCI
> EPP/ECP parallel Port (LPT2) & PCI EPP/ECP parallel port (LPT3) under
> ports.
> Also PCI 4018 Multi-I/O Adapter under Multifunction adapter.All look good
> at
> this stage.
>
> However when installing the printer neither LPT2 or LPT3 are available
> under
> ports to use. Even installing using plug & play the system identifies the
> printer but the installation fails because the port cannot be found.
>
> Can someone offer some advice here please.
>
>
> Lindsay
>
>
>
>
>


Printer card issue in xp