Re: cannot get a printer to work - possible BIOS problem?

Re: cannot get a printer to work - possible BIOS problem?


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Posted by JH on October 21, 2001 at 23:09:48:

In Reply to: cannot get a printer to work - possible BIOS problem? posted by Paula on October 21, 2001 at 22:48:06:

: Hello: I have a Venturis FX 5133, 133 Mhz Pentium, 96 Mb RAM, 1 Gb HardDrive, Phoenix BIOS date 08/15/97. I can't get any printer to work on it. My local computer friend is stumped and said "BIO doesn't recognize LPT 1 on boot. Printer will not work re: 1)initialization error and 2) communication problem." Any ideas on how to get a printer to work on this? The printer port is integrated to the motherboard -- so there's no gray ribbons inside linking them. Is it possible the printer port is not soldered in right? Has anyone ever heard of that happening? I have tried different printers, different printer cables, removing the printer port and reinstalling it. I've run out of ideas. Thanks for your help.
: PLPanz@yahoo.com

Have you checked the printer settings in the CMOS setup? See if you have an ECP/EEP setting and bi-directional communication. Then install/reinstall printer as usual. Post here if you still have a problem.


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