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.

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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