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paralle port problems

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by sonboa, Nov 16, 2001.

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  1. sonboa

    sonboa Thread Starter

    Nov 16, 2001
    has anyone seen this message?"the parallel port is in the old"spp"mode. if so how do I switch modes?
  2. swwelsh


    Jul 7, 1999
    You change the mode in the bios setup, usually under 'integrated peripherals' or something similar. There are three modes you can pick, and sometimes there are various 'combo' modes. Spp the standard port, Epp (enhanced parallel port) is bidirectional, which some printers need, Ecp (enhanced capabilities port) uses a dma channel in addition to the bidirectional communication. See what mode your device needs and try the different settings to see which works best.
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