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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by highhoney34, Jan 3, 2002.

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  1. highhoney34

    highhoney34 Thread Starter

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    i've been trying to install a lexmark printer and i cannot seem to to do it. my computer keeps telling me it cannot find an installed printer port. but when i look into my system the printer port is there what the ? am i doing wrong ,the disk that came with it won't even install i've got window's 95 and no cd. i'm not sure what to do next anybody have any answers?
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  2. Monk_

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    Can you provide some more info on your system? You may have to go into BIOS and enable the printer port. Also, do you mean you dont have a CD drive or a Win95 CD?
     
  3. mesmith

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    What printer port do you have selected it should be LPT1 if its a local port using a parallel cable. Also check in your BIOS that in the
    Parallel port option that ECP is selected and that option>>>
    Onboard parallel port is set to 378h. then save and exit and reboot system.

    Good luck
     
  4. Dan O

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    You may need a new ieee 1284 printer cable.
     
  5. highhoney34

    highhoney34 Thread Starter

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    my computer is a dell optiplex gxm 5100 pentium
    i have a cd but no windows95 disk
    thanx for the advice i'll try it
     
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