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Printer will not print

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by samspade12, Jan 21, 2002.

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  1. samspade12

    samspade12 Thread Starter

    Jan 21, 2002
    I have a compaq notebook that has win98se and will not print in any windows application. It gives a printer error. It will print in DOS and will take a setup and works using a zip drive parallel port connection. I have not been able to get into the BIOS. Compaq suggest F10, but that doesn't work. I do not have a restore disk. I see a possible solution in reinstalling windows. However, the unit will only take a floppy drive or a cd-rom, not both at one time. Any ideas.
  2. richardp


    Jan 11, 2002
    Create a startup disk from control panel>add/remove programs and then format your hard disk (make sure you have save anything valueble on floppy or CD-R or zip. Put the startup disk on and copy all the files to the hard disk, and then run setup from the hard disk (make sure your CD-Rom is in at this time) and then take it from there
  3. slipe


    Jun 27, 2000
    Many computers use the Delete key. It usually tells you what key to use to enter setup when it first starts to boot. Press the key a couple times a second as it attempts to boot.

    Make sure you have all of the drivers you need from Compaq if you are going to install from a Windows CD. The drivers are normally on the restore CD.
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