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Printer won't print in DOS

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by froman, Jun 1, 2001.

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  1. froman

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    I have a software program that I run in MS-DOS mode. It used to be on an HP Brio. It printed fine. Well the Dept. Bought a new Compaq deskpro. When you go out to Dos Mode(Start-Shutdown in MS DOS Mode) and try to print the machine will lock and all you can do is power off the machine.

    Here is extra info
    It will print if I use F8 and use Command Prompt Only.
    It will print using dir >>lpt1 in a Dos Prompt window
    It will not Print in MS DOS mode using dir >>lpt1(pc will lock)
    I have updated the Bios on Compaq's request. They have been of no help. Kept pawning me off saying its not a problem we would have in our database.

    Thank you to anyone who might have suggestions
     
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