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quickcam vc parallel

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  1. safil

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    printer was originally connected to lpti port, now usb. when i try to run cam get message "device is either in use by another application or not installed properly". downloaded new drivers from website but no luck. can someone please help? do i somehow have to change the config of my lpti port?
     
  2. deuce

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    Do you have the quick cam connected before you boot?
     
  3. safil

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    yes. could this be a problem?
     
  4. deuce

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    the parallel, serial and PS/2 are not hot-swapable like USB is. USB you can plug in and out as much as you want after windows boots. With those other three, if they aren't connected at boot, then the computer won't know they are connected later and won't check. So does your post mean you didn't have it connected before starting... or you did?
     
  5. safil

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    yes, it is connected before i boot.
     
  6. deuce

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    does it have an exclamation mark (like the one abvove) next to it in system properties? (right click my computer then choose properties and click the device manager tab)
     
  7. safil

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    no, but in ports (com & lpt) there is an exclamation point before ecp printer port(lpt1)
     
  8. deuce

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    What kind of computer do you have? (and who made your motherbaord, if you know) Try downloading the drivers for your motherbaord from either website and reinstall them. Even though the parallel was working earlier when you used it for your printer, it seems now there is a problem or conflict. Either the driver went bad (files can get corrupted for no apparent reason) or when you installed the quickcam, it stole something from the parallel.


    What does the lpt say in its properties?
     
  9. safil

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    i have a sony vaio pen II. so i should try to download the drivers for my puter? the device status says its working properly. The hardware version says "not available".
    driver file details-c:\windows\system\lpt.vxd
    -c:\windows\system\vmm32.vxd(vcomm.vxd)

    any help?
     
  10. deuce

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    I meant what does the lpt (the one that has the conflict) say in properties?
     
  11. safil

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    it has an exclamation point before it and then says "ecp printer port (lpt1)
     
  12. deuce

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    but what does it say in its properties?
     
  13. deuce

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    could you list your IRQs for me...
     
  14. safil

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    sorry for the agravation. it says" this device is either cot present, not working properly, or does not have all the drivers installed (code 24}
     
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    sounds like the quickcam stole the resources for the lpt. Sorry, I don't know much about that stuff... just the basics and then some. :rolleyes:
     
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