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Solved: Printer seems to be hogging the parallel port.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by BIGALX58, Jan 21, 2007.

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  1. BIGALX58

    BIGALX58 Thread Starter

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    I've had a Canon scanner and printer for about 5 years and both worked without a hitch. The other day I scanned a doc to be printed and it went fine except when I tried to scan and print another doc right afterwards... I got an error code 0x00060800 and a message saying that '...parallel port may be used by another application...' The only way I can get things to work is to reboot the computer. Canon customer service suggested I do the following: ...set printer to 'print directly to printer'...'set parallel ports to ECP'...I also set the printer port Resource filter settings (in Device manager) to either 'never use an interrupt' or 'Use any interrupt assigned to port'. None of these things have made any difference. All drivers are up to date. As an experiment I disconnected/connected the printer and I was able to scan/print the second doc. I've also scanned the ECP port for hardware changes. What else can I do??:(
    Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Truthfully, I'd buy a PCI parallel port board and stop trying to share the port with the two devices. I could probably fill a book with all the issues I've seen over the years with this arrangement.
     
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    I'm not familiar with what you suggest. Is it easy to set up and inexpensive? I just don't know why these things happen all of a sudden!!
     
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    OK..Thanks...I will try that.
     
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