Missing LPT1 port
Posted on 1997-03-03
For some reason unknown to me, Windows 95 no longer acknowledges that I have a LPT1 port. As you might imagine, this make printing from Windows 95 somewhat inconvenient.
How do I know it's missing? Device manager refuses to list it in the "Ports (COM and LPT)" section of its output. The printer I have connected to LPT1 no longer works through Win 95, though I can still get it to print when I'm using DOS.
What would I like? I'd like someone to tell me how I can persuade Windows 95 that I have a working LPT1 port so I can again send output to it. It would be extra nice if the solution did not involve a Windows 95 re-install. :-)