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Star LC-10 doesn't print

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Background info:
I am currently running NT4.0 WorkStation on a Pentium90,
containing a modem(IRQ7), netcard(IRQ10), soundcard(IRQ11), CD-ROM(IRQ15).

Problem:
I have installed a Star LC-10 printer on the parallel port(using IRQ5)
My problem is that I can't get it to print anything at all.
When trying to print a testpage or a document from notepad, all I get is an error message saying:
Error writing to LPT1: for Document Untitled - Notepad: The device is not ready.
In the printer status window it says that the printer is off-line, but that is not really the case, because the on-line light is on! While trying to print, the printer resets itself in periodic 5 second intervals. I have no trouble getting it to print under DOS or Linux. The parport IRQ does not show in the WinNT diagnostics/resources, allthough it shows under the I/O-port and devices option.
I can't see any conflicts with other devices.

Hope you can solve this one!

Anders  
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Are you sure your system is configured correctly to LPT1?
Go to printers(folder), then right click on your printer, select properties/ ports(tab) and check if the coorect port is enable.  You can try to install a friend's printer to the same port and check if it works. Also check the driver or try a newer one.
Good luck.
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