Solved

Star LC-10 doesn't print

Posted on 1997-03-06
1
295 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-14
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  
0
Comment
Question by:ajstemp
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
sergio010697 earned 180 total points
ID: 1764255
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.
0

Featured Post

PeopleSoft Has Never Been Easier

PeopleSoft Adoption Made Smooth & Simple!

On-The-Job Training Is made Intuitive & Easy With WalkMe's On-Screen Guidance Tool.  Claim Your Free WalkMe Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A project that enables an administrator to perform actions within a user session context not just at the time of login but any time later on day(s) or week(s) later.
There are many software programs on offer that will claim to magically speed up your computer. The best advice I can give you is to avoid them like the plague, because they will often cause far more problems than they solve. Try some of these "do it…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows DVD Burner through its features and interface. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question