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Epson Printer Driver

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I have an Epson Printer mod # LQ570 ESCP2 which I know
works ok. I tried to add it to Win95 but it has the following problem on test page: beeps 3 times, prints 4 lines of garbage and page feeds. I tried the following:
1-both of win95s LQ570 drivers
2-turned spooling off
3-made it the defalt printer
4-tried Epson's home page for driver downloads, but they don't list this printer.
5-I have the original driver on a 5 1/4" diskette which was previously infected with a virus.
6-now what?
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Try the Alternate Lpt.vxd File

There is an alternate Lpt.vxd file that resolves the problems:

The alternate Lpt.vxd file is located in the Drivers\Printer\Lpt folder on the Windows 95 CD-ROM.
This file is also included in the self-extracting LPT.EXE file.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Software Library:
"Lpt.exe"
For more information about downloading files from the Microsoft
Software Library, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: ARTICLE-ID: Q119591
To install the alternate Lpt.vxd file, follow these steps:
1.Using Windows Explorer, rename the Lpt.vxd file in the
Windows\System folder to Lpt.old.
2.Copy the Lpt.vxd file from the Drivers\Printer\Lpt folder on   Windows 95 CD-ROM to the Windows\System folder on the hard disk.

                             -or-

Download the Lpt.vxd file from the Microsoft World Wide Web
site to an empty folder, and then copy it to the
Windows\System folder on the hard disk.
3.Restart Windows 95.
Note that the alternate Lpt.vxd file has the same file size and date as the original file. The version number of the alternate Lpt.vxd file is 4.00.503 or 4.00.951. You can determine the version number by using the right mouse button to click the Lpt.vxd file, and then clicking Properties on the menu that appears.
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1.Connect to the Microsoft Web Page at the following address:
http://www.microsoft.com/
2.Click Support.
3.Click Search the Knowledge Base.
4.In box 1, select "Any Product."
5.In box 2, type "kbfile and <FILENAME>.exe" (include the word
"and" but do not include the quotation marks).
6.Click Next.
7.Click the article title to open it and read the complete
description of the file.
8.When you're ready to download the file, locate and click file
name to download the file.

NOTE: You may need to scroll the article to find the file name.
9.In the dialog box that appears, click Save As. Select the
destination folder (the floppy disk drive or the folder you want to download the file to) and click Save.

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