Our new compaq Deskpro can't print
Posted on 1997-09-26
We bought a new Compaq Deskpro 2000 5/166 but can't print correct (only rubbish characters) while running in Win95.
Following are the status:
Printer is HP Laserjet IIIP and the print driver is also HP Laserjet IIIP.
All application print rubbish while running WIN95 via LPT1(ECP), but when print to file, I can copy the file to the printer in MS-DOS mode (not DOS prompt) and printed correctly, so the WIN95 print driver is correct and the physically printer port is no problem.
Also print correctly when in MS-DOS mode.
I think it should be the spooling problem or the printer port driver (in device manager) problem.
I had been tried/switch all spooling setting in the printer properties (including selected print directly) and printed, but still have same result.
There are no any error signal in the device manager.
In the device manager of ports, I only have the ECP printer port and COM1.
No any more device detected by Win95.
I tried to add printer port (not ECP) and removed the ECP one, but can't print (Also tried adjusted the address & IRQ).
I also tried to change the printer port Address/IRQ/DMA setting in the Compaq CMOS setup, but same result.
Expert, any IDEA?? Please try to comment. Thanks.