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Lexmark Optra E+ Printer w/ Win95 OSR2

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Dear all experts,

   Recently I have bought a Lexmark Optra E+ Printer. It works fine with my WinNT 4.0, but when I installs it under
Win95 OSR2, problems occur...

   The printer just prints "occasionally". No matter what applications I choose (e.g Word, Excel, Netscape), it just print out something "sometimes". At most of the time, it won't print out anything.

   I see that the print job is being spooled in the print queue, but it just disappears without anything printed out..

   I am sure that the printer does not have a problem in itself (because it works fine under WinNT and self-test). I have installed the latest driver from Lexmark...but still no use....

   Anybody who have similar experience, pls help... :~~~

Thank you very much.
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by:jsouth
ID: 2013168
Try under printer properties to change your spool to print directly to the printer. If that doesn't work, are you on a network?
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by:jrhelgeson
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What is your machine's configuration?
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by:Static
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I have tried all the possible options mentioned in the Win95 help
(including print directly to printer), and I am not on a network.
My printer is directly connected (without switch box) to my lpt1.
(In fact, my printer works fine under MS-DOS prompt.
 e.g. copy filename.txt lpt1:)

In case it will help, my machine is a K6-233 w/ Asus TX-97X
motherboard, running win95 OSR2.
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by:jrhelgeson
ID: 2013171
Start your computer in safe mode, then enter device manager to delete any/all parallel ports listed.

Then reboot your computer and let it add that port again.
Make sure your are not experiencing any address, irq, or DMA conflicts.

ALSO, have you tried a different printer cable?  is this cable bi directional?

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by:JBURGHARDT
ID: 2013172
Did you install newest drivers for this printer using drivers for win95
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by:Static
ID: 2013173
yes...
after I change a new printer cable, it works fine now!

at first, I don't believe that it's a cable problem because the
cable is included in the printer package...
now it turns out that even the cable shipped with the printer is problematic. -_-!
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jrhelgeson earned 400 total points
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Glad I could help!
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by:Static
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Thank you very much...
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