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Recently I attempted to install a new parallel port for my external ZIP drive.  I ran into all kinds of device conflict problems and created more problems by trying to fix it myself.  I ended up formatting my hard disk and reinstalling Windows 95. Now when I go to the control panel and click on network neighborhood, no window opens. When I tried to reinstall my printer and clicked on add new printer, no window opens.  What have I done?  
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by:smeebud
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Please see at http://www.geocities.com/~budallen/
Under "Error Messages and Fixes"
"Device Manager"
"Change Settings with Device Manager"
Plus,
"Assorted Categories"
"Create/Reinstall Comm/LPT Ports"

Too much to post, lemme know.

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Bud
http://www.geocities.com/~budallen/
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Hi,

   Your Control.exe 'could' be corrupt.  Extract the original from the win95 CD.  Go here to find out how:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q129/6/05.asp
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I just remembered that I've seen this happen when DirectX drivers
were installed.
Do you have DirectX, and what version if any??

Wadda think dankh/

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Bud
http://www.geocities.com/~budallen/


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Check and see if all your *.cpl files are installed. You should find at least 19 cpl files in "WINDOWS\SYSTEMS". Check if any are 0(zero)k in size. If none are found then reinstall win95.
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You can rename then extract all your .cpl's.
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Control Panel Files [CPL's]

Access.cpl=      Accessibility properties
Appwiz.cpl=      Add/Remove Programs properties
Desk.cpl=          Display properties
FindFast.cpl=     FindFast (come with MS Office for Win95)
Inetcpl.cpl=       Internet properties
Intl.cpl=            Regional Settings properties
Joy.cpl=            Joystick properties
Main.cpl=          Mouse properties
Mlcfg32.cpl=     Microsoft Exchange Service properties
Mmsys.cpl=       Multimedia properties
Modem.cpl=       Modem properties
Netcpl.cpl=        Network properties
Odbccp32.cpl=   Data Sources (32-bit ODBC)
Password.cpl=    Password properties
Sysdm.cpl=       System properties
Themes.cpl=      Desktop Themes (available with Microsoft Plus!)
TimeDate.cpl=   Date/Time properties  

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Bud
http://www.geocities.com/~budallen/
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It sounds like the second printer card is conflicting with other devices in the system.  Pull the card out and try the running the PC.  You may have to reinstall again.  If everything works, stick the card back in and restart.  Check the new card, it should NOT be set to INT 7, address 0378.  Does the instructions with the new card tell you how to set the card manually to a new INT and address???  Or is the card Plug and PLay - if it is P&P, is your computer P&P.  The bottom line is check the instructions, if you do not understand the information in the instructions, ask that question.
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