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IM HAVING TROUBLE CONNECTING MY PRINTER TO MY COMPUTER.I CANNOT FIND A LPT PORT. WHEN LOOKING IN MY DEVICE MANAGER AND CLICKING ON COM\LPT THERE IS NO LPT PORT THERE.WHAT DO I DO AND CAN I FIND A LPT PORT?  MY COMPUTER IS A  AUTHENTIC AMD 16RAM AND MY PRINTER IS A HP  672C. ANYONE PLEASE HELP AND THANK YOU.
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Question by:FRONTOSA
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by:Otta
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Install the software for the HP672C printer,
and it will create the LPT port.
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by:vikiing
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Check BIOS setup to see if parallel port is well defined.
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COMMENT TO OTTAS ANSWER TO PRINTER QUESTION    OTTA TOLD ME TO INSTALL SOFTWARE FROM PRINTER BUT I ALREADY DONE THAT AND SOFTWARE WONT FULLY INSTALL BECAUSE OF MISSING LPT PORT .THANKS ANYWAY
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Go to the BIOS and Enable LPT1, use EEP or ECP as the protocol, this should enable the port in windoze 95.
Install your printer software, if during installation you get a message telling you that there's no comunication with the printer answer ignore and continue. This error is because you don't have a bidirectional cable or because the port is not set as I told you.

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by:aei6
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Try hand installing a LPT port. Go to control panel, add new hardware, don't search automatically, and select port, com or lpt. Choose LPT. I used to lose my com ports all the time and had to reinstall them. Never tried with an LPT, though it was an option.
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