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HOW DO YOU CREATE A LPT PORT UNDER WINDOWS NT HOW CAN I DO THIS......?
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by:TimCaturaHouser
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Assuming you have the port actually installed, and free of conflicts, go Control Panel, System, and use the Add New Hardware Wizard.

If it doesn't work, it is either because of a conflict in the port settings, or not compatable hardware. I have not seen a incomptable parallel port yet......
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by:willie1218
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P.S. i'm running windows NT 4.0 the port is a second ltp card.
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by:TimCaturaHouser
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Ah! Now things get interesting!

If you have a sound card, make sure it is not on IRQ 5, (early sound cards are).

LPT2 should be set for IRQ 5.

the interesting thing about NT4 is it does not really show LPT availablity, as does Win 9.x or NT5. you should use a dos diskette with MSD or other program to boot to DOS and check you hardware out. Once done (without conflicts) you will find you can install a printer (device in NT language) to LPT2. Make sure you also watch the memory address you assign your lpt2. If you don't use IRQ 5, (nt 4) you may find yourself in hardware hell.

Tim (Tcat)
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Bob Stone earned 20 total points
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Go into BIOS set it up, set IRQ for 5 or 7 depending on IRQ for sound card, then assign it to device as needed.
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Did not work. I dont think it has to do with bios.
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