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NPRINTER UNDER WIN95

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When I load Nprinter underWindows95 I get a message
LPT1 is not available in this workstation for configuration.
Please use another queue configureable for different parallel port.
But I do have a LPT1 port availabl on which Printer is installed and My queue setup on novell server is perfectly
alright..please advise..thank raghu..
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       Symptom

       When trying to configure Nprinter95 on Windows 95 OSR2 or on Windows 98, you might   get the following error :

       "LPT1 is not supported on this workstation. Please select another printer that does not  use LPT1"

       or

       "[port] is not a supported port" where [port] is any valid serial or parallel port name.

       Keywords : Nprinter, nptr95, Nprinter95
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       Cause

       This error occurs because Windows 95 OSR2 or Windows 98 put the portname registry
       key into capital letter "PORTNAME" instead of "PortName" as it was doing with the
       original version of Windows 95.
   -------------------------------
       Solution

       Nprinter95 looks in the registry at this parameter:

       [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Enum\BIOS\*PNP0401\0C]

       PortName=LPT1

       If the PortName is something other than PortName like PORTNAME it will think the port
       is not there.

       To solve this problem, you can edit the registry :

       1) Run Regedit

       Go into HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Enum\BIOS\

       Use menu item Edit / Find type in 'portname'

         Checkmark "Look at" keys, values, and data

         Hit button "Find Next" and find the value PORTNAME

       Note the data under portname then rename PORTNAME (right click on it)

       Use "PortName" (case sensitive capital P and N the rest small case) hit return.

       Right click again select 'Modify'

       Enter a value of LPT1 or whatever portname it was. (All CAPS)

       It has been reported that some OEM versions of Windows95 will not let you modify the
       setting as outlined above. For these cases, instead of modifying the name PORTNAME to
       PortName, delete the string key of PORTNAME and do an Edit / New / string value and
       call it PortName then open it and add the port name, ie, LPT1 or whatever port you are
       working with. Alternatively, you can rename PORTNAME to Port and then rename it
       again to PortName.

 
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Thanks...a Lot for a quick responce.
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