I am not able to install the Epson 440 Color printer due to the LPT port not being properly installed, detected in Win95 (OSR2).
I reinstalled Win95 (prior to which, the printer was running fine) and no LPT1 was detected. I spoke with my PC manufacturer, Quantex, and they tried to resolve the problem, but were unable and indicated that it is an Epson Port issue.
In System Devices in Ports, the only port listed is Epson Printer Port (there is no LPTx). I tried to remove the port, in SAFE MODE also, but was not able to. Windows indicates that the Epson Printer Port is a device category and cannot be removed.
While trying to install the printer, I received and error: Unable to install specified printer. Windows is in abnormal condition. Restart Windows or reinstall OS.
I realize that this sounds like a Hardware issue, but Quantex insisted that it has to do with the Epson Printer Port.
Disabling the LPT port in the BIOS
Uninstalling the Epson Printer Port in Safe Mode
Uninstalling the Epson Printer Port in Normal Mode
Nothing has worked. Any asssitance would be greatly appreciated.