Ok this is strange. I have installed an Epson 850 printer on the LPT1: port of my dell computer running Win2000 pro.
Everything was fine until I rebooted. then the printer failed to print, even though the data light on the printer flashes to indicate its recieving data. At first I tried re-installing the drivers (win2k) but this did not cure it. I then tried unchecking the 'enable plug and play' box in the LPT1: port settings, and then re ticked the box (Ignoring the reboot) and all is well, I can print, until I shut down again, then I have to repeat the above proceedure. I have tried reinstalling the LPT1: port, but it made no difference.
Anybody got any ideas?? its beginning to annoy me!