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I have a 1GHZ athlon, running Windows ME.  I have an HP Laserjet 2100 connected to LPT1 as a local printer.

I use my modem to connect to a Unix type of system as a client (Straight dial up type of session, no VPN or anything like that)

My problem is that whenever I use the print screen function or simply print something while I am dialed in it hangs up my modem.

I used the same emulation software with my older windows
versions and never had this problem.  Any ideas?

Thanks

John
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Internal modem?

Regards
/RID
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Sorry, it is an internal modem and its com3 on my system.
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Have you checked with the provider of your Emulation software for ME compatibility?  Sure sounds like a device or port conflict, though.
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by:tandy
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Hi,

Do you also use your modem to fax with?

If so some fax software maybe monitoring printing
operations and causing an interupt. It may be checking
to see if the document being printed is a fax and the interrupt may be just enough to drop your carrier..

Just another thought to through out there...


Good luck...




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what type of modem are you using (manufacturer / model).
tell us how it's called by a driver in device manager.
if you know the chip marks it would be nice
everything you know might help.

also check right after the post screen what irq is the modem using, it's probably listed as a simple comm controler. I am asking you this because LPT1 is normally using irq 7. and maybe when the system opens the lpt it rips of all other irq7 handlers. Try using your modem diagnostics (from control panel) WHILE prining
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Sorry some people don't know what's a post screen. Power-On-Self-Test, right after the mainboard prints the processor type, the amount of RAM installed etc.
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