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Error writing to LPT1 The device is not ready
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by:slartibartfarst
ID: 8110085
Can you give me some more detail please?
Are you trying to print something? What operating system and programs are you using when you get this message?
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by:patrickab
ID: 8110098
rodriguezr - we need as much information as possible to help you. So please let us know what happens and when it happens. Also the apps software you are using and the OS currently installed plus any other relevant information.

My initial guess is that the device doesn't have the correct drivers installed but at this moment it is only a guess.
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by:Flash828
ID: 8110341
On the little information given:

as was said before, a little more background is helpful.

* Is the printer cable firmly plugged in on both ends?
* Is the printer on?
* In device manager, is LPT1 listed under ports?
  If not, is printer port active in the system BIOS?
* Are all printer drivers installed?
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by:rodriguezr
ID: 8110499
The OS is NT4, the SW was loaded from HP.com. I reload SPK6 after I finished with the drivers for the printer.
Restarted the system. An the rest is history.

Ps: I know that the parallel port it is working cause previously I had another printer installed attached to it. It is working just fine.
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by:Flash828
ID: 8110523
What software was loaded from HP.com?  The drivers?  If you are sure the port is functioning properly then make sure the cable is good.  After you do that if you still have problems, then connect a different printer and see if you can print to that printer.
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by:slartibartfarst
ID: 8110530
Try putting the original printer back and see if that works.  If it does, then I think it is a problem with the new printer or drivers.  Check you have the correct driver and reinstall it now that SP 6 is on.
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by:Raptech
ID: 8115727
If you are trying to print, and you installed a new printer or drivers, have yo selected the printer as the default printer.  Go start; printers; and select the printer you are trying to use as the default, and try printing again.
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First of all I want to thank each and everyone of you for answering to my question. The problem has been solved. It turned out that this printer also had a combo network card installed. The system for some reason was always looking at it as a main source of data rather than the parallel port. Once I removed the network card the printer started working just fine.
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