I'm running Windows XP Pro on a new Toshiba Satellite Pro A40. The machine is used for collecting experimental data through the parallel port. In order to do this, the parallel port is set to LPT1 (378H/IRQ7) in the BIOS and it works fine.
However, everytime the machine is rebooted or shut down, the settings for the parallel port are lost. When I look in the BIOS the settings have changed from LPT1 to 'NOT USED' even though I save the settings when I exit the BIOS.
I've checked that I'm running the latest version of the BIOS available for this model.
Is there a way around this ? Can I somehow force the BIOS to remember the settings for the parallel port ?