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DOS question. Dot matrix printer prints from command prompt, but not from old dos application.

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I bought a new mother board.  It is a 64bit.
I installed windowsxp 32bit.

Installed the dot matrix printer as local on lpt1

I have the following lines in my system.ini file after [386enh]

[Network]
PrintBufTime=5
[IFSMGR]
PrintBufTime=5

There are no other printers assigned to that port.

I am on a Windows 2k network and lpt2 is assigned to a printer on the
server.

My app accesses lpt2 by using "net use lpt2 \\server\generic"

Works fine.

When I am in DOS prompt, I can do a dir > lpt1 and the printer lists
the contents of the directory. It prints fine.

If I want to print to LPT2 from inside the app, it works fine,
BUT Whenever I try to print to LPT1 from the app, the printer never
fires.

Any thoughts??

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