I rebuild a 2k pro computer and now it will not detect the local printers?

Posted on 2006-06-15
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I replaced the power supply and the motherboard in an emachine.  Reinstalled the os and apps and joined the domain.  Worked great.  Turned it off and hooked up the hp laserjet 5 to lpt1, then turned it back on.  Printer was not detected, loaded the driver anyway.  Printer says ready!  Can't print a test page.  Printer used to work fine.  Any ideas?  Thanks.

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check under device manager and see if anything is missing or not installed

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lpt1 is missing?????????  Why?
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hmmph not so good, try adding a new printer and creating the port
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I solved the problem myself by going into the bios and loading default settings.  I guess the lpt1 port was disabled in the bios although I don't know why.  Anyway it works now.  Do I get the points.  Im not sure what to do when I solve my own problem.  
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