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Problem with drivers for parallel to usb adapter

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Last Modified: 2013-12-01
Hello, I am having a problem with drivers for a Serial to USB converter.  Running Windows 2000.  I plug everything in and install the drivers from the drivers cd.  It asks me to reboot and when it restarts I try to install the parallel printer and it can't be detected.  The printer is a Zebra 2742 thermal printer.  The printer worked on an older PC with an on board parallel port.  There is also a Word document on the install cd, it seems to be some kind of instructions.  The file is called windows2000.doc and its contents are:

Winnt\Inf\usb2ser.inf
Winnt\Inf\serport.inf

Winnt\Inf\Oem*.inf ( * is mean an number, you must to check the content of title weather usb2ser.inf or not, if it is, please delete it )

Winnt\system32\usb2ser.sys

Winnt\System32\serport.vxd

Start-->execute-->key in regedt32-->Enter

Select HKEY_Local_machine window

Select system sub-direct

Select CurrectControlSet

Select Enum

Select USB

Select VID_067B&PID_2303

Select security item of toolbar and Enter

Pop a menu permission then chose

Sets Allow check-box of Full control is be option then push OK.

Push DEL key in keyboard

Chose delete-->select Yes

Out of windows.

Reboot PC.
Then you can install again.
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Commented:
I would try to get a real serial / parallel port card, rather than a USB converter.

Check Ebay and any good online store.

I hope this helps !

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I got the usb port working.  It was working fine, the problem was when setting up the parallel printer I needed to select usb001 port instead or lpt1.  I also unchecked the "automatically check for plug and play" options at first.
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Glad to hear it.

You are correct that the first impression  is to use LPT1, when actually you need to choose the emulator.

PAQed with points refunded (500)

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