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Windows 7: Two LPT-1 ports showing in Win7Pro pc: neither works!

1 Week Ago   #11
JohnDohe

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
No conflicts. Should be working.
Did you check the BIOS settings?
Ok, I know how to get into the BIOS, but, what to look for?

What do you need to know from the BIOS?

Thanks!


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1 Week Ago   #12
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

In post #7 the top screenshot (the one for WCH pci express parallel lpt-4 doesn't have a port assigned. Try changing it to lpt 4.
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1 Week Ago   #13
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnDohe View Post
Ok, I know how to get into the BIOS, but, what to look for?

What do you need to know from the BIOS?

Thanks!
Read my post #4
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1 Week Ago   #14
JohnDohe

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Read my post #4
Ok, here it is:

"You can also open device manager, printer port LPT1 - Properties - Resources tab and see address and IRQ"

What will the BIOS tell us that we don't already know?

Thanks!
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1 Week Ago   #15
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Did you try my suggestion?
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1 Week Ago   #16
JohnDohe

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
Did you try my suggestion?
Once I get into the location tomorrow, I will.

In the meantime, what are you hoping to see in the BIOS that we don't already know?

Please tell me what to look for and report back on (2nd request).
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1 Week Ago   #17
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

It is next to impossible to tell you what to look since different manufacturers have programed the BIOS menu to look differently, especially without knowing anything about your computer. You might look in your manufacturer's instructions, which you should be able to find it online, or you might try a reset. There should be an option for resetting the settings or returning to the manufacturer's defaults.

As an FYI Samuria is very helpful. You might send him a private message, apologize, say that you where confused as to his advise, and ask that he help.
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1 Week Ago   #18
JohnDohe

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
It is next to impossible to tell you what to look since different manufacturers have programed the BIOS menu to look differently, especially without knowing anything about your computer. You might look in your manufacturer's instructions, which you should be able to find it online, or you might try a reset. There should be an option for resetting the settings or returning to the manufacturer's defaults.

As an FYI Samuria is very helpful. You might send him a private message, apologize, say that you where confused as to his advise, and ask that he help.
Dear Sir,

I respectfully understand your point.

But I am not asking you to be an expert on every variation of BIOS there could be.

Rather, I am asking that you detail what you would be looking for in my BIOS
if you had access to it.

Please explain, in general terms, what you would be looking for in the BIOS.

I'm not asking for you to detail exactly what I might see in my BIOS.

Could you include screenshots of your BIOS and what (in your BIOS) you are
looking at that gives you the information you wold want me to report back with
from my BIOS?

Because until I know what to look for I cannot even begin to search my BIOS.

Show me what you're looking at in YOUR BIOS and I will find it in MY BIOS.

(FYI: no, I will not communicate with Samuria nor will I "apologize". I did nothing incorrectly.
He was vague and when I asked for clarification, he continued to be evasive.
But in true troll fashion, he continues to engage more and more persons in this forum with
regard to his being "victimized" by me . . . and sits back grinning, silently, while we continue
to acknowledge and second-guess him.
You cannot read his mind and therefore cannot know what he is about.
I ask that you look at the other answers in this post.
None are as vague as Samuria's.
His is the only post that provides no help whatsoever.
Samuria is a big boy. He can write back to me and apologize for being so vague and evasive )

Thanks!
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1 Week Ago   #19
JohnDohe

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
It is next to impossible to tell you what to look since different manufacturers have programed the BIOS menu to look differently, especially without knowing anything about your computer. You might look in your manufacturer's instructions, which you should be able to find it online, or you might try a reset. There should be an option for resetting the settings or returning to the manufacturer's defaults.

As an FYI Samuria is very helpful. You might send him a private message, apologize, say that you where confused as to his advise, and ask that he help.
Please see screenshot of my BIOS:



What does it tell you?

Thanks!
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1 Week Ago   #20
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

I don't see any issues but I've never really used parallel ports and the only computer I have old enough to have any only has 1. I don't even have any devices to use on it. Have you tried a BIOS reset as I suggested? Have you tried what I suggested in post 12?
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