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June 23, 2004 5:23:27 PM

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I swapped out a 2000 PC for an XP PC for one of my users.
Now we are unable to print from our DOS program the the
locally connected HP LaserJet 1300. It worked fine from
the 2k PC. Any ideas?

Thanx in advance.

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Anonymous
June 24, 2004 1:41:28 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Nancy,

> I swapped out a 2000 PC for an XP PC for one of my users.
> Now we are unable to print from our DOS program the the
> locally connected HP LaserJet 1300. It worked fine from
> the 2k PC. Any ideas?

Is it possible that the W2K PC did not have all the SP applied ?

What happens if you simply try to "DIR > LPT1:" ?

Kind regards,
Davide Guolo
--------------------------------------------------------------
Printfil - Windows Printing System for Applications
http://www.guolo.com/printfil
Odbc4All - Connection to ODBC Data Sources for any Application
http://www.guolo.com/odbc4all
--------------------------------------------------------------
Anonymous
June 24, 2004 1:57:02 PM

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See Bruce Sanderson's article at
http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/printfromdos.htm
--
Cari
MS-MVP Windows Technologies - Printing/Imaging/Hardware
www.coribright.com

"Nancy" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:20d7a01c4595f$f0ce65c0$a001280a@phx.gbl...
>I swapped out a 2000 PC for an XP PC for one of my users.
> Now we are unable to print from our DOS program the the
> locally connected HP LaserJet 1300. It worked fine from
> the 2k PC. Any ideas?
>
> Thanx in advance.
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Anonymous
June 24, 2004 5:08:50 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Sorry, it's the XP that's not working. Nothing happens
when I attempt to print the directory.

>-----Original Message-----
>Nancy,
>
>> I swapped out a 2000 PC for an XP PC for one of my
users.
>> Now we are unable to print from our DOS program the the
>> locally connected HP LaserJet 1300. It worked fine from
>> the 2k PC. Any ideas?
>
>Is it possible that the W2K PC did not have all the SP
applied ?
>
>What happens if you simply try to "DIR > LPT1:" ?
>
>Kind regards,
>Davide Guolo
>----------------------------------------------------------
----
>Printfil - Windows Printing System for Applications
> http://www.guolo.com/printfil
>Odbc4All - Connection to ODBC Data Sources for any
Application
> http://www.guolo.com/odbc4all
>----------------------------------------------------------
----
>
>
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
June 25, 2004 1:11:43 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Nancy,

> Sorry, it's the XP that's not working. Nothing happens
> when I attempt to print the directory.

I saw at HP website that your printer supports PCL, so it should not be a
Windows-only printer, even if the symptoms are similar.

Anyway, try to print from a Windows app. to the HP printer, but with the
driver set to the FILE: port.
Once you have got the file, try to print it with:

Copy filename.prn lpt1:

If you get your job printed, then your printer does accept a formatted
input, but it can't understand a simple ascii stream.
In this case Printfil could solve your problem.

If you do not get your job printed, then we can look for something else:
communication problems, cable, LPT1 redirected to some other location, etc.

Kind regards,
Davide Guolo
--------------------------------------------------------------
Printfil - Windows Printing System for Applications
http://www.guolo.com/printfil
Odbc4All - Connection to ODBC Data Sources for any Application
http://www.guolo.com/odbc4all
--------------------------------------------------------------
Anonymous
July 2, 2004 4:42:25 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

I've tried all the suggestions. The printer has a
parallel port and a USB connection. I've tried both, and
still nothing. I also tried loading an older LaserJet
driver, that did not work also.
>-----Original Message-----
>See Bruce Sanderson's article at
>http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/printfromdos.htm
>--
>Cari
>MS-MVP Windows Technologies - Printing/Imaging/Hardware
>www.coribright.com
>
>"Nancy" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:20d7a01c4595f$f0ce65c0$a001280a@phx.gbl...
>>I swapped out a 2000 PC for an XP PC for one of my users.
>> Now we are unable to print from our DOS program the the
>> locally connected HP LaserJet 1300. It worked fine from
>> the 2k PC. Any ideas?
>>
>> Thanx in advance.
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
July 6, 2004 10:22:25 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

It will print from Windows, so it's not the cable or the
port being misdirected. I've tried all the suggestions
and nothing is working.

>-----Original Message-----
>Nancy,
>
>> Sorry, it's the XP that's not working. Nothing happens
>> when I attempt to print the directory.
>
>I saw at HP website that your printer supports PCL, so it
should not be a
>Windows-only printer, even if the symptoms are similar.
>
>Anyway, try to print from a Windows app. to the HP
printer, but with the
>driver set to the FILE: port.
>Once you have got the file, try to print it with:
>
>Copy filename.prn lpt1:
>
>If you get your job printed, then your printer does
accept a formatted
>input, but it can't understand a simple ascii stream.
>In this case Printfil could solve your problem.
>
>If you do not get your job printed, then we can look for
something else:
>communication problems, cable, LPT1 redirected to some
other location, etc.
>
>Kind regards,
>Davide Guolo
>----------------------------------------------------------
----
>Printfil - Windows Printing System for Applications
> http://www.guolo.com/printfil
>Odbc4All - Connection to ODBC Data Sources for any
Application
> http://www.guolo.com/odbc4all
>----------------------------------------------------------
----
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
July 6, 2004 6:19:09 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Nancy,

> It will print from Windows, so it's not the cable or the
> port being misdirected. I've tried all the suggestions
> and nothing is working.

then try Printfil. It's a Windows 32 bit application, so if Word is printing
ok, then your DOS app. will too, going through Printfil.

Kind regards,
Davide Guolo
--------------------------------------------------------------
Printfil - Windows Printing System for Applications
http://www.guolo.com/printfil
Odbc4All - Connection to ODBC Data Sources for any Application
http://www.guolo.com/odbc4all
--------------------------------------------------------------
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