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"Tim923" <email@example.com> wrote in message
| We have a used computer with a PCI card that provides an "inverse
| parallel port" with a male end. What is it, and did the previous
| owner install it, or did it come with the machine?
| In the device manager, PCI Multiport Serial Controller, is in yellow
| with the question mark. XP Pro didn't seem to have automatic drivers
| for it.
What makes yo think it's a parallel port. It's a multi-port serial
controller. What's missing is a cable with one connector on one end, and
several on the other end.
If you have no need for such a controller (and you probably don't), remove