Printer/Scanner problems

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Hi can anyone help please. My scanner connected to LPT1 stopped working.
Computer ceased to recognise it and when accessing the Twain driver it just
juddered until it was switched off.
I have replaced this with a borrowed USB scanner which works fine but the
printer which was connected thru the scanner has now stopped working. Windows
keeps saying it is 'off line'. It only works when connected via the old
scanner and the scanner is turned on (this previously wasn't necessary)and
not when connected direct to the computer. I have tried reinstalling the
driver,reinstalling the LPT1 port and changing the BIOS settings from EPP to
ECP, EPP and ECP etc without success. It's driving me mad so any help would
be appreciated.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    "gdewi" wrote:

    > Hi can anyone help please. My scanner connected to LPT1 stopped working.
    > Computer ceased to recognise it and when accessing the Twain driver it just
    > juddered until it was switched off.
    > I have replaced this with a borrowed USB scanner which works fine but the
    > printer which was connected thru the scanner has now stopped working. Windows
    > keeps saying it is 'off line'. It only works when connected via the old
    > scanner and the scanner is turned on (this previously wasn't necessary)and
    > not when connected direct to the computer. I have tried reinstalling the
    > driver,reinstalling the LPT1 port and changing the BIOS settings from EPP to
    > ECP, EPP and ECP etc without success. It's driving me mad so any help would
    > be appreciated.


    Try uninstalling your printer. Start | Settings | Printers, select your
    printer, right click and Delete.
    Shutdown your machine, and remove the scanner from the LPT port. Plug the
    printer directly into the LPT port, and start your machine.
    Re-install your printer by following the Setup instructions in the printer's
    manual.
    It's possible the scanner has "gone to God" and is interferring with the
    communication through to the printer.

    Good Luck,
    BarryG
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    Thanks BarryG
    Followed your plan to the letter but alas the computer still doesn't
    recognise the printer. Any other ideas?
    Gdewi

    "BarryG" wrote:

    >
    >
    > "gdewi" wrote:
    >
    > > Hi can anyone help please. My scanner connected to LPT1 stopped working.
    > > Computer ceased to recognise it and when accessing the Twain driver it just
    > > juddered until it was switched off.
    > > I have replaced this with a borrowed USB scanner which works fine but the
    > > printer which was connected thru the scanner has now stopped working. Windows
    > > keeps saying it is 'off line'. It only works when connected via the old
    > > scanner and the scanner is turned on (this previously wasn't necessary)and
    > > not when connected direct to the computer. I have tried reinstalling the
    > > driver,reinstalling the LPT1 port and changing the BIOS settings from EPP to
    > > ECP, EPP and ECP etc without success. It's driving me mad so any help would
    > > be appreciated.
    >
    >
    > Try uninstalling your printer. Start | Settings | Printers, select your
    > printer, right click and Delete.
    > Shutdown your machine, and remove the scanner from the LPT port. Plug the
    > printer directly into the LPT port, and start your machine.
    > Re-install your printer by following the Setup instructions in the printer's
    > manual.
    > It's possible the scanner has "gone to God" and is interferring with the
    > communication through to the printer.
    >
    > Good Luck,
    > BarryG
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    Test the printer capability by attempting to install it on another working
    computer.
    --
    Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
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    "gdewi" <gdewi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7ECB8C39-96A6-406C-BC70-191DA18B8C07@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks BarryG
    > Followed your plan to the letter but alas the computer still doesn't
    > recognise the printer. Any other ideas?
    > Gdewi
    >

    <SNIP>
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