I am having a problem with my printer ports. There does not appear to be the LPT or COM ports for me to select. This makes it impossible to attach a local printer to this computer. Also, the "local port type" does not exist when I try to create a new port.
I inherited this computer, so I do not know what happened to caused this to wipe.
I have checked the BIOs/Device Manager, all LPT and COM ports are enabled and drivers are installed.
I have checked the drivers, all are working.
I have checked the registry, the correct drivers are mapped.
I even did a Print Migration from a computer (exactly the same hardware/setup) that had all ports shown, and STILL the LPT and COM ports do not appear on this system.
I am using Microsoft Windows XP Pro Ver 2002 with Service Pack 3.
This is a Dell Precision PWS670 Dual Core if that matters.
Thanks for your help.
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What make/model of printer? What type of connection to the printer?
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