I recently got a new computer with a Pentium 4 motherboard. In my previous PC I had a card (ISA) for a parallel port which I had hoped to install in my new computer. When I tried to install it on the Pentium 4 motherboard, I realized that there were not any ISA slots only PCI slots.
Can a PCI slot be adapated to preform as an ISA slot? Maybe some kind of a mechanical device (connector/adapater.) This device would allow a ISA card to be pluged into a PCI slot.
Any information on this adapation will be greatly appeeciated.
Larry - You're not going to get that ISA card in there. You can look for a PCI version, or, if you just need it for a printer, have a look for a USB->Parallel adaptor.
I have an unused USB connection. Do you think I can use it for a HP scanner? I want to have a printer, tape drive, and the scanner connected all at one time so I need at least two parallel type ports. Right now I have my printer connected through the tape drive and the tape drive pluged into the PC's only parallel port but I do not have a port for the scanner. Do you know if there is a adaptor to covert the scanner plug to a USB plug?
Thanks for your help, I do not know too much about USB ports yet.