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Modem + Printer Port Problems

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Posted on Monday, July 1, 2002 - 5:46 am:   

Have a IBM compatiable computer and Installed Win98SE.Have a Lexmark printer and a mouse attached to the system. Also installed WinTv.At first everything was going fine then had to remove the printer cable from the port. Now when I boot Win98Se it is telling me that it cannot find the printer port. Checked device manager and it shows no printer port at all. Tried reformatting and reinstalling Windows98SE and reinstalled the drivers for the Wintv and printer.
The system recognizes the mouse but now in divce manager it still shows no printer port and now am receiving conlflicts in other devices.This time I used software to wipe everything from the HD Re-partioned,Re-formatted and re-installed Win98SE. Now I have conflicts with other devices still have no printer port in device manager and the system will not recognise my modem.Does anyone have a solution?
v (Vera)
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2002 - 6:51 am:   

What devices are conflicting and what are the error or conflict messages and I/O or DMA conflicts that apply in device manager. Can you give a list of IRQ usage? As far as the printer port I assume it's lpt1 Irq 7 and I'm also assuming it's an integrated (onboard)port. Is there any other device also using IRQ7? In BIOS is IRQ 7 set as reserved and have you checked to be sure the onboard parallel port hasn't somehow been disabled? Another thought is, you were working inside the case to install the wintv card, did the parallel connector ribbon somehow come loose? If these things check out ok then you can try going into the add new hardware wizard to install the lpt1 port.
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