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Printing problem the printer print from dos but not from windows

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Re: printing problem

First check in windows device manager in case the device is not listed or has been disabled (right-click on my computer, click properties and then device manager) Go through the windows hardware troubleshooter and see if you get any joy here is the link to the manual if you need it; and here is the link for driver downloads and updates; I believe that updating/reinstalling your driver should solve the problem, if you get no luck in windows - often other software can interfere with driver files. If you have access to another machine, then try installing it on that using updated drivers and see if you have the same problem. On your machine, depending on the printer connection option you are using, try a different port and/or cable. DOS is not looking for problems in the same way that windows does, so you may find a minor connection issue is the problem. Page 114 of the manual suggests checking that bi-directional communication is turned on in the driver software - DOS would not require this to be on, but windows does. Page 131 - if you have the DOS remote control panel installed, try uninstalling this in case it is causing a clash, although none appear to have been reported. Hope this helps :)

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The problem is, the DOS program tries to print to LPT1, which is your parallel port. We need to redirect this to your USB Port. First, you have to set up printer sharing: Go to Control Panel | Printers | Your printer and share the printer. Assuming that you share it with the share name "MYPRINTER" and the computer is called "MYCOMPUTER", then type go to Start | Run and type in: NET USE LPT1: \\MYCOMPUTER\MYPRINTER /PERSISTENT:YES That should do the trick, unless there's a driver problem, which is unlikely for a dot matrix printer. If that doesn't work, let me know and I can troubleshoot further.

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Print from DOS

Try Start --> Programs --> MS DOS

or Start --> Run --> enter CMD

this will take you to a DOS screen

To print a file use the type command and pipe it to LPT1
e.g. type myfile.log > lpt1

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Posted by rhung33 on Jan 16, 2009 Under Window DOS prompt and Unix Sun Solaris 8 Station , using LPR -p command to print txt file to cause Lexmark T644 printer '' Flushing buffer '' and...

The printer can't handle the data it received and flush it out of its buffer. Goto Menu->Settings->Postscript Settings and turn "Print PostScript Erro" on. When the same print job prints, you should get a page printed out telling you what the printer doesn't like. You may also want to try forcing the printer into Postscript mode. Your PS file probably contains a PJL to set the device to PS mode before it prints. When the printer expects PCL data and received PS data(or vise versa), you can get this behaviour

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you need a dos printing software that will print in Windows

try these

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Help me with Zebra TLP 2844

The printer only understands EPL code. (Eltron Programming Language) If you are trying to print text from DOS it wont understand (interpret) the txt codes.

To verify that the printer is working.

Open a DOS box, start the dos editor. Type Edit. Dos editor will open.

Type a single capital letter U. and print. Send to printer. The printer will print a configuration label.

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If you want to print a text file. use the Zebra Universal Driver. Zebra TLP2844. Open any windows application. E,G, Notepad. type text and send it to printer. Print as normal.

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hello sir first u install dos base drivers from your printer cd -see below
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Konica Page Pro 1350 - Not printing from DOS

When you install your printer, you may notice an message asking whether you want to print from DOS based programs. If you answer yes You could print from DOS based programes too. To do this you may need to unistall and re-install your printer again ! If it doesn't work you should download any ultility from the internet to get the printer supported on DOS.

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Printing from Dos Prompt

1. Save your text file (.txt).

2. On the command prompt navigate to that directory

3.Type "Lpr -S -P lp text.txt"

Substitute for your copier's ip

Substitute text.txt to filename.


Or you can: to print from MS-DOS apps.

1. Share the printer on a networked windows computer. Make sure you make the name MS-DOS compatible.

2. At a DOS prompt, type the following command:
"net use lpt1: \\servername\printer_share/persistent:yes"

NOTE Servername=computer name

printer_share=printers share name


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