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NOT PRINTING OUT OF DOS PROGRAM

PRINTS OUT OF WINDOWS,BUT WHEN TRYING TO PRINT OUT OF DOS LOTUS PROGRAM TYPE,DOES'T PRINT AND LOCKS UP,UP GRADED TO A UBS PORT TO A PARALLEL. HAVE XP. HAVE A DYNEX CONVER TER CABLE,

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Check the print setting for DOS version. make sure driver is properly install. Not from window selected drive. i.e. using the provided drive from manufacturer.

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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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