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Dos talking to a star sp200 receipt printer on windows xp

I have a dos based POS system that needs to print to a STAR SP 200 receipt printer. The computer was upgraded to windows xp and now we cant print receipts. I can get the computer to talk to the printer and the POS to send a report to it but it will not actually print a receipt. Has anything been figured out with this problem? I see people have been aware of it for a while. Thanks for any help you can give me.

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SOURCE: along with receipt an extra 6" of paper feeds parrell dos base program

In your accounting software is there a way to add a greeting or salutation to the bottom of your receipts? Something like Thanks for your business come again soon? I'm wondering if someone got into that part of the software and although they didn't actually type any greeting or message in there that the printer would print but maybe instead put in a blank area by hitting the enter key several times so that the printer saw the space there and created it? If that isn't a solution i'd need to know more about your accounting software.

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SOURCE: trying to use star sp200 with quickbooks pos and

I believe you are out of luck. Quickbook only support new generation of receipt printer. The SP200 is considered an old printer even so I am sure it still works great. For a painless install with Quickbooks by the Star TSP100.

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Can I get the user manual ?.

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If you go to this webpage:

you will download a pdf format manual for the SP200, which can be saved to your computer for future reference.

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If not mistaking I think the Star TSP printer is a POS (Point Of Sale) printer, are you using a DOS based POS software??? if it's the case than I came across this problem many years ago, and the only solution that I came up with is a REGISTRY FIX, here is what i've found at the time... When the POS DOS software prints out a receipt, it does not send a CR (carriage return) to the printer, so Windows halts (Waite state) to make sure there's nothing else coming down the printer port, so you have to lower the wait state of the printer spool in the REGISTRY, usually it is set to 15 seconds, drop it down to 1 second, you can imagine how frustrating it was for my client having to wait 15 seconds for the printer to start printing on each transaction (in a convenient store) I don't quite remember the exact registry path but it's somewhere in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE-SYSTEM-ControlSet001-Control-WOW, in there you will find a LPT_timeout set to (15), set it to (1) than reboot... it should work... (if I have the path wrong you can perform a search with the word "LPT_timeout" in REGEDIT (B.T.W.) to open REGEDIT click on START, RUN, type in "regedit" than hit enter (be careful not to change anything else in there, you will screw up Windows) it is always a good idea to make a good backup of your system before playing with REGEDIT...

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Hooked printer up to newer computer which operates windows xp and printer will not print. Powers on fine. But when I add the printer to my system it won't print test page

You'll more than likely need to go to the manufacturers website to download the drivers for the Operating system you've migrated to...even if its the same you'll still need to download the printer driver onto your new computer

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Trying to use star sp200 with quickbooks pos and keep getting spread out printing

Sounds like the "template" is set for "letter size" paper rather than "receipt" paper.

Go to "Workstation" Preferences, and then "Printing". Verify the template selection.

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next is change cable of the printer to new .........

if its giving same problems means go for a service center.............

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