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I need to know how set up my parallel port, I need it set in bi-directiopnal Communications mode. PLEASE help me

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Hi, when your PC boots up and you see the memory test, and drives listed, you need to enter the BIOS setup.

Pushing the "DELETE" button will usually do it, if not it may be the F2 button. It will say on the screen what button to push.

Once in the BIOS you need to look through the listed items untill you find the parrallel port settings ( I can't be more specific as all BIOS menus are slightly different) you should have instructions as to how to change and save settings on screen.

Hope that is of some help

Posted on Apr 01, 2008

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