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Any other HELP, PLEASE!!

by daozzman73 / March 30, 2004 5:48 AM PST

Hello, I have posted this problem on here before as well as contacted epson and microsoft...but i still cannot print. Heres the problem- New computer, Windows XP, Epson Stylus C84(wich worked fine on old system and works if i hook up to other system in house) Have tried 3 diffrent parallel cables, uninstall and reinstall printer drivers, uninstall reinstall printer port, tried every diffrent bios setting for port(bios is updated), did a FULL uninstall and reinstall of XP, heck- i cant even get it to print after hooking it up to i\o magic parallel card. All ports are assigned correct. System utilities shows port(s) as working with no problems. And computer recognises printer when hooked up. I have done many of other things but this is getting long enough, anybody out there got any ideas?? Thank You,

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Tell me more about the I/O Magic card?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 30, 2004 5:54 AM PST

If ISA, then we have work to do in the BIOS (IRQ assignment/routing) and in Windows XP to support ISA.

But why not cut our losses and use USB? About all I ever need to do is...

a. Enable the USB ports.
b. Install USB and/or Motherboard drivers (hint at http://www.usbman.com )
c. Follow the printer install notes.

Bob

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Re:Tell me more about the I/O Magic card?
by daozzman73 / March 30, 2004 6:04 AM PST

i took the i\o card back out, i just wanted to see if printer would work hooked to that cuz it did in old system(the whole shot in the dark thing) as far as cutting my losses, i now have my wife picking up a usb cable on way home from work, just cant take the frustration anymore!!! so hopefully that works!! but i would really like to know why that darn parallel port will not work, if its there i would like to use it...know what i mean...Thank you

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Tell me more about the I/O Magic card? (Why ISA is not a good idea.)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 30, 2004 6:33 AM PST

I know you're a little frazzled over this, but I didn't get my question answered so I'll just have to share about ISA and XP with articles you can pour over.

http://www.google.com/search?&q=XP+ISA+SUPPORT

To remove more legacy support, ISA is not going to play well.

Bob

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