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MSDOS application prints after 20 seconds

by SoftwareConan / July 17, 2007 12:42 PM PDT

I'll really appreciate any help.
I have an MSDOS application (point of sale) which works well in XP, except when it prints the ticket. It lasts approx 20 seconds before it decides (XP) to print the rest of it. If I close the application, it prints it immediately.

Does anybody know how to force it to print immediately?



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What about your printer
by Steven Haninger / July 17, 2007 9:58 PM PDT

I've never tried an MSDOS app in XP but every MSDOS app I ever used needed a driver specific to the printer or one that could emulate it. As DOS only knows LPT and serial ports. The ports need to be properly BIOS configured as well. I cannot imagine XP handling anything to do with the printer such as spooling but you could check there as well.

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I considered it
by SoftwareConan / July 20, 2007 1:42 AM PDT

Hello Steven Haninger,

You're right about it, however, the problem was fixed with r.Proffitt sugestion. I thank you you took your time and tried to help me. Thanks a lot


Victor Gtz, SoftwareConan

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2007 11:05 PM PDT
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Thanks R. Proffitt
by SoftwareConan / July 20, 2007 1:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Fix.

Hello R. Proffitt

I did what you told me and it worked. Thank you very much. I used a value of 1 and now my problem got a solution.


Victor Gtz, SoftwareConan

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