Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

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?

Regards,

SoftwareConan

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: MSDOS application prints after 20 seconds
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: MSDOS application prints after 20 seconds
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
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.

Collapse -
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

Regards,

Victor Gtz, SoftwareConan

Collapse -
Fix.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2007 11:05 PM PDT
Collapse -
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.

Regards,

Victor Gtz, SoftwareConan

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

Does BMW or Volvo do it best?

Pint-size luxury and funky style

Shopping for a new car this weekend? See how the BMW X2 stacks up against the Volvo XC40 in our side-by-side comparison.