Printing to a lpt port

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by tracy5436, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. tracy5436

    tracy5436 Guest

    Hi

    I am using vista home basic, and I am using a dos program which onl
    uses lpt ports for printing. I have a hp deskjet 3820 printer which ha
    both a parallel and usb port but my computer only has usb ports. I hav
    shared the printer and used the net use command to map the lpt1 port t
    the shared printer name and it says that the command complete
    successfully. However, if I type dir>lpt1, the printer responds an
    tries to print but it does not print. Also, if I try to print fro
    within the program, I receive an error saying the printer is no
    coonected properly

    Can anyone help
     
    tracy5436, Nov 27, 2008
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  2. Cari \(MS-MVP\), Nov 28, 2008
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