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Missing LPT1 parallel port from XP Mode Settings

    Question

  • Hi, I'm using Windows 7 x64 with XP mode, and a parallel printer that is not compatible with 7.
    I'm trying to install it in XP mode, but I can't see the LPT1 port in Virtual PC Settings (although I can see COM1 and COM2)
    The LPT port is visible in Windows 7 Device Manager, it is called "ECP Printer Port (LPT1)" and uses 0378-037F, 0778-077F and DMA 03.
    (I don't use it much often, so I won't buy another one)

    How can I fix this problem? Thank you very much.
    Sunday, January 03, 2010 9:49 AM

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  • http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2007/09/20/why-is-there-no-lpt-port-listed-under-virtual-pc.aspx


    And if the old printer works under XP Pro your chances are good it will work under 7 we may need to help you find a driver to use.

    Have you looked at using a print server and convert the LPT 2 TCP, this is how I use old 320 Turbo Plus on the network.

    I think we paid 100.00 for a three port printer server.

     
    Sunday, January 03, 2010 10:57 AM
  • My LPT1 is already configured for using 378h-37Fh port range (0378-037F, 0778-077F and DMA 03).
    A driver for 7 x64 has been recently released, but it does not work. It crashes the spooler service each time I try to print something:

    Source

    Spooler SubSystem App

    Summary

    Stopped working

    Date

    1/3/2010 11:11 AM

    Status

    Report sent

    Description

    Problem signature

    Extra information about the problem



    Bucket ID: 6768398

    Problem Event Name: APPCRASH

    Application Name: spoolsv.exe

    Application Version: 6.1.7600.16385

    Application Timestamp: 4a5bd3d1

    Fault Module Name: HPVSCP50.DLL

    Fault Module Version: 1.0.0.6

    Fault Module Timestamp: 4431bcd4

    Exception Code: c000041d

    Exception Offset: 0000000000010af7

    OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1

    Locale ID: 1033

    Additional Information 1: a7d3

    Additional Information 2: a7d353c61b589568fcab77ef9f762753

    Additional Information 3: 3036

    Additional Information 4: 3036cce2205d0435069d82ac9f7c4dc9

    Faulting Application Path: C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe

    Sunday, January 03, 2010 2:19 PM
  • Bubba, that link applies to Virtual PC 2004; not XP mode.

     

    Also, here is a related link:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/parallel-port-access-through-xp-mode/998f07a8-6b89-4057-9679-a227901cc8c7



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