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.
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.
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:
Spooler SubSystem App
1/3/2010 11:11 AM
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: 18.104.22.168
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
Bubba, that link applies to Virtual PC 2004; not XP mode.
Also, here is a related link: