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Re: Multiple questions
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2009, 05:26:51 PM »
Not immediately. I don't have the internet in the garage yet. So I'm emailing you from in the house. I could go into the bios if there is something in particular you are looking for.

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Re: Multiple questions
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2009, 05:30:26 PM »
Bios is no use if its a PCI card you are using, the BIOS will only show the on board ports.
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Re: Multiple questions
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2009, 05:33:27 PM »
Suggestions? I'll go look again and see if I can see something that looks like you suggest

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Re: Multiple questions
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2009, 05:40:12 PM »
Ok in device manager it should say Ports (Com and LPT) expand that so you see all ports, you will have several there but at least two will be LPT . Double click each LPT in turn and look at the resources of each. 0378 will almost definitely be your onboard port so it will be one of the others you need the address of.

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Re: Multiple questions
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2009, 05:53:02 PM »
Com1 = 03F8-03FF IRQ 04 / Com 2 =02F8-02FF IRQ 03 / LPT3 = 0378-037F and 0778-037F. In the resources tab for LPT3, just below the I/O range 0378-037F and 0778-077F there is a drop down down menu called "setting based on" in the box next to it it is set at "current configuration", but if I open the drop down menu I have the option to change from Basic configuration 0000 to basic config. 0009. Below that is a box that can be checked or unchecked that says "use automatic settings" and to the right of that is a button the says "change settings"  Hopefully this will be of some help

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Re: Multiple questions
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2009, 06:00:10 PM »
So you only have one LPT?
If so then it sounds as if your PCI card is not installed properly.
To make sure go to Start button then all programmes then accessories then System Tools then System Information.
In the window that pops up go to Components then  Ports and Finally Parallel. You should see at least two ports there, your onboard and the PCI one you have added.
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Re: Multiple questions
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2009, 06:10:17 PM »
You were right -it only shows up as having one parallel port. There are 4 open PCI slots on the MB, does it matter which one the new card goes in? Currently it's in the one nearest the middle of the MB

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Re: Multiple questions
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2009, 06:15:51 PM »
Some motherboards used to be picky about which PCI you used but nowadays I dont think they bother. When you put the PCI card in did Windows detect it on first startup and ask for drivers or install them automatically?

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Re: Multiple questions
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2009, 06:21:04 PM »
No, and that probably should have been my first clue. I guess I'll start again from the beginning, but at least I now know what to look for. Thanks for all your help. I'm a whole lot closer than I was an hour ago. How's the weather there in the fall? We've been talking about taking a trip to Scotland and the UK in the fall. Again, many thanks for your help!

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Re: Multiple questions
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2009, 06:25:12 PM »
Weathers not too bad, never great here in this part of the coast  but never really bad either, we even had two or three days of sunshine last week ;D

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