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Additional Parallel Port gurus, please?
« on: June 17, 2008, 07:10:15 PM »
My situation is this: I have added a second parallel port to my system for more I/O's and while in ACPI Mode (I have Win XP) the cards drivers load just fine but since I have to run my PC in "Standard" mode for the Taig CNC (Microproto 3000), the drivers will not seem to load. I thought I was pretty handy with a PC but I'm baffled why this is happening. Before getting the machine, I've never really had to run my PC in standard mode so I'm not very familiar with this.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks-
Dave
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Re: Additional Parallel Port gurus, please?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008, 12:56:21 PM »
Dave,

Have you tried reinstalling the port in standard mode? Might be some conflict that installing the other way hits.

Kristin

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Re: Additional Parallel Port gurus, please?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2008, 01:09:05 PM »
Indeed I have, Kristin, it's almost as if in Standard mode, it doesn't "see" it yet in ACPI, it has no problem loading at all. Very weird to me.

Or wait a minute, do you mean I should uninstall it in ACPI mode and then try installing it in standard mode? Hmmmm, it's a shot but I figured that being in standard mode it would be a whole different hardware config, but definitely worth a shot.

Thanks -  :)
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Re: Additional Parallel Port gurus, please?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008, 02:28:01 PM »
Ok, got it loaded but it was the driver itself. What's weird is that an older version of the driver actually works better than the updated one in Standard mode.

I guess I shouldn't be too surprised as that's nothing really new-  :D

Hmmmmmm......now what to hook up to this ........ ;D
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Re: Additional Parallel Port gurus, please?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2008, 02:47:53 PM »


Hmmmmmm......now what to hook up to this ........ ;D

How about a servo operated bottle opener to go with your avatar :)

Hood

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Re: Additional Parallel Port gurus, please?
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2008, 02:51:32 PM »
lol! Not bad, my friend, but that would be too slow.....  ;)
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Re: Additional Parallel Port gurus, please?
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2008, 02:57:30 PM »
:D
 well then what about a servo operated chair with restraints fitted to stop you falling on the ground after you have opened one to many bottles :D
Hood

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Re: Additional Parallel Port gurus, please?
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2008, 03:01:34 PM »
That's what my wife is for..  ;D
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Re: Additional Parallel Port gurus, please?
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2008, 03:03:59 PM »
LOL