dos program printing in XP

Posted: 07-28-2003, 02:26 PM
I have a dos program and I have the printer showing up both in the program
and on XP driver wise....however, a document printed with this program will
not show up in the XP printer cue, and it will not print. It goes through
the motions but does not produce print. Any ideas suggestions on how I can
make it show in the XP print cue or how to make a dos program print in XP?
Thanks in advance.

Shawn Huston


dos program printing in XP


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Re: dos program printing in XP
Posted: 07-28-2003, 03:49 PM
Huston wrote:
> I have a dos program and I have the printer showing up both in the program
> and on XP driver wise....however, a document printed with this program will
> not show up in the XP printer cue, and it will not print. It goes through
> the motions but does not produce print. Any ideas suggestions on how I can
> make it show in the XP print cue or how to make a dos program print in XP?
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Shawn Huston
>
>
Try this:

Assuming the DOS program prints to LPT1 and that the printer is on the
LPT1 port. Share the printer. Give it a sharename like HPDJ1200. Be sure
your computer has a name, say, MYPC. Then, go to a command prompt and type:

net use lpt1 /delete
net use lpt1 \\mypc\hpdj1200

Then exit the command prompt, and you should be able to print from DOS.
The commands above should leave LPT1 pointing at your shared printer
from now on. If for some reason DOS stops printing to LPT1 again, just
reissue the commands.

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