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    I have yet another tech question... PC running on Asus CUSL2-C mobo and running Win98 SE. Somehow the PCI Parallel Controller cannot be recognized and i cannot install an old printer to link up to the system (because the printer still uses )

    Basically, it seems like Com Port 1 isn't recognizable...

    Is there anyway to resolve this issue? Kindly advise...
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    Did u install the driver (though it might not be needed)?

    Or try another PCI slot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imaginary_number
    Did u install the driver (though it might not be needed)?

    Or try another PCI slot.
    Can't seem to find the driver. Ths is an old moboand the owner of the PC no longer has the CD that comes with the mobo.

    Under Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager, there are is this device with a yellow question mark next to it. It states PCI Parallel Controller.

    It seems like i lack the driver but the silly thing is, i no longer have the driver. Any recourse or ideas? Kindly advise.
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    Your Asus CUSL2-C motherboard should have the built-in Parallel Port. Check the BIOS whether you have enable the Parallel port.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megaweb
    Your Asus CUSL2-C motherboard should have the built-in Parallel Port. Check the BIOS whether you have enable the Parallel port.
    Yah, i am trying to use the built in parallel port. I have checked in the BIOS and it is enabled. The device/hardware manager can detect it being there but it does not have a driver. I think that is why it doesn't seem to work...
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    for parallel controller i dun think there r drivers needed, u may want to download everest home edition to find out ur hardware spec (it's free). btw, i think the printer use LPT1 than COM1.

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    check yr device manager and tell us, which device has a '?'/'!', cld be the I/O controller?
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    printers commonly either use the LPT1 or USB..

    win9x are nightmares, try win2k? probably has better native hardware driver support.

    yr parallel port card got brand/model no. or not? go to d website to download lo..

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    http://developer.intel.com/design/so...atform/inf.htm

    download the Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility(INF Update Utility), and install it. many port problems are solved installing this update for intel chipset mainboards. hope it works.

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    Yeah, chenwei is right, it should be LPT1 rather than com port. Megaweb has also listed the use of the parallel port, driver issue can be resolved by downloading the drivers from the printer's website.

    Alternatively, do a windows update on win98se, see if it can find a driver for you.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Yeah, chenwei is right, it should be LPT1 rather than com port. Megaweb has also listed the use of the parallel port, driver issue can be resolved by downloading the drivers from the printer's website.

    Alternatively, do a windows update on win98se, see if it can find a driver for you.

    Cheers.
    Thanks for all the tips so far.. will try to install the intel thingy and i'll let you guys know how it went.

    cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfgang
    Thanks for all the tips so far.. will try to install the intel thingy and i'll let you guys know how it went.

    cheers.
    Hi,
    Have you tried the Asus web site to see if there is an updated motherboard driver set.

    just a thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo
    Hi,
    Have you tried the Asus web site to see if there is an updated motherboard driver set.

    just a thought.
    The intel link and software worked. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfgang
    The intel link and software worked. Thanks.
    Hi Wolfgang,

    Glad to see the problem is solved
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfgang
    The intel link and software worked. Thanks.
    this always solves PC problems running win98SE

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