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Computer hangs when printing
Published  06/29/2011 | Troubleshooting Computer Page 4 | Unrated
Computer hangs when printing

Problem: Windows 98 SE hangs whenever you try to take a printout. The printer LPT port properties shows basic configuration 0000 with input/output range 0378 - 037F, 0778 - 077B, interrupt request 07 and Direct Memory Access 03, with no conflicts.

Cause: This could be due to Improper configuration of the parallel port in the BIOS and/or an IRQ conflict.

Solution: Go to your BIOS settings and check whether your parallel port is configured as ECP mode + EPP mode. Next, check whether your printer is assigned IRQ 7, and whether any other hardware is utilising the same IRQ. If your printer is not assigned IRQ 7, make sure you assign this IRQ to it, and change the IRQ of any other hardware that uses it.

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