Simpler Navigation for Servers and Operating Systems
Completed: a much simpler Servers and Operating Systems section of the Community. We combined many of the older boards, so you won't have to click through so many levels to get at the information you need. Check the consolidated boards here as many sub-forums are now single boards.
Operating System - Microsoft
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Can't print from DOS on NT machine

Danny Fisher_1
Occasional Visitor

Can't print from DOS on NT machine

I have an HP2100 using a 600N HP JetDirect internal print server card. I can
print from any program in NT but not from my DOS programs. Does any one have
any suggestions. Your comments would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Dan Fisher
3 REPLIES
Brett Harris_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: Can't print from DOS on NT machine

Danny,

If the print driver you are using is not creating a seprate 16-bit space on the
NT machine where your printer is attached - which is what I presume the case to
be - then DOS will have no way to communicate with NT to establish a 16-bit
session for it's print process.

I forget what the API call is to create a seprate process on NT, but if you
call Micrsoft tech support - or look over the Knowledge Base there, you may
find your answer.
Russell Johnson_3
Occasional Visitor

Re: Can't print from DOS on NT machine

Are you setting a proper NET USE statement for LPT1?

-Russell
Paul Roper_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: Can't print from DOS on NT machine

I've had this same problem with an 1100 printing directly to local port lpt1
from NT's DOS prompt.

Added a second printer driver - HP4p from the winnt CD and then connected this
to lpt1 as well as the 1100.

Could then print to the 1100 from DOS.

This appears to be a HP driver BUG