How come my LPT port does not show up after reinstalling my operating system?

by on April 18, 2010

Q: When I bought my computer I asked the guys that sold it to me to install an LPT port since my comp originally didn’t have it. They jacked one in to the mother board and it worked fine until I reinstalled the system, now it doesn’t shows that it exists. What should I do?


One Response to “How come my LPT port does not show up after reinstalling my operating system?”
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    Check device manager in Windows and look for any devices with a question mark or exclamation point, it usually means a driver is missing.

    If you don’t see anything like that, make sure your LPT port is still listed in device manager somewhere.

    If none of that helps, check the inside of the computer. Look how the LPT port is hooked up inside the computer. If the port is on a card that is plugged into the motherboard, look for some model and manufacturer information on the card. Search for that information on-line and you should be able to locate a driver.

    If the LPT port is just a cable running from the port to the motherboard, then go to the motherboard manufacturer’s website and look for drivers for your motherboard, there should be an LPT driver.

    If none of that helps at all, ask the guys that sold you the computer.