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Microsoft KB Archive/104180

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Err Msg: Error writing to LPT1:

Article ID: 104180

Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51



This article was previously published under Q104180

SYMPTOMS

The following error message may appear when trying to print under Windows NT or Windows NT Advanced Server:

Error writing to LPT1:
The system cannot find the file specified.
Do you wish to retry or cancel the job?



NOTE: This problem may occur with communications ports as well (COM1: for example).

CAUSE

The above error message may appear when the CMOS settings are not correctly set for your local print port. Even if a local print port is disabled in your computer CMOS settings, Windows NT still allows you to install and share a local printer.

RESOLUTION

To resolve the error, activate the print port in your CMOS settings. See your computer documentation for details.


Additional query words: prodnt COM1 COM COMM

Keywords: kbprint KB104180