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Windows Not Running in 386 Enhanced Mode After WPS Setup

PSS ID Number: Q101263 Article last modified on 09-09-1996



The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Windows Printing System version 1.0 - Microsoft Windows operating system versions 3.1, 3.11


When you restart Microsoft Windows 3.1 in 386 enhanced mode after you install the Microsoft Windows Printing System (WPS) version 1.0, you are returned to an MS-DOS command prompt.


To correct this problem, modify the [386Enh] section of the SYSTEM.INI file by either inserting a semicolon (;) at the beginning of any third-party virtual communication driver or at the beginning of the Windows virtual communication driver (VCD.386) as follows:


The installation of the Windows Printing System places the line DEVICE=VCD.386 in the [386Enh] section of the SYSTEM.INI file. The purpose of this driver is to provide serial bidirectional communication for a Hewlett-Packard (HP) series printer. If the printer requires parallel communication, then the Windows virtual communication driver may not be required.


For more information about the Windows Printing System, query on the following word in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:


KBCategory: kbprint KBSubCategory: Additional reference words: wps 1.00 3rdparty com 3.10 3.11

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