She has a fairly complicated setup of equipment on the old machine tied to the Parallel Ports...yes plural she has two. Here is why:
On Port 1 she has an HP multifunction machine, Fax, Print, B&W scan...works well she loves it.
On Port two she has a ZIP drive and a Parallel Port Scanner. Its doing the ZIP drive daisy chain thing, its also working well.
She has this older equipment, its all in good working condition, neither of us see any reason to upgrade....except.
So, to move to the new machine we needed to add a second LPT port, just like in the old one. Thats Board still had an ISA slot, NO problem. The new one is entirely PCI, problem. We can't find one Damn PCI card that will setup the port at the Old LPT ports standard settings which the daisy chained combo is demanding in order to work. The Older multifunction device is also demanding that it be on the Old standard addresses. So Plug and Play just doesn't hack it here. XP will not allow us to change the settings the option to do so is grayed out.
Thus I wonder if there exists a card which I can hard set its properties and tell Play and Play to go away.
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