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  1. #1
    jarques
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    Default printer timeout error

    Recently my aging PC had Word 98 replaced by my friendly Chinese computer shop. They re-installed my Epson Color 440 printer (that still has the odd dinosaur chew-mark on it) and I now can't use the thing. Keep on getting "Error writing to LPTI. Printer timeout error occured, to increase etc"
    When I go to Printer Properties, under Details I had "Time out settings"
    Not_selected 15 seconds
    Transmission re-try 45 seconds
    So I changed the 15 to 65. Still no joy. Same message. Have un-installed and re-installed three times but nothing changes. Even installed a "new" (well would you beleive 1998?)driver. Everything else seems to work fine on the printer which has been a good old workhorse.
    Any ideas? I couldn't find a reference to this sort of problem in your archives.
    Cheers John

  2. #2
    Spacemannz
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    Default Re: printer timeout error

    I would try another printer, if u have 1 or borrow a mates. If it does the same thing, your parallel port maybe screwed.


  3. #3
    Spacemannz
    Guest

    Default Re: printer timeout error

    Oops, if u try to print a test page does it print? Or bring up the same error?


  4. #4
    jarques
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    Default Re: printer timeout error

    Yep, I tried a trial page and got the same message. John

  5. #5
    Graham L
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    Default Re: printer timeout error

    Check the BIOS settings of the printer port. If the printer (and its driver) need one of the bidirectional modes, and the BIOS is set for one-way, you will get time-outs. ;-)

  6. #6
    jarques
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    Default Re: printer timeout error

    Thanks Stephen. I understand BIAS (watching US election) not BIOS. Where do I find the settings?
    Cheers John

  7. #7
    jarques
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    Default Re: printer timeout error

    Sorry, sorry, sorry. Meant GRAHAM
    John

  8. #8
    Spacemannz
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    Default Re: printer timeout error

    U get into BIOS either by pressing one of these as soon as the pc boots

    F1/F10 or any of the function keys. It'll usually tell u as soon as the system boots on the screen. Or it could be the DEL key.


  9. #9
    Susan B
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    Default Re: printer timeout error

    Yeah, but Spacemannz, I think Jarques wants to know where to go once he is in the BIOS. ;-)

  10. #10
    godfather
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    Default Re: printer timeout error

    Has anybody noticed that if the version of Word was really "Word 98", as described, we are dealing with an Apple computer and not a Windows based one.

    There is no Windows version of Word 98, only Apple.

    Or am I missing something?

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