|"Page 4-24 and 4-25 (p.88 and 89 of the PDF document) covers the parallel port settings of a P4PE. I imagine you need to try either the Normal or EPP setting."|
If aprinter port is built into the mboard, almost all parallel port connected devices, or at least, almost all printers, scanners, and multi-function printer, scanner etc. devices, made since about 1990, MUST have the parallel port mode in the bios Setup set to EPP, ECP, or EPP/ECP mode - they aren't detected by Windows, or aren't detected properly, if the mode is set to Normal a.k.a SPP, or Bi-directional (the slowest modes) .Usually EPP mode works fine. ECP mode requires there be a DMA channel available - sometimes there isn't - sometimes you can select from two DMA channels if ECP or EPP/ECP is selected - and it isn't significantly better than EPP mode.
The bioses in more recent mboard bioses, if the mboard has a printer port, usually have the default printer port mode set to EPP or EPP/ECP by default.