win98 prints from dos not from explorer '

Microsoft Windows xp home edition with s...
August 24, 2011 at 10:32:02
Specs: Windows 98, emachines
'error-two way communication with printer cannot be established'
'error writing to lpt1'

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August 26, 2011 at 19:21:21
Check in device manager to see if there are any problems with lpt1. Are 98 printer drivers correctly installed? Can it print from other applications like IE, Word, acrobat, etc?

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August 29, 2011 at 14:33:27
it only prints in dos
does not print in word,ie, email,etc.

thanks again for your expertese,

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August 29, 2011 at 21:54:22
And no problem showed in device manager?

Most of what I could find indicated a driver or configuration problem. Try uninstalling the drivers and then reinstalling them.

What's the printer model number and how is it connected--USB or parallel port? I assume it's parallel since the error is at lpt1 but maybe that's the reason for the error.

It prints in dos because dos doesn't use complicated drivers or configuration--fewer things to get messed up.

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