View Full Version : Adding a Second Parallel Card in XP

01-11-2003, 09:21 AM
I have two parallel printers the I want to use on my XP system so I installed a second parallel port (PCI) and Iím getting the following message:
This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12)
The new LPT port 3 has an exclamation point in front of it and I can print.

I knew there would be some conflict, but I canít seem to resolve it. I tried setting the port to LPT 1 and 2, but it still doesnít work. Also, for some reason, everytime I boot into XP, it keeps reinstalling two new serial ports (3 & 4), but I didnít add any new serial ports. Any idea how to get this working?
Please help.
Thanks in advance

System Specs:
P4 2.24 Ghz, 1gig PC2700 DDR, IBM 120 Gig HD, Nvidia TI4600 Video Card, Sound Blaster Live Value, TDK 48x24x48 CD Burner, Sony 500 DVD Burner, Logitech Wireless Mouse

01-11-2003, 09:27 AM
you may have an irq conflict

01-12-2003, 04:16 AM
How do I resolve the IRQ conflict?

01-12-2003, 04:37 AM
It's a matter of of seperatin' the interupts here but would usin' a data switch to switch between printers be easier? Or havin' 1 printer as a USB one? :?: