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How to enable Plug and Play detection for parallel port devices in Windows 2000, in Windows XP, and in Windows Server 2003
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Some Plug and Play devices that use a parallel port, such as early versions of Iomega Zip drives, may not be detected by Windows. This step-by-step article describes how to enable the Plug and Play feature on devices that use a parallel port devices.
Note The Legacy Plug and Play detection check box is not selected by default. If you receive an error message that Setup did not finish when you try to install a Zip drive, view the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
232450The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/232450/ )Windows 2000 does not detect Iomega Parallel Port Zip Drive
Note When Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2003 is released, some more Parallel Port devices will require that you enable of Plug and Play detection before you can install them successfully. Specifically, you will have to enable Plug and Play detection before you install any Iomega Zip drives.
Article ID: 254664 - Last Review: November 1, 2006 - Revision: 4.2