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First try printing with the printer directly connected to thecomputer without any switchbox, Zip drive, scanner or any otherparallel port device connected to the same port. If this is theproblem then install a second parallel card for LPT2.

Make sure to use a printer cable no longer than 6 feet.

If that doesn't help try the following steps:

1.Click on 'Start' 'Settings' 'Printers'.

2.Remove all 'Epson Stylus Color 600' drivers by highlighting the icons and pressing the 'Delete' key on your keyboard. Click on 'Yes' when prompted to remove the driver.

3.Once the driver is removed, restart the computer.

4.Close any programs, such as screen savers and anti-virus applications, that run in the background.

5.To re-install driver from floppies, go to step #6 and skip #7. To install from the CD-ROM, skip #6 and go to step #7.

6.Click on 'Start' 'Run' and type in A:\SETUP.EXE and click on 'Okay'.

7.Click on 'Start' Run' and type ?:\DRIVERS\WINDOWS\DRVSETUP.EXE. (Replace ? with your CD-ROM drive's designation. Click on 'Okay'.

8.You can download the latest version of the Stylus Color 600 driver from the FileLibrary section.9.Wait until the driver is installed and you get the 'Setup is complete' message. Click on 'Okay'.

10.Close all open Windows.

11.Click 'Start' 'Settings' 'printers' .

12.Highlight the 'Epson Stylus Color 600' icon and click on 'File' 'Properties'.

13.Go to the 'Details' tab.

14.Click on 'Spool Settings' and select 'Print directly to the printer'. Click on 'Okay'.

15.Click on 'Port Settings' and disable both options. Click on 'Okay'.

16.The 'Print to the following port' should read 'LPT1 (Printer Port)'.

17.If it reads 'LPT1 (ECP Printer Port)', you should change it to standard port. Instructions are at the end of this document. Close all the open Windows.

18.Click on 'Start' 'Programs' 'MS-DOS Prompt'.

19.At the C:\WINDOWS> prompt, type CD\ and press 'Enter' on your keyboard.

20.This should change the prompt to C:\>. At the C:\> prompt, type MD EPSPOOL and press 'Enter'.

21.At the C:\> prompt, type CD EPSPOOL and press 'Enter' and this will change the prompt to C:\EPSPOOL>.

22.At the C:\EPSPOOL> prompt, type EXIT and press 'Enter' to go back to Windows.

23.Click on 'Start' 'Programs' 'Epson' 'Spool Manager4'.

24.Click on 'Option' 'Default spool directory' and change to C:\EPSPOOL. Click 'Okay'.

25.Click on 'Queue' 'Setup' and ensure the spool directory is C:\EPSPOOL.

26.Disable 'Use print manager for this port' and click on 'Okay'.

27.Ensure that that the cable connection between the printer and PC is a direct cable connection. Disable any secondary devices such as a scanner, zip drive or data-switch boxes.

To change the ECP Port, follow one of these sets of instructions depending on the version of 95 that you have:

VERSION A

1. Click on 'Start' 'Settings' 'Control Panel'

2. Double-click the 'System' icon

3. Click on the 'Device Manager' tab

4. Double-click on 'Ports (COM & LPT)'

5. Click on the 'ECP Printer Port (LPTx)' to highlight it

6. Click on 'Properties'

7. Click on the 'Driver' Tab and then click on the 'Change Driver'

8. Select 'Show All Devices'

9. Under the 'Manufacturer' section, select 'Standard Port Types'

10. Under the 'Models' section, select 'Printer Port'

11. Click on 'Okay' or 'Close' until you all the open windows are closed

12. Reboot Computer if not prompted to do so by Windows

VERSION B

1. Click on 'Start' 'Settings' 'Control Panel'

2. Double-click the 'System' icon

3. Click on the 'Device Manager' tab

4. Double-click on 'Ports (COM & LPT)'

5. Click on the 'ECP Printer Port (LPTx)' to highlight it

6. Click on 'Properties'

7. Click on the 'Driver' Tab and then click on the 'Update Driver' button

8. This should bring up the 'Update Device Driver Wizard'

9. Select 'No, select driver from list'

10. Click on 'Next'

11. Click on 'Show All Hardware'

12. Under the 'Manufacturer' section, select 'Standard Port Types'

13. Under the 'Models' section, select 'Printer Port'

14. Click on 'Finish'

15. Click on 'Okay' or 'Close' until you all the open windows are closed

16. Reboot Computer if not prompted to do so by Windows