cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
  • ×
    Information
    Fix Windows 10 Update Issues

    Resolve Windows 10 or update issues on HP computer or printer– Click Here

  • post a message
  • ×
    Information
    Fix Windows 10 Update Issues

    Resolve Windows 10 or update issues on HP computer or printer– Click Here

  • post a message
Level 1
3 1 0 0
Message 1 of 4
597
Flag Post

How can I enable parallel port header on system board?

HP Recommended
HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I picked up this system as a refurbished system at Microcenter  I chose it after downloading the manual from HP that talks about the parallel port and the connector listing with pictures of the system board show the internal Parallel Port Header.  However, In the BIOS setup (F10), the Security tab does not list the parallel port.  On my unit I see the internal Parallel port Header, but I can't find any way to enable it

if it does not appear in the F10 BIOS setup screen.  The HP Assistant software identifies the system board as 1998 with Bios L01 V02.71. 

 

Before you advise me to abandon Parallel port, I'm using the system to develop it as a VMWare host running VMWare Player 15 to support a UNIX guest OS.  I need the parallel port for the client that has a UNIX POS system that prints sales reports directly to a Parallel attached Okidata Microline printer. 

 

 

3 REPLIES 3
Highlighted
Level 12
7,692 7,654 327 686
Message 2 of 4
Flag Post
HP Recommended

Hi

So either buy a Parallel port header with a 24 pin connector and fit it, or perhaps a PCI plug-in board.

https://www.amazon.com/parallel-port-header/s?k=parallel+port+header

 

Then try and get it initialised.

 

C:\driverquery 

lists..       Parport --  Parallel port driver Kernel

 

Hopefully that helps.

0 Kudos
Highlighted
Author
Level 1
3 1 0 0
Message 3 of 4
Flag Post
HP Recommended

Thanks for taking the time to reply.   I had purchased the Startec PLATE25F16LP header to external Parallel cable connector and had installed it but my diagnostic software (Microscope 2000)  can't see the Parallel port and performing the Port test with internal loopback and an external loopback plug fails.  That's when I dug into the BIOS and can't find a setting to enable the parallel port. No  software that I downloaded SIS Sandra will detect a parallel port on this box. The bios has been locked in some fashion to prevent accessing advanced BIOS setup options   This issue needs HP support tech to explain what to do to modify the BIOS (download a new version?) to allow me to run the BIOS setup and "see" a parallel port. 

0 Kudos
Highlighted
Level 12
7,692 7,654 327 686
Message 4 of 4
Flag Post
HP Recommended

Hi

HP may help with the BIOS extensions if you ask, and can prove a need and will pay for it.  It is normally to unlock a BIOS for password amendment I believe, but ought to help you.

 

You do have C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ParPort.sys ??

It is running as a Service?

 

 

0 Kudos
Be alert for scammers posting fake support phone numbers on the community. If you think you have received a fake HP Support message, please report it to us by clicking on "Flag Post".
† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation