TESTPORT.TXT Driver File Contents (backpack.zip)

TestPort (960411) Copyright (C) Micro Solutions Inc., DeKalb Il. 1994-1996
Engineering's Parallel Port Diagnostic Wizard Utility.

This is a diagnostic tool for use under the direction of Micro Solutions
staff. It is designed to provide a means of detecting known parallel port
chips for diagnostic purposes.  This program should only be needed if a 
parallel port that is designed under IEEE-1284 specifications for EPP
(Enhanced Parallel Ports) does not properly function in EPP mode.

usage : TestPort [options]

	-unidir Unidirectional
	-bidir  Bidirectional
	-epp    EPP
	-ecp    ECP

For the most specific results when running TESTPORT.EXE, you should:

First disconnect any parallel port devices (including Backpacks and printers)
from your computer's parallel port.  

Then, turn the computer off (power off) and perform a "clean" reboot 
with no CONFIG.SYS or AUTOEXEC.BAT. The easiest way to do this with 
DOS 6.x is to press the F5 (Function-5) key when the words 
"Starting MS-DOS..." or "Starting PC-DOS..." appear on screen during
boot.  Under Windows 95, you can press the CTRL-F5 (Control - Function-5) 
key combination to boot directly to a C: prompt.  

Finally, run the TESTPORT program in the following ways:

TESTPORT >c:\test1.txt <enter>
(and)
TESTPORT -EPP >c:\test2.txt <enter>

(using the ">c:\test1.txt" will re-direct the output from the screen to a
file in the root directory of C: called TEST1.TXT and TEST2.TXT.)

You can then re-boot the computer, and FAX the TEST1.TXT and TEST2.TXT files
to Micro Solutions Technical Support Fax:815.756.4986, or e-mail the results
to:  testport@micro-solutions.com.  Make sure to include the following 
information:  Your Name, Phone/Fax numbers, Exact Model of computer,  
Backpack 8-digit Serial Number, and EXACT problem description.
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  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

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