I opened the case and there were pins on the motherboard so I connected a connector and then went into the CMOS and set the lot method to EPP. I was hoping this would work but when I opened the scanner software, nothing opened. I clicked on the start control panel and explorer stopped responding.
I assumed this was a conflict and to take a small step back, I disabled the lpt port in the CMOS but no change. Its not until I removed the connection to the motherboard that I can load windows normally and get into the control panel again.
The orientation is correct because the pins are numbered on the board with a 1 and 2 on the one side and a 24 and 25 on the other.
Is there something I'm missing?
Edit : the PC is running windows xp
Edited by clinton.brits, 03 June 2014 - 02:59 PM.