HOWTO: Configure LPT for WriteLog for Windows


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Article ID: Q600003

The information in this article applies to:

  • Direct I/O, version 4.2, 4.3, 4.4


WriteLog does not support use of the LPT port on Windows NT, Windows 2000 or Windows XP. However, using Direct I/O you can access the LPT port as desired.


Follow the steps given below to configure your system properly:

  1. Open the Direct I/O Control Panel
  2. Identify the Parallel Port you want to use and enter the resources in the tab I/O Ports
    Parallel Port Begin    End
    LPT1 378 37A
    LPT2 278 27A
    LPT3 3BC 3BE

    Take care to enter only existent ports.

  3. Go to the tab Security.
  4. Click the Browse... button and locate the directory you installed WriteLog in.
  5. From there locate writelog\Programs\WriteL32.exe and click Open.
  6. Click Add to add the application to the list of allowed processes.
  7. Close the Control Panel.

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