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How to check the Device Manager for conflicts?

Checking the Device Manager for conflicts.

    Follow this procedure to check the Device Manager for conflicts.


    Printer ports are generally the LPT1 or USB port of the computer. Refer to the printer manufacturer for additional information regarding the interface used for a specific printer model.
    Some notebook docking stations or port replicators use the USB port for printing, even though a parallel port connector is used.

    1. Click the Start button, click Control Panel.
    2. In the Control Panel window, double-click the System icon.
    3. In the System Properties window, click the Device Manager tab.
    4. On the Device Manager tab, look for items displayed with a conflict.
    NOTE: Items with a conflict are usually displayed with a yellow exclamation point. 

    5. Click to select the device with the conflict.
    6. Right-click and select Disable.
    7. Restart the computer.