Opened 12 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#11387 closed defect (obsolete)

Unable to print anything through the parallel port on XP guest/WS 2008 host

Reported by: Stanisław Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 4.2.6
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other


  1. VirtualBox 4.2.6r82870 with Guest Addons 4.2.6r82870 installed.
  2. Guest OS: Windows XP Pro SP3, 32-bit, 512 MB RAM, version 5.1.2600.
  3. Host OS: Windows Server 2008 SP2 32-Bit, 3.2 GB RAM, version 6.0.6002.

I have a HP 850C printer atttached to the parallel port. The LPT1 port is available on the host, currently there are no divers on the host installed that may be keeping it busy. I am unable to print anything from the guest, I just get immediately a popup telling me that the print has failed. This occurs in every application, I am unable to print even the test page. The printer does not react at all.

VM logs and settings attached. The ticked is being filed as a result of this thread on the community forum:

Attachments (2)

XPPro-2013-01-13-17-04-50.log (84.4 KB ) - added by Stanisław 12 years ago.
showvminfo.log (3.2 KB ) - added by Stanisław 12 years ago.

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Change History (3)

by Stanisław, 12 years ago

by Stanisław, 12 years ago

Attachment: showvminfo.log added

comment:1 by aeichner, 8 years ago

Resolution: obsolete
Status: newclosed

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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