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What is EPP mode and how will it improve my parallel port?


I installed my scanner and it works fine, except I keep getting this message, "you are not scanning at optimum speed, change your BIO'S from I/O to EPP. Question, how do I do this and is it necessary??



This question was answered on September 22, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Your scanner is probably plugged in to a Parallel port EPP is an upgraded parallel port technology that makes bidirectional communications between the PC and hardware (in this case the scanner) faster and on a bigger bandwidth So to answer your question, yes, if you want to improve your scanning capabaility or speed from where it is right now, changing your Port mode to EPP would be a good idea.

On regular computers accessing the BIOS is as easy as pressing delete on the beginning screen Compaqs , on the other hand, are a bit different We are still researching the many different ways to reach thier BIOS settings On the Compaq website, instructions on how to do this say to press <alt> F10 Once in the BIOS Go under peripherals and set the parallel mode on EPP.

Save out of the BIOS and you should be ready to go.

Good Luck and feel free to ask any more questions

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on September 22, 1999