19th Feb 2002, 22:06
I put a parallel and serial port into a Dell computer running Windows ME and it worked well for about a month, then the computer died. It would not respond to the power button and did nothing when pressed. I took everything off and before pulling it apart pressed the button again, and I could hear it start up. So I changed the printer from the new port to the original LPT1 and everyting worked again. . .Having tried to find guidance for this problem and failed, can anyone point me to the correct fix? I assume it is a conflict, or maybe a power deficiency, but have no clue as how to find out.