Q:
I put in a PCI card with 2 extra ports. How do I configure these ports?

A:
1) Go to Start / Settings / Control Panel / System. Click the Device Manager tab.

2) Enter the properties then resources for the PCI parallel port.

3) Uncheck Use Automatic Settings and double-click the word Output in the Input/Output Range and enter the address range you have chosen for the PCI. For the Timer software enter 278 and 3bc for the 2 extra ports.

In some cases Windows will give an error message to the effect that "Windows cannot modify this resource." If you are unable to access the settings for changing system resources, reboot the system in Safe Mode to make changes to resource settings. (To enter Safe Mode, press the F8 key while the system is rebooting).

4) Click Ok and then Ok again and reboot Windows.