Rename the file drvwppqt.vxd

Article ID: ART126216 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/14/2015


Rename the file drvwppqt.vxd


Unable to write data to the printer, Error Writing to LPT1:

Unable to write data to the printer, Error Writing to LPT1:


When starting Windows 95/98, a small amount of text may be sent to the local printer. When this occurs, the printer may not communicate and you may receive the following errors:

  1. Unable to write data to the printer, please check&
  2. There was an error writing to lpt1, please check&

This behavior occurs when the drvwppqt.vxd virtual device driver is loaded. The driver detects tape devices connected to the parallel port. During the detection process, a string of text is sent through the parallel port to be interpreted by tape devices. Some printers interpret this string as printable text.


To prevent this driver from being loaded, follow these steps:

1. IMPORTANT! Turn off and unplug the BJC-5000 series printer.

2. Click 'Start', Click 'Find', then click 'Files Or Folders'.

3. In the Named box, type "drvwppqt.vxd" (without quotation marks), and then click Find Now.

4. Rename all instances of the file by changing the file name extension. i.e. change drvwppqt.vxd to drvwppqt.vxt

You must change the extension to prevent the driver from being loaded.

5. Reboot your system.

6. Plug in and turn on the BJC-5000 series printer.

***NOTE: Do not implement this resolution if you have a tape backup device connected to a parallel (LPT) port on your computer.

You should now be able to set the BIOS and Device Manager to ECP for optimal performance.

FYI: The drvwppqt.vxd file has been found to affect other brands and models of printers. This problem is not specific to the BJC-5000.



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