I am trying to get a parallel port based Rowland plotter to work on my husband's Dell XPS via a parallel to USB cable. Initially I couldn't see any ports in Device Manager but I have Googled and found out how to show hidden device and now device manager has the heading Ports. Unfortunately it onlys show Com ports - no sign of LPT1.
When I plug in the cable I get the noise to indiate something has been added, but no messages and no recognition. When I plug the cable into my HP Compaq hc6320 it immediately recognises the device.
What is wrong with the Dell settings please. I tried looking in the BIOS,but coulodn't see anything obvious.