How do I create a Virtual Port for USB



I have a Brother 5240 printer that works on one windows xp machine, but not
another (i.e., a Toshiba laptop Satellite (A105)). The problem seems to be
located in the printing port. In the printers and fax dialog box I notice
that the computer that successfully prints has created a virtual port for
usb. The other does not have this port. I would like to create the same
virtual port for Toshiba, but am not sure how to go about it.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.



I have installed the program several times from the install disk and the
updated zipped file from Brother but still no success. The computer simply
refuses to create this virtual port for USB.

Again, Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Alan Morris [MSFT]

The USB port is typically created by the plug and play system. The spooler
just uses this path to send data.

The port is created when you plug the device into the computer.

Alan Morris
Windows Printing Team
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