I have been making the popular parallel programmer given on http://arduino.cc/en/Hacking/ParallelProgrammer
, as i also tried making the arduino uno into an ISP (irrespective of warning by the tutorail initiator) but couldn't work,
i have run givieo and loaddrv.exe and also installed givieo.sys in windows/system32/drivers still it ain't working,
also run this registery patch given on page http://arduino.cc/en/Hacking/Bootloader
to stop windows polling the parallel port as a printer port (and also got a success message! that registry is loaded),
Quadruple checked the solder and other connection;s on the parallel programmer,Pheww!,
Alot of work slept only 4-5 hours and back on then Failed! again.
using Arduino 020 IDE version