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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

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You could try changing the parallel printer mode in the BIOS.  

Mine has the options of Output only,Bidirectional, ECP and EPP.  The first two are the most likely to work.
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Thanks [glow]PLUGGY![/glow], will try and tell you about the results , i hope this will make it go working, Please! keep in touch.
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Hi there..Don´t know if this will help but I built the parallel programmer and Arduino on a breadboard. I wanted to bootload a Mega168 chip. After countless failures I finally suceeded in bootloading the chip as follows....

Downloaded the latest WinAVR
Copied and renamed the ATmegaBOOT_168_diecimila.hex to diecimila.hex and put this file in c:\
Opened windows command prompt
Changed directory to C:\
Then ran the following command...
avrdude -c dapa -p m168 -F -U diecimila.hex

Hey presto...It bootloaded perfectly and is working fine.
The -c dapa instruction uses defaults for anything not specified such as LPT1 as parallel port and -U asumes you want to erase the chip and flash the named file. I put the boot file in root directory and ran the avrdude from root so it automatically looked in that directory for the boot file first.

Hope this helps someone.  
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Nishant, your issues are not really very relevant to Arduino... they are more specific to genaral AVR programming and  I would really recommend that you visit the best AVR specific website...  http://www.avrfreaks.net/

That is really the best place to ask the kinds of questions you are asking.  Use of Parallel STK200 Programmers and PONYPROG are common there and there are people that can assist you better.
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