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"service this device" service

I want to run the service this device feature for my printer. i hit it and "The application can not be started. Try reinstalling the printer driver." reinstalled the driver from the CD, no difference. installed an updated driver i found on the HP website, no difference.

what am i to do?

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The feature isn't a driver it's a program. In Add/Remove, remove the HP printer stuff, then reinstall everything from scratch. Let it install everything.

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Please try the following steps to resolve the problem:

*********************************Step 1************************************

1.Right click on Computer ->Properties->Device manager.

2.You will get Device manager window popping out.

3.Scroll down to "Universal Serial BUS controllers".Click on the (+)


4.Check for the "USB Composite Device" and right click on it, click




wat location says, (Eg -LOCATION : HP DESKJET F2100)

5.Disconnect the USB and reboot the PC.

6.Connect the USB after reboot, you will get popup "Found new

hardware".Then the Drivers will be installed Automatically.

(If this doesn't works go for step2)

*********************************Step 2:*********************************

1.Click start - > in start search then type "twain_32" click OK.

2.A window will open and click EDIT menu-> select all, then delete all the files and folders.

3.Click start - >start search then type "services.msc" click OK.

4.Look for service called "HPZ PML Driver", Doubled click on it, check whether the "startup type" is "Automatic", if not changed it to automatic.Checked the "Service status" is "started".If not click on "start" button.Click Apply and OK.

5.Right click on "HPZ PML Driver" and click "Restart".Close the window.Click start - >run then type "%temp%" click OK.A window will open and click EDIT menu-> select all, then delete all the files and folders.If u cant delete them its ok, just close the window and go to step 6.

6.Disconnect the Printer USB cable, Insert the installation disk of your printer.If Installation wizard pops up, click on cancel/exit. Computer, right click on your CD/DVD ROM Drive , then click "open".Look for folder called "UTIL" then look for folder called "CCC".There you will see a file that says "Uninstall_2". Double click on that file.

8.A run box will poppup, click OK, now you will see the command windows, hit enter the Driver that is necessary for comunication which are corrupted will be removed.

9.After that, restart the PC and Insert the Disk and install the printer.Connect the Printer USB only if the PC prompts you to connect.After installaton completes, check the scanner.

(if this doesn't works go to step3)

*********************************Step 3:*********************************

Using the CD, uninstall the printer or you can also uninstall using the Programs and features.Then Reinstall.
(Note: During uninstallation USB must be disconnected)


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