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HP Photosmart 7450 crashes my computer

This problem has been going on for quite some time now and now it has gotten worse for some reason. My computer crashes several times a day and when the computer automatically reboots, I get a Microsoft Error message. The message : This problem was caused by Hewlett-Packard Printer Driver (HPZid412/HPZius12), which was created by Hewlett-Packard Company.
Hewlett-Packard Company is aware of this problem and working as quickly as possible to make a solution available.

Well looking online, this has been going on with other HP printers, but no new solutions or fixes. I contacted HP, but their solution did not work. All they had me do was uninstall the software and reinstall the software from their website. Then waited on the phone for 2 minutes to see if it crashes and call it fixed since it didn't. However later that day it does. I have done the plug and play method also after uninstalling the printer driver. I haave to uninstall the printer driver everytime I want to take my laptop somewhere. It is frustrating to say the least because of other programs have to be recalibrated to the printer. The Microsoft link is:

No idea what to do to have the printer to work correctly. I have updated all my other drivers and most XP updates except SP3. SP3 just causes more problems with other software I have besides taking away the address bar. I have an HP officejet 4215 all-in-one which I have had for three years. Just bought a new laptop running XP and installed the HP full boat of HP software (need to use the scanner - otherwise I would do just drivers) anyway the thing bluescreens and crashes every time I try and launch it. Going to try and download what I need from HP website. Never had this kind of problem with Epson... could be time for a new printer.

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    Is your system clean of virus, adware, spyware, malware? If not I would start there. After that, I suggest that if HP recognizes the problem, and no fixes exist, that you return the printer and ask for a full refund.

    Currently, XP Professional with SP2 or SP3 is the best thing going, so stiick with what you have, and look at another model printer. You could also uninstall SP3 and SP2, to get back to original config, and then start over.



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Follow the link and get the correct driver and get installed

Also try with another USB cable, If you are using a long cable, just try with a short one.

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Hi i am having trouble with my hp photosmart 7450 printer, i lost my software for the prnter & got a new computer, now when i turn it on it blinks red

Hi You not say what windows version you are using, got a XP driver for you.

You can download a driver Software from my website then you can use the driver to set your printer up.
Just click on this link and it will download for you, and it is best to save it on your desktop so you can find it easy.
This is for the HP-Photosmart-7450-XP-32Bit


Ones you have downloaded just double click and it will take you through the installing

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Your computer crashing several times a day is the bigger issue here. You need to resolve this first. Update your OS software, your disk probably should be wiped, reformatted and reinstalled cleanly. After that, I suspect that your printer problems will go away.

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[ Vista support not yet certified for Photosmart 7450, and uses standard printer driver]

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