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HP Scanjet 4400c not recognized by Windows XP Home Edition

Hi I had to reload my XP now it does not recognize my scanner. I keep getting an error message that says: Scanner could not be initialized. Scanner not connected. I have reinstalled the original software but still the same message! Help, thanks

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Re: HP Scanjet 4400c not recognized by Windows XP Home...

Try downloading the drivers from the HP website at:

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Drivers HP scanjet 4400c for windows 7

This worked for me:
Do NOT connect scanner before these first few steps
1. Download & save win xp drivers from HP website:
The 63.4mb file is the only one you'll need
2. Right-click on the saved file and go to its properties. Under the compatibility tab, set the file to run with win xp service pack 3. Apply changes and close properties dialogue.
3. Right click on the same file and choose 'run as administrator'. Accept any windows prompts that may appear and let the program & drivers install.
4. Once the software has finished installing, connect the scanner to your computer (via USB) and turn the scanner on.
5. Restart the computer without unplugging or turning the scanner off.
6. Your scanner should now work fine with the HP Precisionscan Pro utility.

Oct 31, 2011 | HP Scanjet 4400c Flatbed Scanner

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How do I find hp scanjet 4400c for win 7

Hi whitecloudy !
Hp doesn' t support your unit anymore since Windows XP and it's a shame . Here are 3 workaround solutions :

solution one:
You can get your unit working in WIA mode if you can follow this :
make sure your XP ( yes XP ) driver is correctly installed .
Download FreeKapture from
Launch Freekapture , clic on Scan , select WIA-Hewlett-Packard . Your scanner will run . If you choose HP PrecionScan Pro , program will hang .
Note : no slides or negatives scans possible in WIA mode but the rest works .
solution two :
If you have the W XP install disc , you can install a virtual version of W XP on your machine from
solution three :
If you still have the install disc , you can also partition your primary and install W XP on the new partition from
Back up your data first.

Have a nice day ,
Best regards,
Fanaudi .

Feb 08, 2011 | HP Scanjet 4400c Flatbed Scanner

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Windows 7 driver

If you can't find it with google, it doesn't exist.

Jan 23, 2010 | HP Scanjet 4400c Flatbed Scanner

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Scanjet 4400c does not work on windows vista

Jul 14, 2009 | HP Scanjet 4400c Flatbed Scanner

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Windows XP Pro Service Pack 2.0 not recognizing HP Scanjet 2300c

Check the cable and go to HP site and get the latest drivers

Mar 16, 2009 | HP Scanners

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HP Scanjet 4400c

The same for me but I don't have a program to instal a thing. I find there is no down for my scanner can you help so I can still use my scanner.

Oct 23, 2008 | HP Scanjet 4400c Flatbed Scanner

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Win vista doesn't accept hp scanjet 4400c downloaded driver

Hi there from Germany - English isn't the best but got the same problem solved so give it a try:

- first connect scanner to computer without having the drivers already installed
- next computer claims driver cd put in yours from XP or select downloaded XP-driver
- reboot
- try if scanner works - sometimes they do already
- if not head over to System management or system control what it's called in english
- choose add device and choose scanner
- now Windows tries to install a xerox-driver - allow this
- reboot
- and now it should work - if not sue hp! (But buttons for direct printing etc. might not be working anymore - except via the software itself - no more via the buttons

Hope I could help

Oct 21, 2008 | HP Scanjet 4400c Flatbed Scanner

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