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It is could be a software related problem. Software called drivers are needed to run the printer. The drivers for your printer can be found on the CD disk that came with your printer. They can also be downloaded from the manufactures website, click their downloads/support button and select your model of printer. Download and install the drivers for your specific model of printer and for your specific version of Windows.
Check the printer status: 1 Click Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other Hardware > Printers and Faxes. 2 From the Printers folder, double-click the Lexmark Z45 printer icon. 3 From the Printer menu, make sure: – Default Printer is selected. – Pause Printing is not selected. Check the printer port: 1 Click Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other Hardware > Printers and Faxes. 2 Click the Ports tab. 3 From the list of ports, select the USB printer port. If the USB port is not listed, uninstall and then reinstall the printer software. 4 Click Apply. 5 Click OK. Make sure you have not installed multiple copies of the printer software: Windows XP: From the Start menu, click Control Panel Printers and Other Hardware > Printers and Faxes. In the Printers folder, make sure there is only one Lexmark Z45 printer icon. If you have installed multiple copies of the printer software, uninstall each copy. Then restart the computer and reinstall the printer software. If the printer port is incorrect or you have installed multiple copies of the printer software, uninstall and then reinstall the printer software: 1 From the Start menu, click Programs or All Programs Lexmark Z45 Uninstall. 2 Follow the instructions on your screen to uninstall the printer software. 3 Restart your computer. 4 Reinstall the printer software
go to www.isohunt.com and download driver detective with key. Install driver detective. And let it to search for the drivers your system needs to operate any hardware. When it searches the drivers for your MFP then install it.
Leave the printer on but unplug the power cord and USB cable. Wait 30 seconds and plug printer back in. Once it has finished coming on and initializing reconnect the USB cable. Try to print - up and working?
Assuming that the issue is software first uninstall the current drivers and then you can download and reinstall from the hp website. Just select your OS and then pick the most recent full feature software and drivers.
First check that is defined as default printer in 'installed printer' in
Windows, and that you are not sending documents in printout to another
non connected printer present in Windows under 'installed printers'.
Unplug completely computer from power socket and from USB for 10
minutes, to get rid of electrostatic problems on USB. Plug everything
back and restart.
Check the USB cable, replace USB cable with a different one to check if it was the cable.
printer from 'installed printers' in Windows (delete). Disconnect
printer from USB, reinstall printer from printer software CD or
downloaded driver. Connect printer to usb only after installing, or
when explicitly required by software, this is important
Most USB printers need to have the printer driver installed before you connect the printer to the computer, did you install the printer this way?
Also, check and see if it is the default printer.
If those do not work:
1) Turn off the Terminate and Stay Resident programs MSCONFIG in VISTA. 2) Disable HP device discovery service. 3) Uninstall the All-In-One software. 4) Turn off firewall and antivirus. 5) Reinstall the latest software for the All-In-One. Hope this helps.
Everytime I turn on my home computer my HP Photosmart C4180 reinstalls everytime. I constantly have (Copy 1) (Copy 2) etc each time and have to keep changing the most recent as my default. Anyone know how I can solve this PLEASE!?