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My printer wont work or install after system restore

My printer/scanner stopped working after i restored my sytem it wont install ethier i looked for it on my computer but it wasnt there i know it was turned on and everything i also looked for it on hp image zone still not there my printer is a 3 in one HP officejet 5600/HP psc 1500/hp psc 1400 please help i put in i good word 4 u and tell everybody bout u thnxx

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