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Problems with HP deskjet f380. Will not print... scans and copies

Hello, since buying a new laptop (vista) my printer stopped printing. It scans and copies ok. I have reinstalled the software from HP and looked for the latest drivers. the Installation seemed successful. It won't even print a test page.
Can you please help

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  • robbx
    robbx Jan 10, 2009

    Hi, thanks for your help... but I couldn't follow the steps given in your first help list as the options in vista don't seem to follow that of XP. I got lost and as I've spent many hours trying to solve this i'm begunning to think I should cut my losses and get a new printer (not an HP).
    I also came across an article explaining why there are some problems using certain pre vista hardware with vista (i have copied this below.)
    thanks again for your help.

    April 24, 2007

    Here's why your HP printer still doesn't have Vista drivers

    As I've written before,
    driver support is the biggest issue confounding Windows Vista users,
    and probably a primary reason why many folks are shying away from it.
    They're hesitant to buy new machines with Vista on them because
    printers, scanners and other devices may not have Vista drivers.
    same scenario happened previously with the release of Windows XP, but
    because XP was a more compelling leap from the Windows 9x operating
    systems, users were more willing to suffer through that pain.
    Vista is not so compelling, and many customers are still demanding XP on new PCs as a result.
    both cases, Microsoft made test versions of its operating systems
    available to hardware makers well in advance of its release, urging
    them to get drivers out the door as soon as possible. If that's the
    case, why aren't manufacturers ready to roll when a new version of
    Windows is launched?
    One of the biggest offenders, both with XP
    and Vista, has been Hewlett Packard. Some of its XP printer and
    scanner drivers weren't ready until nine months after that operating
    system was released. And today, many HP customers are still awaiting drivers for Vista....

  • bowmanera Mar 06, 2009

    I have a small home network with two desktops and two laptops running XP.

    I have an F380 Deskjet cabled to one of the desktops and it is shared through the network without problems.

    I have just got a new laptop running vista and it cannot connect to the printer although it is shown on the printer. When I try to connect to the printer a message says that drivers need to be installed but then a message says that it cannot connect to the Deskjet.

    The Vista laptop can see and be seen on the network and shares both ways

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    some of the software for the pinter is missing. Please reinstall the printer's software.



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The system for vista and xp is near to similar. so just click the following links 1 by 1 and go through the instructions as you r missing any minor step to be followed in loading your printer How to load a printer on a pc step by step instructions
How to load a printer on a pc step by step instructions
Installing a printer on a Windows 95/98 network
MARK the NEW PRINTER as a "Sharable" Printer
Troubleshooting Windows 95/98 networking problems
How to install a printer driver locally for a remote printer in Windows XP/ Windows 2000-

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