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We purchased a new windows vista computer and it was not compatible with our hp C6180 all in one printer that we already had with our old windows computer. I downloaded the compatible software for windows vista about 1 month ago and it worked fine, but now I'm having the same problem that it stops in the middle of printing and prints out a lot of pages with weird symbols. Do I need to re-download or what do I need to do?

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Just uninstall any drivers you have installed and then reinstall it.Also do this for all printer related softwares. Also this can happen if your computer is infected.SO scan your system using any of the online scans available.almost all good antivirus companies websites will have link for an oline scan.

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