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My computer will not recognise my scanner

I have a hewland packard printer 2520C but since my computer has been put back to default settings after having a virus it will not recognise it. Can anybody help? The printer is firing up and the plugs are all in the right places what else can I do?

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You need to install your printer again.
But First do this:

1) Uninstall the software printer,
2) Delete all the printer folders created during the last installation.
3) In the computer registry (start >> run >> regedit.exe) Delete all printer paths
4) Reboot your computer
5) Re-install the printer again.
If you dont have the CD to reinstall your printer, do this go to:
Support >> Sotware and drivers

And download from there your printer software

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1) press the * button marked as System menu on the panel. Then you select "scanner default". you will be asked for a code. try 5000 if this does not work 6482 will. Now select "default settings"

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