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Printer will not install with cd

I have tried several times to install, but keep getting message that says another installation is already in progress.complete that installation before proceeding with this installation. I am not installing anything else! At least that I know of. Tried installing in safe mode and that did not work.

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Open the task manager and close everything except "systray" and "explorer", then try again.
Presuming you are running windows.

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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There are some files that cannot be read from CD, so Windows gets stuck.
It tries to restart to continue with installation, and keeps doing this on an endless loop.

Get a goos Windows Installation CD and start from scratch, (format and load the new copy of Windows)

Don't forget to rate this answer if it helps.

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