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Hp printer disappears

Hello, I have Vista program and a new HP Deskjet f4100/4180 all in one printer. My problem is the printer keeps disappearing and won't print. Then I have to unistall the whole program and reinstall it. It does this about every 3-4 months like clockwork. Now it takes about 2 - 2 1/2 hours to fix this. This is driving me crazy, literally. HP says it's a Vista problem. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. I have an HP Deskjet F4140 connected to my computer with Vista and it will reinstall itself every time you turn it or the computer off and on. Sometimes I can print and then, without turning the power off to the printer or computer, I can come back a few minutes or hours later and the stupid thing has just disappeared! It does this AT LEAST once a week and HP has been absolutely no help at all. It was installed exactly according to the directions HP gave me and still it doesn't work. I am considering taking it out and running it over with the car so please help me someone!!!!!!

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  • LBurke5636 Mar 05, 2009

    I have the same problem. I have Vista on my computer and HP Deskjet F4140 will disappear. I reinstall, and it does the same thing. Anyone know how to fix this?



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Have had the same problem. Contacted HP by email and they sent me am email response about running MSCONFIG which did cure the problem. Their instructions were very easy to follow, even for a 70+ years computer novice
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