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HP Officejet will not scan

I have Windows 2000 PRO on my machine. I bought an HP Officejet j5780 and installed the program. The scanner will not work. I have contacted HP and they told me that the machine is not compatible with Windows 2000; their web site says that it is. Mostly what I need is scanning documents into either Winword or Open Office.
I have tried re-installing the software severally times to no avail.
I need to know how to get the printer to scan.

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  • John Brown Jul 22, 2009

    Hi, Ekse

    I downloaded the new file from HP, uninstalled the old program and then installed the new one but I'm lost as to what I should do now. I found several icons in the HP folder but none of them seemed to do anything.

    Guess I need more help.

  • John Brown Jul 22, 2009

    Hi, Ekse

    I cannot find any way to reject the solutioin given and can't find how to get the direct connect on my desktop for the team solution.

  • John Brown Jul 22, 2009

    I have been trying to contact you all afternoon via the TeamViewer. Internet Explorer will not let me download the file. When I use Firefox or Maxthon I don't get anywhere. When I get to the window to access you, there is no way to enter the ID and Password that I was given. When I use either my ID gnuma or and the radio button (remote) I don't get anything or any of the other buttons. I've tried everything I can see that I should do to get our remote connection. At one time I got a window or receding windows but that is as close as I've gotten to anything that resembles a program opening.

    I don't know what to do now. But I do need to get the problem resolved.



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I think it should work, have you installed the "HP Officejet Full Feature Software and Driver" from the hp website? the CD might have software for XP and newer and might not work fully on windows 2000.

Get the full feature software from the page above. Uninstall the earlier ones from start -> control panel -> add or remove programs

Find the hp related programs from the list and uninstall before installing the new software. also Unplug the machine and open up printers and faxes, right click on it and select delete.

Then restart your computer, and then install the full feature software, plug in the machine when asked.

If it doesn't work, I could look into it over remote support. I used to Scan on windows 98 some 10 years ago so I'm pretty sure its going to work on windows 2000.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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  • Ekse Jul 22, 2009

    Lets look into it over remote support open this page

  • Ekse Jul 22, 2009


    It should be pretty simple, I posted step by step instructions there if you need help. Download the program to your computer, save it to your desktop for example, then open your desktop and double click the teamviewer to start it.

  • Ekse Jul 22, 2009

    Hi, I'm still available if you want my help, open up this page

  • Ekse Jul 22, 2009

    The program should give you a set of numbers, a ID number that is like 123456 and a password number 1234 You only need to run the program so you get those numbers and then send them to me here or email them to me directly

  • Ekse Jul 22, 2009

    The id and password, you don't enter those into the pages, you just send them to me over email or write here with a comment.

  • Ekse Jul 22, 2009

    1. download the file, click either run or save. if you save the file save it preferably on to your desktop.
    2. run the file basically double click on the file, if you clicked on run, it should have started on its own. If you clicked save, go to where you saved the file, double click it with your mouse to start it
    3. the program shows you a set of numbers, email me the numbers at

  • Ekse Jul 22, 2009

    I sent you a email at did you get it?



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