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After software installation the screen says ''cannot communicate with printer'' says USB problem but the wizard sees the printer and the on-line ID from HP sees the printer

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This usually means the software or the driver for the printer has not been installed successfully. Try running the cd again and then restart the computer before trying to print anything.

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