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HP Driver Installation Problem "fatal error scan msi" + "error 1395"

I am trying to install the drivers for an HP networked printer and the driver keeps crashing every time I try to run the installation program.

I have followed the instructions on this page

as well as

It's on a Vista 32 bit laptop. I couldn't find any vista specific instructions. I can't remember the exact model number, since I am working remotely.

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Re: HP Driver Installation Problem "fatal error scan msi"...

I have a HP PSC 2355 all-in-one and I acnnot scan anything with Omnipage pro 16, it says that the Scan.msi file is needed and cannot find it.
Can anyone help ????

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Re: HP Driver Installation Problem "fatal error scan msi"...

Some programs on Vista require you to be logged on as Admin to run them correctly ... Who knows why ? Only B G could answer such a question.

This applies to the majority of 3rd party programs as well, although i'm not entirely sure why this would happen with a printer driver, but it may be worth a shot eh ?

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Re: HP Driver Installation Problem "fatal error scan msi"...

You need to check the model of the printer on HP.COM for drivers, HP does not support, does not and have will not have drivers for a bunch of printers, usually older printers.

I have with some success installed the old HP III driver for any HP laser printer on any windows version including Vista. this of course will give you basic printing functionality.

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During installation i get a fatal error is corrupt go to fatal error and MSI.DTSS

Dowload the driver from above link

Disconnect the printer first, start installing the dowloaded package, while installing it will ask you to connect the printer, then connect it.

It should install properly.


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Error 2753 HP3050

If it is related to the infamous Fatal Error, MSI.dot4msi, code 2753 of HP installations, then it is not a compatibility issue, but an installation problem.
The HP un-install does not clean its previous installations well, causing some of the dll-s to be locked by Windows, thus disabling install of the new software.
What you need to do is manually delete any trace for HP previous installs from your PC.
Search for HPz*.*, HPw*.*, HPq*.* files, and delete them. Those files that you cannot delete - rename them and delete in safe mode.
Also, search the registry for any HPAIO entries - delete all of them.
Then, reset your PC, and install the new software.

It worked for me (and this is the only thing that worked...)

Good luck

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While installing driver updates for Hp C-6260 all in one printer

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Error 2753 HP3055

My Scenario:

OS: MS Windows XP SP3 [Version 5.1.2600]
Printer: HP LaserJet 3390 (AiO) (Firmware datecode: 20070331)
Printer Connection: Connected via Ethernet with a static IP address
HP Driver Version: v4.0 (hp_LJ3050-3052-3055-3390-3392_Full_Solution_AMWE.exe)

Ran into same error that everyone else is experiencing. (see below)

Now Launching=X:\hpzmsi01.exe -m dot4msi -l XXX -f X:\DIVins??.DAT
Error message received: The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with this package. The error code is 2753.
X:\HPZBDI32.msi failed with return code 1603
MSIInstall() failed with 1603
Exit code=1603

After debugging HP's installation scripts for 2 days, here is the cause & solution I identified to this specific install error. Once I got passed this error, everything installed without error and all functionality was working properly (including scanning!).


Microsoft Installer (MSI) error 1603 is simply a generic "A fatal error occurred during installation" -- see This is basically MSI telling you that something very bad has happened during the installation. In order to get more details, you can turn on MSI debug logging by following this MS Knowledge Base article (

The MSI error code 2753 is the code for "The File '<file name>' is not marked for installation.". This error can be triggered by many scenarios, but usually, it has to do with the actual installation script not properly checking for the existence/non-existence of an installation file and then not marking it for either installation/removal. I know this sounds confusing, and it is. If your curious about all the possible causes, just Google for "msi 2753 not marked for installation" and you'll see lots of results which you can peruse for your own enjoyment.

In order to identify what was causing these 2 errors, I enabled debugging for MSI via the aforementioned MS KB article


Certain HP services (and associated DLL files) were somehow partially/improperly installed. (Possibly, from a previous failed install?)

The Windows services (files) were:

Pml Driver HPZ12 (C:\Windows\System32\HPZipm12.dll)
Net Driver HPZ12 (C:\Windows\System32\HPZinw12.dll)

The existence of these 2 files in the System32 directory was causing this error in my situation. Somehow, the installation script was not identifying that these files were already installed (or improperly installed) and failing to properly set them to be installed again.



1) Check to make sure that the 2 Windows services above are not running (or not installed).
2) Rename/delete the 2 associated service DLL files (this will only be possible once the services are stopped)
3) Run the installation again.

If all goes well, the install should now run without any issues.

Hope this helps since many people (including myself) have spent a lot of time (and HP Support chats) trying to find a workaround for this issue.

If you find this solution helped you out, please feel free to make a small donation to my PayPal ;)

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