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I have an old scanner that no longer works so I have added an HP 6210 but can't seem to "add the device" when I use the HP Director to scan.

It sees my main printer and still lists the old all in one scanner but doesn't recognize the new HP model.

I can successfully scan "thru the back door" manually with the 6210 but would really like to use the Director and sacan it that way as a recognized device.

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Remove the old and reinstall the new. First go to Control Panel/Add Remove Programs and remove the old software package. HP has a software cleaning utility to *really* remove all the old driver files. i suggest you run through that utility, Then install the new drivers/software for the new device.

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Are you able to print? I suspect so. If not your probably looking at a bad cable or corrupt windows drivers.

The director software uses it's own system to talk to the printer via scan / fax though printing is controlled by windows itself. Since scan and fax are the same function to the printer, essentially i would start by re-installing the director software.

1. Remove it via add/remove programs, don't reinstall over. It may work but you'll likely just waste time, you want all it's files gone and replaced with new ones.

2. If that has no effect remove the printer from Control Panel > Printers. Also remove the scanner device from Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager >

3. Reboot, windows doesn't really remove things till you shut it off.

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