Question about HP Photosmart C3180 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Driver issue my girlfriend has a hp 3180 on a dell running windows vista. when the printer has been turned off and then is powered back on it searches and reinstalls another driver and reinstalls itself as another printer. is there any way to keep it from doing this and keep it printing other than leaving it powered on all the time?

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Re: driver issue

That is the vista problem... test the printer in winxp sp2.. work ok..

but the 3100 series need install driver before conect the printer in the PC usb...

install the driver with the printer unplug usb.. and only conect when program say install printer at the usb..

excuse my bad english

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Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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Cant download my hp photosmart C3100 in my laptop, im using windows vista

Not sure it want the C3100 OR THE 3180, But maybe it will do for same printer.
I have put the software driver for you on my website you can download it from there all you go to do is click on the link I put for you, it may take time to download for you depending on the speed of your internet all the best.
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After download just double click on the icon and it will open up to a WinZip just click on unzip and follow the instructions,
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It will not work on windows 7

You should not be having an issue. Make sure that you use the 64bit driver on the 64bit Windows 7, or the 32bit driver on the 32bit system. You can get the drivers here.

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Call HP.

There is an un-acknowledged issue with these printers having problems like that ....

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Job Status Window Interface has stopped working.

The issue usually occurs if you are using windows xp drivers on a vista machine. It's strange that the error does not come up when printing from internet explorer 7.0.

There is a file on that you can run to remove any xp drivers and then run the vista installation file. that should take care of these error messages from the operating system.

you can copy and paste the following links to download and run the files :

Patch file to remove xp drivers:

Driver for vista

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Installing HP c3180 on windows vista

Here's the link ro download the Vista driver for your Printer/Scanner:

You should uninstall the XP driver for the Printer and install this instead: HP Photosmart Full Feature Software and Drivers

You should use the uninstaller utility on the HP support page on the link provided, and after installing the new driver.

You can also scan and copy in Vista by using Windows Photo Gallery.

1. Click on files tab at the top in Window Photo Gallery.
2. Click on import from camera or scanner.
3. Highlight your scanner icon (ie HP C3180) then click import.
4. New scan window will popup, now you can preview or scan using this basic looking Vista utility.

Hope that helps.

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I have provided you the software that u can download to install the photosmart c3180 printer driver.Click on the downlaod button




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Driver issues

Somewhere during the software install something went wrong. So every time you start the printer it thinks the drivers needs to be reinstalled & it finishes by installing its self again. Open the control panel & uninstall everything that the 3180 has installed on your PC including other perk programs bundled with the printer. Unplug the printer & Re-start the pc when finished.
Go to the link below & download HP's latest software for your 3180.
Follow the manual's instructions to the letter for re-installation.
When you finish the install re-start the Pc. Go back to the HP site above and click the link you see there to: Automatically check to see if the latest driver is installed correctly.
Good luck!
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For windows Vista; it is imperative to run the Vista patch which can be found on the Dell website (Downloads and drivers).
Make sure that you run the patch, after removing the printer USB cable from the computer. Restart the computer as the patch suggests and then install the Vista specific drivers, which also need to be downloaded from Dell Website.
Again, do not connect the printer unless the installation software asks you to.
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