Hi guys, back again. Last prob solved but slightly diff prob this time. Currently using Vista with ad-hoc connection to HP OJ 7410 printer. For no apparent reason the silly printer just stopped working and disappeared frm my list of printers.
I am restricted frm scanning and printing as my laptop says that the printer doesn't exist. Tried adding a printer to set the HP OJ 7410 as default printer via w/less connection but no good.
When using the 'setup' config button on the actual printer itself, it picks up the hpsetup connection and successfully connects. My laptop aims to differ though.
I'm a bit of a coconut and am really confused :-\ .
Was wondering if any suggestions other than reinstalling could be offered so as to avoid the lengthy hassles of downloading drivers etc for Vista.
Nothing to worry about. Go to HP.com and from there select Software and Driver Downloads. Download the Full feature software and driver for windows Vista. Run the Installation.
If the softwares are installed it will ask you to "Add a device". Add a device and select network option. The device will be installed. Now there is a patch on HP.com for unexpected uninstallation. Download it and install it on the computer. It will resolved the issue.
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we need to create the Ad hoc network that will provide wireless
connection between your computer and printer. On the right hand portion
of the Taskbar, you can right-click the wireless icon and choose "View
Available Wireless Networks". Or you can double click the wireless icon,
then click "View Wireless Networks". It is also accessible from the
Control Panel. Either way, the same window as shown in step 2 will
View Wireless Networks
The Wireless Network Connection window shows you all the
wireless networks in range including the network where you are
connected. If you have many neighbors with wireless networks, it will
all show up. Click "Change advanced settings" and it will bring up the
Wireless Network Connection Properties window. Choose the "Wireless
Networks" tab and at the bottom click "Advanced" button.
Wireless Networks Properties
From the Advanced option window, choose "ad hoc" networks
only. This is just to simplify the process. You should also bring this
back to original setting after you are done connecting via Ad hoc. You
may choose to skip this step if you wish and you should still be able to
make the connection without a problem.
Create the ad hoc network
Click the "Add" button and type in a name for your Ad hoc
network. Make it more intuitive so you can easily recognize your own
network just in case there are other Ad hoc in range. Check off the
automatic key and enter a 5 or 10 digit network key. This is the same
key that you will input at the printer later. Click OK and then OK
again. You are now connected to the Ad hoc network. You are half way
ad hoc network
Make sure the printer is ON as well as the wireless radio
button. On the printer control panel, press the setup button to access
the menu. Go to Wireless Menu and press OK. Press the arrow to go to
Setup Wizard and press OK so the printer will automatically search for
wireless networks in range. From the list of networks, find the SSID or
Ad hoc name that you created and press OK and type in the network key
using the alphanumeric keypad on the printer. The printer should confirm
the connection in less than a minute. That's it! Try to print a test
page to make sure everything is working properly.
Since this happened AFTER a Vista upgrade, I suggest that you look at the printer in the hardware are of Vista.
1. First remove the printer from the group of devices.
2. Reboot with the printer attached.l
If the printer does not automatically reinstall, then manually add it by using the Add Printer selection.
If you have two printers in the list delete them both and then reboot.
It might help to uninstall the HP devices through the Device Manager, and then restart the computer. Let the computer try to detect the HP devices and install them and the drivers needed. You might want to have any software discs handy in case you have to reinstall any software that came with the printer, etc.
when it hangs,right click the task bar and open task manager and from the process tab stop the file wrapper. In device manager click on view and select show hidden devices. U will see and imaging device keep updating it and
OK that is something really big well dont have to worry there is another small thing that you can try ... 1. If you have the S/w CD then insert it in the computer open my computer >> Right click on the CD ROM drive and select the option EXPLORE >> there will be an icon that will say Util double left click on that >> You will get a folder that says CCC double left click on it >> you will get a list of different icons over there double left click on UNINSTALL_L2 >> a black window(cmd page) will open up and if u have the USB cable plugged in take it out and after that hit "ENTER" from your keyboard it will uninstall the drivers of the printer that is not getting compatible to the operating system in your computer after it uninstalls click on FINISH>> computer will restart itself...... after that you need to clear the TEMP folder in your computer ...........if XP click on start>>click on RUN>> type %temp% and hit enter delete everythig that is there after selecting any one of them and then pressing Ctrl+A on your keyboard delete everything and then try and install the S/W.... ..........if vista type %temp% and hit enter delete everythig that is there after
selecting any one of them and then pressing Ctrl+A on your keyboard
delete everything and then try and install the S/W ....
try removing the printer, and re adding it. Sometimes when printer drivers go kaput, they don't drop cleanly. Also, check your power arrangement, as printer drivers are notoriously suspect to power glitches, just like modems.