My printer starts out fine,but then prints gibberish. I have been trying to print a tax return from Turbo Tax and the first few pages are fine,but then turns to gibberish. I am running windows xp-home and using IE7. Thanks
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Re: hp deskjet F 380 all-in-one prints gibberish
Ok so the fact that it is printing gibberish means that either A you have not installed the hp software or B the software is not being recognized or is corrupt.
If you have not installed the software that came with it you have to do that so the proper drivers are installed.
If you have the software installed then go to your start menu and then the control panel. Go to printers and faxes and delete the F380 from the list. If there is more than one then delete them all. Then click on the add a printer button on the left. Go through the prompts to add the printer to the list and then close out and try to print again.
If that still does not solve the issue go into the hp folder in the start menu or hard drive and do the hp uninstaller and download the most recent drivers from www.hp.com - on the left side you will see a grey menu that says software and driver downloads click on it and type your product. Then click your OS and download and install the applicable file.
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1. Refresh the Spooler.
To refresh the spooler, Go to Start, and in start search box or Run, type services.msc and press enter.
Now Remove the USB cable from the back of the printer.
Now on Services window, search for Print Spooler.
Make a right click on it and select Stop
Then Again make a right click on it and select start.
Perform the steps Stop---start 3 times.
Once done, close the services window.
Then steps to be done on the printer.
Press the Power button for 30 seconds while the Power cable remains out.
Then insert the Power cable. And power ON the printer, if it does not Turn ON automatically.
If the issue still persists, please post back.
Hi and thank you for using fixya:
On this specific printer model this light means that your paper has jammed, you need paper, or your ink is low. Please re-start your computer and printer and try again. If problem persists check ink levels on the printer settings (computer)
It is really my first time to encounter that particular message that the "directory needed is unavailable". Here are the things that i want you to check.
1. Make sure that you logon to your computer using the Administrator previlege. That way, it will allow you to install and uninstall programs or softwares without any warnings. 2. Try to open the controlpanel>>> go the Printers and faxes>>> then make sure that the HP Deskjet F300 series has a check mark and it says READY. 3. If it doesnt say ready, right click the printer icon and it will give you option "USE PRINTER ONLINE". click on that. 4. Now, try printing a document.
Note: if the issue still not resolve, please give me further informations about the operating system, when you tried to print does it stays on the printing queue?