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Problem installing software

I talked with hp support for 3 hrs on trying to fix this problem and at the end they told me that the I should uninstall the program then go in and reinstall it and another told me to down load it from their web site well I can't get either one to work. I temp shut off my virus and firewall and tryed it again and I still get get it to work. The one that told me to down load it from their site said that the disk was no good. What should I try next

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  • Sue45 Apr 11, 2008

    Tis printer will not print and EVERYTHING is connected correctly

  • Dave MacPhee
    Dave MacPhee May 11, 2010

    what is your OS and what file did you download from the site and install?



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Do you see the printer in start, settings, control panel, printers?
If you do, open start menu, in the open box type cmd.
type this command.
net start spooler

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It's the quiet little war between Windows and HP you're in the middle of. HP has updates that are specifically designed to alleviate this problem, but sometimes they don't show up automatically right away after the install. So, you need to go to the HP listing in your Start Menu in all programs and see if you can update from there first. Failing a link for that there, look to the HP Solution Center that would have loaded with the full version software.

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Did you get an error message on your PC screen? Or on the printers screen?
I understand you have uninstalled & re-installed your printer software a few times. If each time you installed & you used the HP CD you can stop using that CD. There can only be three reasons why your all-in-one fails to scan. Yes one is re-install the software. However you do not use your CD from HP. You use more current software from HP. Which you can get directly from HP & allowing HP to scan for your (connected & powered on printer). Click on the link below.
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