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Drivers reinstall frequently

Periodically the hp c4280 reinstalls the drivers, causing mulitple copies of the printer,

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  • winkus Jun 02, 2008

    Printer installs and works fine. Then for no apparent reason every now and then on start up it reinstalls the software and makes a copy of the printer and sets it as default. Again in a few restarts makes another copy and so on. Remove all traces, reinstall correctly, did not stop problem 2 different computers 1 with XP the other Vista. Lastest software on each? Help??

  • Jim1961 Jun 09, 2008

    I am having the same problem. I am running a Dell with XP home edition SP2.. It seems to be getting worse.

  • mrvalles Jun 12, 2008

    Is the same in my case... even if I reboot the system the setup procedure start all over again...

  • saryan Jun 16, 2008

    I have the same issue on my Compaq laptop, whenever i boot up, i see an hourglass icon and the install screen then it tells me there is an install error. Sometimes it keeps on doing this, othertimes it makes a new copy of the printer in my print driver window. I now have the original plus 3 copies. What on earth is going on??? HELP it's drivng me nuts!!

  • Neal Brown May 11, 2010

    Have you tried using another USB port, and also another USB cable? It is possible that the USB port or cable are working intermittently and the PC is saying "hey, I've got a new device - what is it"

    Have you tried starting up the computer with the printer not connected via USB and then connecting after startup to see if it behaves differently?

    Have you downloaded a new installation file, burned it to CD/DVD and then reinstalled from scratch at that point?



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Just give your system a restore ponit by clicking on start menu, go to all programms, click on accesories, under accessories click on system options under that go to system restore and restore your system to the date you install the printer. then re install the printer again

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