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Hp laserjet 3050 scan problem

Using Vista - when I try to scan I get a "scanner cannot be initialized error".

I am using a print server and can scan, fax, and print using XP.

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  • riley40 Jun 14, 2008

    I've been to the HP support site and have installed the PCL6 Plug and Play Scan/Print Driver Package.

    Didn't work.

    Should I install something else?


  • riley40 Jun 14, 2008

    Sorry - I gave you a FixYa! on the next one to make up for it... but I don't know how to go back and change the Thanks For Trying rating. If you know how, tell me and I will.

    I appreciate your help!


  • riley40 Jun 15, 2008

    Thanks IrishDruid! It took 10 seconds and worked like a charm but that fix never appeared in my search results because I was searching for Vista solutions.




  • mkishorr Jun 18, 2008

    i am having problem with my Laser jet 3050 scanner. I am not able to scan the documents. Its throwing below error. Kindly help me on this Priority. I have reinstalled drivers also, but getting same error.

  • walbrosplc Jul 18, 2008

    I have installed my HP 3050 on a new computer running Vista it recognises it installs drivers but will not print scan etc.I tried to delete the printer but Vista will not even do this

  • donglic Dec 20, 2008

    I have a new vista computer and the scanner for my hp 3050 doesn't work. I tried downloading the HP PCL 6, but it wouldn't download. Also, the disk that came with the printer doesn't download because it isn't compatible with vista.

    The printer works, but not the scanner.

    How do I get the scanner to work with vista?


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You should go to HP.com and look for a TWAIN scanner driver the works for that printer in Vista.

Posted on Jun 14, 2008

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    Tim Babcock Jun 14, 2008

    Thats true about getting answers. I try to ask questions first before giving the answer.

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Reinstall the correct printer drivers for your OS.

Posted on Jun 14, 2008

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    Swilin Sampson Jun 14, 2008

    Why couldn't you state that before rating my solution Thanks for trying?

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    Swilin Sampson Jun 14, 2008

    Don't worry about it. Not your fault really. Fixya should explain to the customer how the ratings work. You cannot always expect an immediate fix on the first response itself. Sometimes a bit of troubleshooting and to and fro dialogue is necessary to arrive at a diagnosis and fix.

    Anyway, back to the issue... The issue is that Scan function is not communicating, for this you have to run Fixscan utility, which is to be downloaded..

    Run this utility and then try scanning.. it should work...

    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/Tec...
    en&cc=us&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=1161389&prodNameId=1140780&swE
    nvOID=228&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=ma-38336-1

    If it does not work the first time around, try it again with default settings.


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    Swilin Sampson Jun 14, 2008

    Sorry, HERE is the link. Although it does not mention Vista, it should work.

  • Swilin Sampson
    Swilin Sampson Jun 15, 2008

    Great! Glad that worked out :) Like I said, sometimes a bit of discussion is required before we can arrive at the correct fix :)

    Cheers!


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Because its not allowed for our facility....

Kindly kelp...its bit urgent...

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