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Was able to scan before. Repaired xp pro os. now cannot scan. error: hp imaging device cannot intialized. error communication with device. scan sw maybe not installed correctly. had this issue before but forgot how to fix this.

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You need to reinstall the software. The bes way is to disconnect the printer, then use scrubber.exe (you can find it on the driver cd) to clean the system from old and failed installation, and after that install the printer according to user manual (software first).

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