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HP DIRECTOR WILL NOT OPEN

I have just upgraded software and driver today, 6/15/08, to hopefully fix the problem of the HP Director not opening. In April, I upgraded to IE 7 and wonder if this is causing the problem. If so, what can I do to correct this?
I can't scan anything or upload photos without the Director.

Thanks for your help.

Elinor Mavor
winzin7@yahoo.com

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  • Zappax Jun 16, 2008

    I did as you suggested ... totally removing the software via HP website and then reinstalling the latest version. Still not able to open HP Director.



    The HP website offers a patch to correct this problem which has occurred to some XP users with older printers after they installed IE 7 (which was the case with me). For some reason it would not install saying I didn't have "permission to access". This sounds like a network thing, but I am not on a network. Their other solution was some runaround manual thing I have not tried yet, it seems so klunky.



    Any other ideas? Thanks for your time and expertise.



    Elinor

  • vermont08 Sep 22, 2008

    my hp director will not open Ihave never been able to scan lod photos

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Well..that is not usually an issue..

try this.

remove the hp software completely

get a fresh..fresh..version

install again

see if that helps

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2. Press the Alt key and the Space bar together, and then
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