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PC won't recognize HP C4180

Suddenly my PC won't recognize my all-in-one. The printer turns on fine and will make a copy. I tried reinstalling the drivers, restoring factory defualts and leaving it unplugged for 5 minutes without any luck. I also tried using different cables. The computer only recognizes it as an unidentified USB device. I can't load the drivers via a windows prompt and can't get my PC to recognize the device as a printer. Does anyone have any advice before I throw this thing out the window?

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I have heard that there is such a thing as having bad drivers, and that they must be deleted and new ones installed, I am not familiar with the procedure but I know that I have read this recently. This may guide you in the right direction, oh yes I remember now I recently read a solution by an expert here called: bandana_gyrl, she can probably explain this to you.

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