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HP 5550. Stuck in install loop

WinXP pro SP2. Trying to install HP 5550. USB connection. I have followed every last instruction during the setup. A balloon by the clock says "found new hardware, HP 5550". When I click the "x" to close balloon (won't go away by itself) the add new hardware wizard pops up and says the hardware won't install. The only option is to click "finish". When I do the cycle repeats itself until I unplug the usb cable. The printer is installed, works fine with applications and test pages, I just cannot get this vicious circle to stop

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Uninstall previous printer driver and resintall again the cd driver

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