WinXp keeps trying to instal drivers

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Martyn Rogers, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. Hi

    I have WinXp as my operating sytem and have installed drivers for the HP
    scan/printer/copier PSC2110. Everything is ok: messages come up saying
    'successful installation' etc + the System/Device Manager shows everything
    installed ok. The problem is every time I try to scan something, Winxp or
    something doses see the installed drivers and keeps trying to reinstal them. I
    have to go thru a ritual of cancel installation prompts about 15xs before it
    'gives up'or has worked thru a protocol, then the drivers load ok and I can do
    what I want.

    Anyone any ideas what's happening here?

    Martyn Rogers, Apr 24, 2005
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    burris Guest

    I generally have the same problem, but not always...same set-up as yours.

    I am doing some tracking and found that perhaps the temp file cleaners
    as well as the registry cleaners are removing some important file
    causing this problem.

    The file that it is looking for in my case is called....creative
    projects xxx??...with each request I do a quick search and put it back
    in windows\system??? tells me what and where.

    I actually saved the file somewhere for this event, but I'm having a
    senior moment...
    burris, Apr 24, 2005
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    MrB Guest

    I have a computer that insists on installing the HP drivers every time the
    computer starts up. It does finish the install, but it is annoying. My
    printer is a PSC 2510. HP Tech Support was no help. I am just living with
    it. I have completely removed and re-installed the software to no avail.
    MrB, Apr 24, 2005
  4. Thanks for your reply. I, too, have been living with it + also found HP Support
    useless. It is a pain in the ar*e tho'!

    Martyn Rogers, Apr 24, 2005
  5. Thanks for your reply. Your theory has merit, 'cos I also use a couple of
    registry clean up programs + am probably wiping some essential file.

    Martyn Rogers, Apr 24, 2005
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    MrGrumpy Guest

    I believe MS stated that registry clean up apps serve no purpose in winxp -
    particularly if the user doesn't know exactly what is being removed.
    MrGrumpy, Apr 25, 2005
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