Windows 8; hp model 1000 only prints test page. unplugged usb, reinstalled disk, printer shows "ready' in settings. at times will show the printer icon on the tray for a few seconds, then disappears. help, it's not heavy enough for a boat anchor.
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Are you using Windows 7 drivers for windows 8? Try uninstalling all the present drivers, unplug the printer, turn off, reboot, then plug in the printer and see if windows loads its own drivers. If it does, and it works, fine. If not, look on the HP website under support/downloads for new drivers.