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Multiple hp printers can not remove

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April 29, 2011 6:25:18 PM

Hello,I have several issues with my Hp 7130 originally installed directly to computer now installed thru router with a network adapter hp's problem is each time I had to reinstall it seems to leave something behind have tried various ways to completely remove but it shows up in start menu etc as XXXX-6 was-5 etc keeps going up other main issue is cannot get anything to show in scan to other then one pc no software or other computers on network. any help on how to totally remove all references to this printer so will be a fresh install and how to allow either scanning directly from adobe or paint etc or scan to them from director or the printer panel. Thanks
May 1, 2011 7:42:19 PM

You will need to clean the registry from the HP 7130 references.
You can also run Windows Explorer, scan through the folders and delete remenants of that printer as well as the Windows folder. Careful not to delete system files and always backup before deleting, especially the registry.
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May 8, 2011 3:51:37 AM

I guess I am not clear enough the install of hp's software was not being completely removed therefore something in xp was picking up the remnants when it went to apply a name it showed up as 7130-2 then 7130-3 then 7130-4 and so on when ever i tried to remove it also was showing up in adobe when I tried to scan from that app. it would show several lines of officejet then you would have to guess which one was the correct one otherwise it would tell you scanner not available till you picked the right one. I was kind of hoping someone could point me to where windows stores references to printers so I did not have to search folder by folder because some of this printer is found under aio some under 71xx some under hp big pain.
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May 8, 2011 3:54:27 AM

start > printers and faxes? or is that what wouldnt work?

if its not, theres an option there on the left side that says delete this printer (uninstall the selected printers from windows).
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May 9, 2011 3:46:47 AM

929766,4,872090 said:
start > printers and faxes? or is that what wouldnt work?

if its not, there s an option there on the left side that says delete this printer (uninstall the selected printers from windows).
that's part of What I guess was the start of problem originally I used the uninstall program because I switched from the parallel adapter to the network adapter so other computers in house could access printer when main was offline it said must uninstall other software so did that.then it was not to messed up except everything then said 7130 - 2 next awhile later
something cause printer to stop working ended up redoing then everything said 7130 -3 and Acrobat had three instances of 7130 to pick from it has gotten up to -7 now I just figured some where in xp there must be some kind of a spooler or something counting or something leaving little droppings I haven't found and someone might now where to look. Art
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May 21, 2011 3:55:40 PM

Do a registry search for the latest number eg. 7130(7), like I said before backup registry before delete. It is also better to uninstall the software before registry delete.
Documents and Settings might have HP software tracking under your user name.
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