HP printer installation problem – How to fix it?


Despite being highly reliable in the most challenging and rough and tough conditions, HP printers may sometimes cause some unexpected error and deny functioning properly. And the most common problems that users complain about the printer is HP printer installation problem. Here is an email sending from one of my customers:

“I have recently purchased an HP Photosmart C7280 and fail to get the software installed on my laptop. I’ve seen this same problem posted elsewhere, but none of the advice so far has fixed it for me. I’ve also done everything that HP suggests in their troubleshooting section. HELP!The software loads to about 94% overall progress, then I get a Fatal Error message saying that “The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. The error code is 2203. It then tells me to search on HP’s Web site for “Fatal Error” and either “MSI.Software_Min,” “MSI.webreg” or “MSI.GPBaseservice3.”

But nothing help even though I have done these all!”

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Hence, I can say that you are not alone in the world to get the HP printer installation problem right now. If you are also troubled with this HP printer problem right now, try the solutions here and they will help you.

When encountering problem in installing HP printer on your PC, directly restart your computer and re-Install the printer on your computer. Take note that you have to uninstall the program first before you can re-install it. To do this, you may either remove it via the safe mode or you may utilize a program such as an automated tool to automatically remove it from your system. To use the safe mode, the first step is to reboot your PC and then follow these steps:

*Reboot your PC and press”F8″ repeatedly until the boot menu appears.
*Select “Safe Mode” from the list of options and press ENTER.
*Go to Start and then select Run, and then type “appwiz.cpl” in the open box and press ENTER.
*From among the list of programs, select HP printer and then click the “Remove” or “Uninstall” button.
*Simply follow the uninstall wizard, and restart your PC afterwards.
*Go to the HP website and follow the instructions on how to install HP printer on the computer.

If you still get the HP printer installation error message, the second step that you should do is to scan and update all outdated drivers on your PC. Such outdated drivers will stop the system from successfully connecting the web correctly and generate the frustrated installation error messages. Also, you are still highly recommended to download and install all available Windows update services. This enhances computer stability & improves PC performance to solve some unexpected program install problems effectively.

However, there are still chances that the HP printer installation problem still remains after the two solutions above. If this is the case, you should check and rfix all egistry errors. We all know that registry plays an important role and controls the proper running of the system and all programs installed on the computer. Every program has a corresponding entry in registry in order to always run as expected. If the two solutions above do not solve the HP installation problem, it is easy to decide that the cause lies in a corrupted Windows registry. So a simple registry fix will help to fix the problem instantly.

Even if all the solutions here do not help to solve HP printer installation problem, you still have the options to reinstall your operating system to solve it. But before doing this, take the best computer optimization tool to troubleshoot and fix all existing & potential errors now!

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Posted by Daisy in Blog Printer problem on December 29th, 2011 | 8 Comments

8 Responses to HP printer installation problem – How to fix it?

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    Kathryn -  December 29, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    I have an hp 4316 that i thought was a plug and play, however it keeps asking for the installation cd which i do not have. Try repairing the registry as you suggested here and now I was able to run it without any problem. Thanks!

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    Molly Mead -  December 30, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I have hp 3920 desk-jet printer.When i tried to run the installation CD of the printer in my laptop(windows 7) it displays some errors that the OS requirement is not satisfying.But the same CD is working in Windows XP in another system. Now, I may know what causes it and how to fix it immediately.

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    yusuff -  February 11, 2012 at 9:24 am

    I installed hp laserjet 1320 printer through add a printer window following the steps on the net without cd. On the existing port, the port DOT4_001 which was to be selected by the step and procedures on the net is not listed, I then used used LPT1 port, after all when I send documents it is always waiting on queue. Please help me.

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