hp4500 series printer pc cannot connect

  Nonagon 18:30 20 Mar 2015
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Had to rebuild W7 due to a virus.

A HPf4500 printer which had been working perfectly was not recognised .

I downloaded the driver unpacked it and so on.

The PC can't find the printer .

If I try Add a printer I get The Active Services Domain Directory is currently unavailable.

The Hardware and Devices service keeps searching for the driver which I downloaded.

Thoughts>?

  Nonagon 18:35 20 Mar 2015

Server Error in '/' Application.

The resource cannot be found. Description: HTTP 404. The resource you are looking for (or one of its dependencies) could have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable. Please review the following URL and make sure that it is spelled correctly.

What can this mean?

  rdave13 19:16 20 Mar 2015

Have you checked print spooler is on auto and running in services?

Type services.msc in run. Then scroll down in services.

  Nonagon 21:53 20 Mar 2015

Seems to be running.

Windows own diagnostic system is saying can't locate driver -although clearly the driver has been downloaded etc.

  rdave13 01:56 21 Mar 2015

Open Notepad and type something. Select file and select print. Scroll right or left to see if your printer is recognised. If it is recognised then select it and print.

See if that helps.

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