Steps in downloading the driver
1. go to www.support.hp.com
2. enter your product name which is f-4288 then click next
3. click 'software and driver downloads'
4. choose your operating system then click next
= to know your operating system just click start then right click on my computer or computer then click properties
5. click driver (1)
6. click 'HP deskjet full feature software and driver
7. click download then run
Your best bet is to: Remove the software Unplug the printer Reinstall the software After the software is installed, plug in the printer. Computer should then recognize the printer and complete the install.
I had the same problem with my HP F4280. Go into control panel, click on devices and printers, then click on the HP F4280. An option to scan will come up, including a preview option so you can select the area of the scan. It'll work fine if you do it this way instead of pressing the scan button.
Then make a shortcut to the printer on your desktop so the next time you want to scan you just click on the shortcut
Please try this solution.
Remove the USB cable into the printer and leave the printer on. Remove all the cartridges. Close the cartridge door and wait for the INSERT INK MESSAGE to appear. Disconnect the power cable and from the power source supply. Move the carriage using your hand from the original position to the other side of the printer and then move it back to original position. Wait for couple of minutes Reconnect power cord and turn on the printer. Return all the ink cartridges and close the door. Wait for the calibration process. Print the test page to check if it working. Reconnect the USB cable and try to print again.
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