I'm having problems because, it seems HP is automatically updating everything whether it needs updating or not. Why do I say this? It's a hunch. I currently have to un-install and re-install my HP Deskjet 9800 printer every few days. The only cause I can guess at is the relentless HP updating which drives me nuts with this PC. Somehow I got stuck in a never ending update from HP. The updates themselves seem to cause problems for me. For one thing, they seem to never stop. The HP updater is almost always running.
Symptoms: I install the printer. It works for a few days. I un-install the printer and re-install it. Then I have to repeat the process. Having to re-install the printer constantly is becoming tedious.
I don't know why it's just the printer that needs this constant attention. The PC is a Pavilion a1412n, the scanner is a Scanjet 4890, the printer is a Deskjet 9800. Only the printer seems to be wacko.
Windows XP, home edition. 32 bit.