I have tried the low tech stuff, the slow tech, the go tech, the pro tech, and the no tech. Nothing works. I have not replaced the USB cable - I don't have a spare right now, but I have unplugged and replugged it. Anyway, since the printer prints out a test page and a configuration page, it wouldn't seem as though there is anything wrong with the cable.
I will copy any "Error" messages I get and report those as verbatim as possible. I'll still wait on a System Restore, since trying to do a System Restore on Windows Seven is an exercise in masochism. It can't be done. When I had Windows XP - the best OS (hey - I used some tech jargon!) I ever had, here's how you did a System Restore. You click on "System Restore" and a calendar pops up. Click on whatever date you want to restore to and BING! two minutes later you have a perfect restore. A seven year old could do it.
Fast forward to Windows Seven. Click on "System Restore." Message: "Select an event." Huh? What? An event? Well, let's see - the Beatles' reunion? Barbara Streisand's seventeenth farewell tour? My upcoming birthday? What the hell does that mean "Select an event?"
So I call HP Tech Support - this was when my computer was still under warranty - now if you want tech support it's $8000 an hour. So I ask HP Tech Support to please do a System Restore for me. "No problem, sir, coming right up." Forty-five minutes later - I swear I am not making this up - HP Tech Support cannot do a System Restore on Windows Seven. Oh well . . . . . I'll try it anyway out of desperation if all else fails.
Be back soon - I have to go practice my tremolo version of "Three Blind Mice."
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