normally, I would list this under the hardware side, but I know this strictly has to deal with the driver/software and how it's affecting my machines
Here's the deal, I have an HP all-in-one 7140xi officejet with a 200m printserver (also HP) Use to not give me any trouble. We lost power, and the DHCP issued it a new IP when the power came back on. Only two machines use this printer. I was able to get the printer side working by config. the TCP/IP and changing the IP addy. However, the scan portion wouldn't work. When I checked the programs/utilities, there was no way to change the IP
so I uninstalled and reinstalled.
Here's where the problem came up.
1.) HP seems to want to create a new shortcut of each and every program/utility (not driver) everytime I boot up. either machine.
2.) Both machines now take around 10 to 15 min. to boot up. When I look at the process manager, HP wants to cook up multiple instances of the same process, four or five unique process's
3.)In the system tray, I get two icons, one saying it's disconnected, the other saying things are just fine.
4.) as a side deal, It's always asking for registration (have already done that) and to take a survey( ditto) so i finally tell it to not and not remind me again, it still does. (think it has to do with the new shortcuts it's creating
I have been to HP.com, and to no avail. I've talked to technicians, nothing
1.) did I miss something with the uninstall. I used windows Add/Remove programs for the utilities, and just deleted the driver from the printers and faxes window.
2.) This is not the only printer these machines have, the other are local (HP and samsung) with no problem. Was it not installed correctly?
3.)Frankly, this baffles me. Does the programs/utilites/drivers, were they developed in .NET so they need time to iron themselves out?
4.)Is there anything I missed, period?
thanks in advance