07-04-2013 07:38 AM
I have a HP Pavilion Elite m9040n PC running Windows 7, normally running under family side of security. A HP Photosmart Premium C309g-m. I can print from my computer but when I click on the Printer icon on desktop to open scan window nothing happens. If I open control panel, hardware and sound, device & printers the green bar at the top of the window just keeps scrolling to the right and dosen't reconizes any devices.
If I log into the administrative side of security and click on control panel, hardware and sound, devices & printers the window opens and shows 5 DEVICES (monitor etc.), 5 PRINTER & FAXES (C309g-m, Kodak, etc.) 1 UNSPECIFIED (beanbag emulation device. If I click on the C309g-m it will open the C309g-m window and I have the option to click on scan and the scan process works find.
My computer won't recognize any devices on the family side of security in control panel, but will print just fine from computer but will not give me an icon to click on to scan.
Please give advice, thanks
While your at it could you tell me what the Beanbag Emulation Device is? Thanks
07-10-2013 09:44 PM
I have exactly the same problem:
When I click on
Control Panel / Hardware and Sounds / Devices and Printers
a green bar takes a bout three minutes to get to eh far right, then nothing, no devices shown.
I have unplugged my printer, by the way, because the same problem existed with it attached, and the computer would nto recognize or print in any way.
07-18-2013 10:11 PM
Still can't get scanner to work when clicking on icon that HP install put on my desktop, HP Solution Center. Today for the first time after I've been haveing trouble trying to scan from computer, I tryed downloading pictures from my SD Card. Usually when I put the SD Card in it opens a window that asks how I want to load pictures and I click on import pictures and videos using Windows Live Photo Gallery, all works well. But to day when I put my SD Card in it opened a smal box down in lower right corner and it said something like something was wrong with first file and wanted to continue, skip, or something else, so I clicked on cancel and another window opened up and it had two icons in it. One was HP Photosmart 309g and the other was SD Card. I clicked on the printer icon just for curiousity sake and it opened the old fameller scan window, like it used to do when I click on scan. It would preview and then I clicked on scan and all worked great. So I closed out of there and tryed clicking the HP Solution Center icon on desktop and then scan and I got the error again.
I tryed going back in Control Panel>All control panel items>auto play and going back to default to try to duplicate that cenerio again but no luck. Does this give someone any ideals?
I'm also going to add a clip of my device manage clip.
See under IEEE 1284.4 compatible printer and then under Imaging devices, looks like there is 3 printers. Could this be some of the problem?
07-19-2013 03:18 PM - edited 07-19-2013 03:20 PM
I just found out if I go into Windows Live Photo Gallery and click on the import button in the upper left corner it opens up a screen that says scanners and camera and in that window there is the icon for the printer only. If I click on it, it opens the old scan window that I like and previews and scans like it used too. How can I get this icon on the desktop like it used to be? Also in the scanner and camera window why doesn't give me the SD Card reader, so I can't import from there? Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks
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