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04-15-2010 11:58 AM
How do I REMOVE the HP Digital Imaging Monitor from my Systray?
I'm using the HP Deskject D1600.
I only need my printer for very basic print jobs. I use my computer with Remote Desktop on a daily basis, and the HP Digital Imaging Monitor is really SLOWING things down for me. I've come close to uninstalling the printer and returning it to the store, but this seems like a radical answer. I've used HPs for years, but I find this sort of application INVASIVE and wrong. (I'm honestly shocked that HP wouldn't have some simple way to take it out of the systray, but I've not been able to find it.
For the record, I'm an IT Manager, and pretty comfortable around computers. I'm using WinXP as my OS on a Dell desktop with limited resources (I work for a non-profit festival with tight finances).
Thanks so much!
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04-18-2010 11:46 AM
I'm not running XP but the simplest way to stop it loading to the sys tray would probably be to run msconfig from the "run" command and disable it in the start up tab.
04-20-2010 12:36 PM
I'd recommend uninstalling the software and downloading and installing the "Basic" driver from hp.com. I'm not familiar with your particular printer, but I did this with another printer on an older XP PC and it seemed to help the performance significantly. There may be some features missing, but probably nothing you can't do some other way.
10-11-2010 05:48 PM
Thanks for the info! Also, there seems to be a problem with DP Digital Imaging Monitor and McSvHost with the new release of McAfee 2010. If you lower the priority of McSvHost.exe to below normal it brings some relief (via Task Manager, right click on McSvHost).
03-09-2011 11:01 AM - edited 03-10-2011 01:18 PM
I unchecked digital imaging in the startup tray. Now it says common start. I do not have a printer.
Do I have to do anything else to make sure it does not intefere with my pc? I have xp
07-03-2011 02:11 PM
I have just installed a HP photsmart B110a printer, runnning on XP SP3 and my performance has also deteriorated unacceptably. I notice that in the Startup the HP Digital Imaging Monitor is installed with a green check on it. Can I delete this from the Startup if I still want to use this printer? What is the solution?
08-03-2011 02:05 PM - edited 08-03-2011 02:08 PM
Yes, it is safe to remove.
I believe it's usually found in the program group under Start / All Programs / Startup.
Just navigate there under the Start button, right-click on it and delete!
If it's not there, then remove it from the Registry:
Run regedit and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr
and delete it in the list on the right pane.
If it's not there, then try HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre
This is better than using msconfig and unchecking it. In my opinion, msconfig should always be set to Normal Startup.
Your printer will still printer without that annoying obstructive utility called Digital Imaging Monitor.
Another notoriously problematic program is HP Toolbox!
Watch out for these. They'll turn Windows into Windoze.
As my colleague and I always tell people: HP is a hardware company, not a software company
What happens sometimes is when you get Windows updates or some other software installed, that for one reason or another they end up conflicting with these HP softwares (printer utilities/monitors, etc). Reinstalling, or especially updating, the HP software MAY fix the issues. But just removing them, or stopping them from starting up/running, is always a quick and sure fix. They have been known to cripple your Windows performance! So put them at the top of your checklist when checking for system problems. Especially old outdated HP software/drivers/utilities etc.