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HP Photosmart C4280 inkjet printer
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

My HP Photosmart C4280 printer is stuck in a continuous loop printing a test page VERY SLOWLY over and over. I can find no way to cancel the job, as my PC no longer lists the printer, despite reloading the driver.

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@Flapjack96

 

Welcome to HP Support community.

 

Did you make a copy and check if the issue persists?

Did you uninstall the printer driver from root level and check if the issue persists?

 

If not, follow the below steps:

Perform root level uninstallation to remove all the printer related software's.

  • In Windows, search for and open Programs and Features.
  • Select your HP printer.
  • Select Uninstall.
  • In Windows, search for and open Devices and Printers.
  • In the Devices and Printers window look for your HP Printer. If you see it listed, right-click on it and choose "Delete" or "Remove Device.”
  • Open up the run command with the "Windows Key + R" key combo.
  • Type printui.exe /s and click OK.
  • Click on Drivers tab.
  • Look for HP Printer driver. If you see it click on it and click Remove at the bottom.
  • Select OK.
  • Remove all instances of the same.
  • Select Apply and OK on the Print Server Properties windows.
  • Close Devices and Printers. 
  • Restart the PC again.

Download and install printer full feature driver

Click here to download the driver.

 

Let me know how it goes.

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Sandytechy20
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To: Sandytechy20

Root uninstallation successful, but problem still persists. Test page printing took 4 minutes and printer is now stuck in a continuous loop of reprinting this test page. What to do?

It may be significant that my HP Photosmart C4280 still hasn't appeared in the list of Windows Devices Printers.

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Hi @Flapjack96

 

Please try these steps - HP Printers - Slow Printing (Windows)

 

Keep me posted. 

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Hi Asmita6658

I can't carry out all these 'slow printing' procedures until I can find a way to cancel the 'job' of printing the test page, which is in a continuous slow loop over and over. As I said before, I can't do it via Windows Devices Printers because this printer still isn't listed there, despite my recent reinstallation of the HP driver.

Please advise!

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@Flapjack96 I suggest using the below steps to perform a hard reset to put an end to the continuous printing of test pages:

  • Turn the printer on, if it is not already on.
  • Wait until the printer is idle and silent before you continue.
  • With the printer turned on, disconnect the power cord from the rear of the printer.
  • Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
  • Wait at least 60 seconds.
  • Plug the power cord back into the wall outlet.
  • NOTE: 
  • HP recommends connecting the printer power cord directly to the wall outlet.
  • Reconnect the power cord to the rear of the printer.
  • Turn on the printer, if it does not automatically turn on.

Wait until the printer is idle and silent before you proceed.

Let us know if this helped.

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Dear Riddle_Decipher

This hard reset SEEMS to work, as long as the USB lead is disconnected. But then, as soon as I plug in the USB again, the printer reprints the test page or asks for paper. 

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@Flapjack96

 

Update the printer firmware.

Here are the steps to update firmware:- Click here

 

I hope that helps.

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