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The HP desktop icon on my laptop is not responding

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HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 2135
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I have successfully installed the driver package, the printer was detected and announced connected and ready, and the HP printer icon appeared on my desktop. I can print documents from my computer files, but I can't operate the printer scanner because the HP desktop icon will not open?

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@Gulon27

 

Thank you for posting your query on HP Community,

 

Let's try these steps here: 

 

Let's run HP Print and Scan Doctor -

Click on this link to download and run HP Print and Scan Doctor  

 

If the issue persists, Let's uninstall the printer from the root level and then reinstall it.

  • Press “Windows key” + “r” to get the “Run” window.
  • Type "services.msc" to get Services – Go to “Print spooler” – Right-click and “Stop” the service.
  • Now again open "Run" - Type “spool” and ok - Go to PRINTERS folder - delete everything in that folder.
  • Go to services again - Start the print spooler.
  • Now check for issue resolution.
  • If the issue persists, also try clean installing the printer drivers. Here are the steps:
  • First, unplug the USB cable from the printer if present.
  • Go to Control panel – Programs and feature – Select all the HP DeskJet printer entries and uninstall them.
  • Now go to Control panel – Devices and printer – Select all the printer entries and remove the device.
  • Press the "windows key" + "r" to get the "Run" window open - Type "printui.exe /s" (There is a space between .exe & /) and press enter.
  • Under print server properties, go to drivers - remove any entry there as well.
  • Again, go to the Run window, type – “c:/programdata” – Go to Hewlett Packard folder, remove any printer related folders & files.
  • Restart your computer.
  • Please click here  to download and install the full feature software for this printer. 
  • Connect the USB cable if prompted and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Let me know how it goes!

 

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Dear Jeet,

 

Thank you for the support.

I'm occupied at the moment but will try to apply your advise at later stage and let you know results.

 

Kind regards,

Gulon27

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@Gulon27,

 

Please take your time and get back to us with the results. I'll be awaiting your response and would be glad to help.

 

Take care and have a great day!

 

Cheers 🙂

Jeet_Singh
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