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HP ENVY5540 will not print in colour

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HP ENVY 5540
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

My printer stopped printing in colour a couple of weeks ago, then it stopped connecting though the network but I could print if it was hard wired (USB).

It has since been stripped of all Windows 10 updates and windows 1909 installed, it then worked for 36 hours.....

It is now not printing in colour again.

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@Sue1545 

Hello,

In order to solve this issue, please follow the following procedure:

1. Uninstall printing software:

  1. Unplug the USB cable at the back of the printer, if necessary.
  2. On the keyboard, simultaneously tap the Windows flag and the R key. The Run window opens.
  3. Type appwiz.cpl, then OK. The Programs and Features window opens.
  4. Click the right mouse button on HP ENVY 5540 series Basic Software, then Uninstall and Yes.

    Note: If the software uninstall process does not start or an error displays while uninstalling, download Fix problems that block programs from being installed or removed from the Microsoft website, and then try uninstalling again.

  5. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the uninstall of the printer.
  6. Restart the computer.

2. Launch the registry editor:

  1. On the keyboard, simultaneously tap the Windows flag and the R key. The Run window opens.
  2. Type regedit, then OK. The registry editor opens.
  3. Develop HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then SOFTWARE, click with the right mouse button on Hewlett-Packard and Delete. (If the PC is HP-branded, develop Hewlett-Packard and remove Digital Imaging)

3. Delete the HP ENVY 5540 series folder in the way:

  • C: \Program Files\HP
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\HP

4. Rename folder 3 in 3_old in the path below (a restart may be required):

  • C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\x64.
  • C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\W32X86.

NOTE: If the file refuses this action do as follows:

  1. On the keyboard, tap the Windows and X keys simultaneously.
  2. Click Command prompt (admin), and then Yes.
  3. Type net stop spooler, then press Enter.
  4. Rename the file.
  5. Type net start spooler, then tap Enter.

5. Launch a new the printer installation with the HP ENVY 5540 series Full Feature Drivers and Software.

 

If the issue persists, configure a new port as follows:

  1. On the keyboard, press the Windows logo key and the R key simultaneously. The Run window opens.
  2. Type control printers, then press Enter. The Devices and Printers window opens.
  3. Right-click on your printer icon, then click on Printer properties, click on the Ports tab, and click on Add Port....
  4. Select Standard TCP/IP Port and click New Port....
  5. Click Next, then enter the printer's IP address (e.g. 192.168.1.97) in the Printer Name or IP Address field and click Next.
  6. Once the port is added, click Finish and close all windows.
  7. Try to print.

I remain at your disposal in case of need.

Best regards, :Wink:



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Thank you, had to get help to do all that but we got there in the end ! So far so good.

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