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error message on configuration portion of installation of photosmart d110a

photosmart All-in-one d110
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Printer was working perfectly with my laptop until I changed the modem. When modem was upgraded printer was showing offline, even though a wireless print test page showed that it was connected and had no issues. So I uninstalled the software from my laptop and tried installing it again. Now it will not install as I keep getting a fatal error message on the configuration portion of the installation. Would appreciate any help I can get to resove this frustrating problem

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error message on configuration portion of installation of photosmart d110a

Hi @desper8,


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I understand you are having issues installing your HP Photosmart printer on the network and you'd like assistance, don't worry as I have a few steps which should help you to resolve this issue,


To provide you with an accurate solution, I'll need a few more details:

What is the exact error message that you get on the screen?


In the meantime, let's try these steps here:

Perform a Hard reset on the printer:

With the printer turned on, disconnect the power cord from the rear of the printer and also unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.

Remove USB cable, if present.

Wait for 2-3 minutes, press and hold the power button on your printer for about 30 seconds to remove any additional charge.

Now plug back the power cable straight to a wall outlet without any surge protector or an extension cord and then plug back the power cord to the printer.

Turn on the printer and wait till warm-up period finishes and the printer is idle.


Let’s try to fix this issue by doing a clean install. Follow the steps mentioned below:

First, unplug the USB cable from the printer if present.

·         Go to Control panel – Programs and feature – Select all the HP Photosmart printer entries and uninstall them.

·         Now go to Control panel – Devices and printer – Select all the printer entries and remove the device.

·         Restart your computer.

·         Click the bottom-left Start button on desktop, type device manager in the search box and tap Device Manager on the menu.

·         Once in device manager, click on the view tab in the top & choose “Show hidden devices”.

·         Then from the device manager list, check the entries under “Printer”  – If there are any entries, please right click and choose “uninstall” – In the confirm device un-install pop-up, make sure you select the box which says “Delete the driver software for this device".

·         Also, check the entries under "printer queue" and "imaging devices" and repeat the same exercise. Delete any printer entry or any entry which says “Unknown device”.

·         Once done, close device-manger. Then press the "windows key" + "r" to get the "Run" window open - Type "printui.exe /s" and press enter.

·         Under print server properties, go to drivers - remove any entry there as well.

·         Again, go to run window, type – “c:/programdata” – Go to Hewlett Packard folder, remove any printer related folders & files.

·         Once done you can try cleaning out your temporary files and cached files. You can try using automated applications like some cleaner software's that you can download from the internet.

·         Now restart your computer again.

·         Open the Run window again, type “services.msc” and press ok to get services window.

·         Scroll down to “Remote Procedure Call (RPC)” – right-click and go to properties. Make sure the service is started and startup type is “Automatic”.

·         Now scroll up and go to “Function Discovery Provider Host” – right-click and select properties – Change the startup type to “manual” and start the service.

·         Repeat the same exercise on “Function Discovery Resource Publication” as well.

·         Click on and install the software.

·         Connect the USB cable if prompted and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.


For more details, please follow the steps listed in the support document - Click here


Please respond to this post with the result of your troubleshooting. I look forward to hearing from you. 


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And I Hope you have a good day, Ahead.



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