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I have a HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283 fdw. when I scan some sheets have a black box.

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Color Laserjet Pro MFP M283
Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit)

When I scan a document it automatically comes up in my picture douments. When I view my documents some have a black rectangular box over some of the text. This does not happen on every page that is scanned. How can I stop this from happening?

Is it possible for me to re-direct the scanned sheets into a folder in my word documents? This was the case with my previous computer.  I could insert the whole folder as an attachment when sending an email. Now I have to send one sheet at a time. Space consuming when there are 18 sheets.

I hope someone can help, thank you.

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Hi@Kralik1, Welcome to the HP Support Community!


I understand that notebook When I try to open my solution center I get this error that HP Solution Center has an issue. "FI" screen now pops up.


Don't worry I'll try to help you out.


Request you to follow the below troubleshooting steps from the document fix :-


HP Document:

HP Printers - HP Solution Center doesn't open 


 Solution Center GUI - Main Menu - is based on Flash.

Flash is gone and is never coming back.

>>> The GUI that opens the main Solution Center software menu depended on Flash.


HP Document:

HP Printers - HP Solution Center doesn't open 


Flash Player is permanently disabled as of 12-Jan-2021


The HP Solution Center software is based on Flash:


Print software still works with applications. 

If/as available: Tools and other status reports are explained in your printer's User Guide.

Some of the possible solutions for Scan are included in this message.


1.  Start Scan using HP Scan executable


You might be able to simply start HP Scan / Scan using the program executable.


For example:

The old Solution Center Scan software is located in "Digital Imaging"

The name of the scan executable varies.


C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\


C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\


Find and Double-Click on scan File name / executable.

For example:






2.  Windows Scan – Microsoft Store - Requires Windows 8 or higher


3.  Paint- the Original - Paint (mspaint) can be used to scan.


4.  NAPS2– “Not Another PDF Scanner”

  • Download-Save-Install >  NAPS2 
  • Not another PDF Scanner – free program scans PDF files and image(s) as .jpeg or PDF file(s).
  • Includes an OCR feature – may need Ghostscript add-on (See NAPS2 forum entry)
  • Read the Support pages for information
  • Download, save, and install the NAPS2 software to use.


5.  HP Scan and Capture - Microsoft Store - Requires Windows 8 or higher


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