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HP Envy5530 series - HP64C25A
Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit)

Recently my HP Scan & Capture application has stopped working. Until this time the application has been operating perfectly. I tend to use it infrequently so the root cause may have happened some time over the past few weeks. The printer is linked to my lap top via a wifi connection & it is printing perfectly.

 

As part of my troubleshooting I have deleted the application & loaded the latest version from the Windows Store. Unfortunately the application still refuses to run. When I attempt to run the application using the Capture Documents feature - I get the following error message "General Failure".

 

I have attempted to run HP Print & Scan Doctor (V4.9) to resolve the scanning problem. I note that this application when I attempt to run it seems not to complete its routine & can appear to be "working" for more than 20 minutes (I gave up & closed it using Task Manager).

 

I can operate the scanner using the HP e-All in One Printer but of course this will only provide a single page scan.

 

Any assistance would be most gratefully accepted.

 

Best regards,

 

Rob

 

 

 

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Hi,

Thanks for using the HP forum.

Can you download and install the FULL feature printer software from HP for your operating system:

 

http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-envy-5530-e-all-in-one-printer-series/5304881/mod...


Once you have downloaded and installed the FULL feature software, you will be able to print and scan.

 

Also, here's some scanning tips for you on scanning multiple pages:

 

Scanning multiple pages to a PDF document

https://goo.gl/NcB2oc



Hope that helps.

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Hi Professor,

 

Many thanks for your help. Your suggested solution has solved my problem. I noted that one aspect of the solution involving a Microsoft application (clearing or resetting registers) does not work for Windows 10. Perhaps there is a Microsoft process that completes this task but it is not thi particular one.

 

I'm very grateful for your kind assistance.

 

Best regards,

 

Rob

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Hi @Rob164,

Glad to hear that your issue is resolved and all is working well now.

Have a nice day!

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I posted about this this morning but it has disappeared!

 

I have exactly the same problem as Rob, "General Failure" error report.

 

I have followeed the advice offered above - no better.

 

Please advise.

 

John

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Hi @tapkaJohnD

 

The post was moved to a new thread:

 

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Scanning-Faxing-and-Copying/Re-HP-Scan-and-Capture-Not-Working/m-p/605...

 

Thanks.

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Absolutely useless.  That did nothing as far as I can see.

 

Come on HP!  Has this been caused by your most recent updates?   It's nothing I've done!

 

John

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i just installed the HP "ext." and it is not the old "HP Scan and Capture" with its pretty icons, but....it works for me and quickly brings up the screen i need to set up scan and copy functions

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Hi @capnsalty

 

Glad to hear that your issue is resolved and all is working well now.  

Have a nice day!

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