Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Help Windows Not Detecting.

23 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
Help Windows Not Detecting.

Ofcourse got windows 7 bout last week with a new comp.
its an hp. forgot which kind but its the lower level one.
computer properties say
Intel Dual Core 2.6
an Ati video card.
bla bla bla.
So far i have liked windows 7 except for this problem.
I have windows 7 64 bit by the way.

I try installing my printer but i cant seem to.
it worked fine with my previos xp computer. it was an OLD gateway.

My printer is an HP PhotoSmart C4180
but Windows wont detect it.
I installed it manually before
Installed the drivers from the HP site.
And it wouldnt print.
Nor detect an MS DUO card when i inserted it in the Printer.

So i uninstalled the printer.

Now i try once again to install it manually.
And i go to the add a device screen.
And it doesnt detect it.
Powered on and everything. Just doesnt detect.
the add a device screen has now been searching forever without stopping.
Around an hour and doesnt find anything.
I tried switching usb cords but nothing happened.
Restarted the Printer Spooler Service. but nothing happened either.

Can somoeone please help me, and windows detect the printer.
And install it properly. Any help would be Appreciated it. Thank you.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2009   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Hi lwd8ball, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Try this:
  • Uninstall all drivers for your printer you have installed
  • Disconnect the printer
  • Open Devices and Printers
  • Click Add a printer
  • Click Add a local printer
  • Click Next
  • Choose HP on the left pane and HP Photosmart C4100 series on the right
    Help Windows Not Detecting.-c4180.png
  • Click Next and follow the instructions. Do not connect the printer before you are told to do so
This should work.


My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Help Windows Not Detecting.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
New Windows 7 Install Not Detecting HDD
Specs: MOBO: Gigabyte GA-880GM-UDH2 Rev. 1.0 (AMD SATA) BIOS Rev: F8 HDD: WD Black WD1001FALS 1TB SATA HDD Plugged in to SATA2_0 First off, I've read several post reporting the same thing and have tried to take the advice given in each. My question doesn't come from a laziness in research...
Installation & Setup
Windows mostly not detecting USB device
My laptop runs Win 7 Home Premium, all patches. I had an LG 500G phone and was able to connect it via a USB cable and copy off pictures. I lost that phone and got another. Connected it, Windows went "boo-doop", and that's it... no new drive, nothing in Device Manager, nothing. I tried...
Hardware & Devices
Windows 7 not detecting my GPU.
Hey, I'm having problems with getting my GPU to work with Windows 7, I'm dual booting with Windows XP x86 (32bit) and with XP it's working perfectly. I've done a CPU-Z report and uploaded the details via my website, you can check out the specs here. I've done the majority of troubleshooting...
Graphic Cards
Windows only detecting 8 og 32 - GB RAM.
I recently upgraded my stationary computer with a bunch of new components, just harddisks remaining. Anyway, I bought 32GB RAM, might've been a bit overkill, but RAM is cheap these days. The motherboard support up to 64GB RAM and I'm running Windows 7 64bit. The RAM is 4*8GB, but in windows it only...
Hardware & Devices
Windows 7 not detecting HDD
My brother was trying to restore his friends laptop and during the process the power got disconnected and the C Drive got wiped--I believe. I decided to fix it I would do a fresh install of Windows 7. Everything was going great and I got the recovery disk to install, but my problem was...
Installation & Setup
Windows 7 64 bit Only Detecting 2gb of ram?
Hello, I'm new here. If this is posted in the wrong section, I apologize. Today when i booted my computer, it said "windows has detected a decrease in memory" I turned off my computer, unplugged it, took out all 3 sticks of ram, put them back in... Still, windows is only detecting 2gb of ram...
Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:04.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App