View Full Version : Unsafe removal of Device Warning

09-05-2002, 11:14 PM
I admit I was wrong!

I bought an extension USB hub and inadvertently removed the HP1200 printer plug without going through the proper procedures - at least so far as HP are concerned.

Now I continue to get a message at regular intervals reminding me of my errors.

I have learnt my lesson I think but how can I tell my PC that!

Any ideas - I have reinstalled from the CD twice but to no avail and the system persists with this pop up message



09-05-2002, 11:33 PM
Heh, HP are funny things with USB...

before reinstalling the printer drivers, you must make sure that *every* piece is uninstalled. You will probably have to go through something like this:

1- Uninstall
2- Reboot
3- remove stray files and directories
4- reboot
5- confirm that your printer is no longer there
6- reboot (I'm not kidding!)
7- Plug the printer in
8- if at this stage it is not auto detected, yep, reboot
9- reinstall the drivers.

I have had similar problems with HP printers and scanners, and have found this to work the best.

Hope it helps.