|The obvious next question is did you uninstall the HP scanner? |
Now before you jump up and say "Yes, I did!" you should know that HP is notorious for leaving files behind, in fact whole directories. All the HP uninstall does is take out the short cuts and the icons.
You need to run a program like Revo Uninstaller the free version works quite well.
You might want to even consider running it in the Safe Mode to get rid of all the crap HP leaves behind.
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