hp laserjet 1536 installation

January 24, 2011 at 08:57:17
Specs: Windows 7
Trying to install the software that came with an HP LaserJet 1536dnf MFP on a Windows 7 professional PC, but get about 99% done and it gives me a failure message and won't install. I can get the printer itself to work, but not the scanning portion. I tried doing the install with elevated administrator privileges, but it still gave me the error. I went to HP's website and downloaded the latest version of the software and get the same results. Is anybody else experiencing this problem and if so, have you been able to resolve it?

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January 24, 2011 at 21:52:46
I haven't experienced that kind of error, its really a pain when it goes 99% and then pop those error messages. Have you tried searching the web for advisable ways? If not try it out, I do have an experience of Driver failure. I don't know what is the reason but I suspect my computer hardware, and compatibility of printer with operating systems. Usually Drivers are available and can be downloaded but you must first know if the driver is really compatible with the OS or your Computer Hardware. Hope this Helps.

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January 25, 2011 at 05:33:53
I've searched the web and the only thing I can find is one other person that had a similar problem, but not solutions. I checked HP's site and also submitted a help request there. As far as I know, I am using the latest driver as I downloaded it from HP's site for my OS - Windows 7 32bit. Guess I will just have to keep plugging away.

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February 16, 2011 at 00:50:51
Hi, I have the same problem with my windows 7 bus 32 bit, I tried to install in windows xp pro and the result is positive.
I think that is a driver problem but HP have not released a new driver yet.

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February 16, 2011 at 06:58:22
Thanks, haven't heard anything from HP, but I will keep an eye out for a newer driver.

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February 23, 2011 at 07:40:35
Took me an hour to find it for a customer, but apparently there is a software suite to handle this. I'm currently downloading it. If I have problem I'll repost for everyone else


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February 23, 2011 at 08:22:28
Yep worked perfectly for me. The suite as the drivers and the scanner software, just be carefully it tries to download a stupid amount of useless software with it. Make sure you go to additional options and de-select all the crap you don't need.

Hope this helps folks, have a good one

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February 25, 2011 at 10:12:23
yes, I'm having the same issue and i did the same thing you did and still didn't work

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April 8, 2011 at 08:31:35
Same issues for me: trying to install the software downloaded at http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...
with an HP LaserJet 1536dnf MFP on a Windows 7 professional PC, but get about 99% done and it gives me a failure message and won't install. I can get the scanning portion to work, but not the printer itself.
I have forwarded these issues to HP Italy assistance but still waiting for a response.
I have no time to wait for the release of a new driver (the last version apparently does'nt fit to Win7 Pro) and thinking of connecting the 1536 to a XP Pc and buying a different printer for my Win7 pro PC.

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August 12, 2011 at 19:46:00
this is a typical HP printer problem. HP printer hardware is pretty good, however the software/driver sucks.

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August 12, 2011 at 20:29:27
Follow HP's installation directions.

E.g.. These things are universal for USB connected printers or multi-function printer etc. devices, or scanners.....

DO NOT plug in the USB cable from the device into a USB port connected to the computer until you have installed at least some of the software for it ! Sometimes you are prompted to plug that in after some of the software is installed; sometimes all of the software must be installed and you Restart Windows before you plug in the USB cable.

DO NOT install drivers for it when Found New Hardware pops up for the device, BEFORE you have installed the software for the device !

If the software installation does not recognize the device properly when you plug in the USB cable, you may need to plug it into a different USB port, or use a better USB cable if the cable did not come with it. In rare cases with a desktop computer, you may need to fix an IRQ sharing problem.

Troubleshooting USB device problems including for flash drives, external drives, memory cards.
See Response 1:

Sometimes the resident module(s) (a program that runs all the time in the background looking for suspicious activity) of anti-malware software or third party software firewalls interferes with a software installation from installing properly, and usually there is no indication that's what happened, other than the software didn't install all the way or it installed but doesn't work properly.
. If you DISABLE that (those) from running BEFORE you install the software, you're a lot less likely to have problems

E.g. AVG 2011 (Resident Shield) , Microsoft Security Essentials, Spybot, AdAware all have a resident module. The free version of Malwarebytes does not; the paid or trial version does.
The paid version of AVG 2011 also has a third party firewall.

If you don't know how to do that, tell us which anti-malware or third party software firewall program you have installed.

Un-install any failed software installation, disable the resident module(s), BEFORE you try installing the software again.

After you're sure the software has installed properly, enable the resident module(s) again.

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September 2, 2011 at 08:05:23
Same problem here, HP laserjet 1536dnf gets to 99% installed then craps out. No resolution for me.

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September 2, 2011 at 11:05:18

The most common reason for a printer's software not installing properly are in response 10.

Another reason - you have more than one anti-malware program installed, they're clashing with each other, and that's what is actually causing your problem.

Never have the resident module(s) for more than one anti-malware program running at the same time. If you have installed more than one, disable the resident module(s) from running in all but one of them,

NOTE that Windows 7 may already have Microsoft Security Essentials installed in it by default.
NOTE that the resident module of that definitely DOES clash with the resident module (Resident Shield) of AVG 2011 .

If that doesn't help.......
- if you installed the software for the printer from a CD or DVD that came with it, there may be bugs in it .
Download the software from the web site for the printer instead Usually the download for a version that does not work properly does not appear on the maker's web site once it has been reported to them enough times that there are problems with it.

- if the latest version of the software on the maker's web site doesn't work properly, there is often an older version listed that you could try.

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September 2, 2011 at 11:59:29
Device Driver Software Was Not Successfully Installed' Message Displays in Windows 7 When Installing the Product With a USB Cable

"Many products have more than one driver available. The following information might help you decide which driver to download."

In this case, you can install the
HP LaserJet Basic Print and Scan Driver
or the
HP LaserJet Full Feature Software and Driver

If one of them doesn't install properly, un-install whatever was installed (in Control Panel - Programs and Features in Vista or Windows 7), and try installing the other one.

A Fatal Error Displays During Software Installation

The Printer is Not Found During Network Installation in Windows

Software Installation Stops Without Warning and With No Error Message

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September 11, 2011 at 07:45:24
AJS2112, tix3, TheeLord and others: I had the same problem while installing the drivers for HP LJ Pro M1536dnf and struggled for many hours. Not only the software ran super slow, it stuck at 99% and an error warning came up. I was discouraged reading this site as there's no reliable solution.

But now I got the answer. First, I would like to share a site I saw this morning which might help in a better way.


I had to take a difficult route though before I found it. When I got a couple of replies from those who had successfully installed the software in the same OS, I realized that my Windows 7 Pro might have been spoiled after auto updates had been added. So I wiped out everything on my computer and reinstalled the OS anew. After that I tried to install the printer drivers and there was no problem at all. I hope it helps.

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September 11, 2011 at 11:34:44

See response 10, 12, and 13.

At least one of things things mentioned will probably allow you to have the printers's software install properly !
If not, there are other things you can try !

Installing Windows from scratch, or installing the entire original brand name system software installation from scratch, is a last resort, and , to put it politely, a very "short sighted " thing to do if you don't actually need to do it, especially if installing the printer's software was the only problem you were having with Windows, .

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September 12, 2011 at 09:20:41

It is nice to read your theoretical solutions and I am sure they are the proper ways. But do you think it is easy to find out the conflicting software and resident modules? Not all people are spending time to find out computer problems. Microsoft has inadvertently injected those conflicting programs with the updates and the OS was spoiled.

I have tried all your suggestions and nothing worked. Whether it is short-sighted or it is an unnecessary drastic action, I need to install the printer drivers in any way so that I can use it.

First, my old printer suddenly stopped working and I couldn't reinstall it. So I bought a new HP LJ 1536ndf but it couldn't be installed again. The problem wasn't HP printer driver software but it was the spoiled OS. Now, both my old and new printers are working.

I posted how I solved the problem and if someone thinks that's what they have to do, then they can try it. But, it is definitely commendable that you like to help those who have computer problems.

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September 13, 2011 at 08:30:39

I'm not a technician and I don't have and never have had a computer supported related job. I took a 3 year electronics course in high school but as far as computers are concerned I'm self taught. I have been fiddling with PCs since 1988, I have fixed problems with my own computers and many other people's computers, I have been helping people fix their computer problems online since about 2001, and I have found, if there's nothing wrong with the hard drive itself that Windows was installed on, that there is almost always a way or ways of fixing device software problems or malfunctioning operating system problems without Installing Windows from scratch, or installing the entire original brand name system software installation from scratch.

I KNOW from A LOT of experience that when you do either of those things that at the very least it usually takes A LOT MORE TIME in total to get your Windows installation fully updated and the devices connected to it back to the way they were when the operating system and the devices were were working properly, than it does to do the things that will fix the problems.
Installing Windows from scratch, or installing the entire original brand name system software installation from scratch, doesn't take long, but it's only the first step.

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