"Bamagirl33" <Bamagirl33@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Somehow I removed my printer from my compter (not sure what I did).
> I've tried to reinstall, with no luck. The disk I have doesn't work with
> Vista, so I have gone to the HP website to download info. It downloads,
> it stops when it tries to install. It says "fatal error". Any suggestions?
I have had a lot of install and random printing problems with my 8180. I
decided to do a clean install of Windows on a new hard drive and install the
OS the antivirus then the printer before installing any applications, no
proplems at all. When I first tried to install on my system the install data
rate was very low. I got the fatal error message. The message was due to the
install program timing out waiting for the printer. When I installed on a
fresh copy of Windows the indidcated data rate was about ten times faster
than on the old install.