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[*] posted on 9-11-2014 at 02:58
Then I would suggest putting the disk in, and hopefully it will give you a "system repair" option. Otherwise, apart from my suggestion above, uninstall said printer, do a re-start, and attempt to re-install it again. Word of Warning here: Some printers must be disconnected before installing their software, make sure yours is not one.

[*] posted on 9-11-2014 at 01:49
The printer has been connected and working on this PC for a couple of years. Just lately I wanted to scan something and opened Irfanview and selected the Twain source and I have none. That is why I decided to just reinstall it. confused2

[*] posted on 8-11-2014 at 23:07
Have you looked at the HP website to see if there are any updates for windoze 8?

[*] posted on 8-11-2014 at 17:02
I rebooted the PC and opened the install disc. I tried installing using both auto run and install and both times got the message below.Oh and I logged of and re-logged on to windows.confused2

[*] posted on 8-11-2014 at 14:19
Sorry for not including the OS which is wonderful Win 8. It was late last night when I posted and it had been a long day. I did remove the printer but didn't think of rebooting, will work on it today, Thankswaveysmiley

[*] posted on 8-11-2014 at 10:57
What OS?

It might pay you to get this:


Right-click on the drive, in "My computer" and select "Take ownership".

If that dioesn't work, due to the CD being write-protected, try copying the files to a new directory, on your HD, then take ownership of that directory, before going for the install.

If you uninstall it, from Device Manager, then reboot, it should reinstall it, though.

[*] posted on 8-11-2014 at 01:16
I have had a HP1400 all in one printer on my PC for a long time. For some reason I have lost the Twain ability so decided to just remove it and do a reinstall from original disc. The install starts and then gives me a message that it cannot be installed and I have to log in as Administrator. I am the only user and am designated Administrator. I am confused.confused2