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Altering Host Files?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Shoeless, May 30, 2007.

  1. Shoeless

    Shoeless Gun Totin' Girl

    Nov 25, 2001
    Planet Earth
    I have a sonofa***** of an issue with my HP All-In-One unit. It won't scan and it seems some tech whiz on an internet users forum figured out a fix, but it involves changing / adding info to something called a Host file.

    Here is the forum page where my answer lies, but I can't decipher it:

    Paul Amato has the same problem I have. Error messages and not enough knowledge to fix them. Can anyone give me the fix in English? I'd surely appreciate it!

    Thanks so much in advance,
  2. srhoades


    Jul 14, 2000
    First, print a configuration/settings page from your printer. It's in the menu somewhere. Next open up windows explorer and navigate to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc you should now see a file called hosts. Right click and chose open and then chose notepad to open it. Somewhere you should see the name of your printer. You need to modify it so it reads (ip addres as found on your printer configuration) space (name of printer as found on your configuration page. This may either say printer name, device name, network name, or even netbios name). Then >file>save.

    And when you're all done curse HP for making great printers and consistently crappy software.

  3. MB-G26

    MB-G26 Bk2MiscResource Lifetime Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    Missing Sharon

  4. Shoeless

    Shoeless Gun Totin' Girl

    Nov 25, 2001
    Planet Earth
    THANKS to those who responded. After a couple hours on tech support (cuz I got nuttin' better to do with my time you know) I did manage to get it working. It seems fixed now, but who knows?

    Thanks again!
  5. My Kitty makes that face sometimes!

    :rofl: :animlol: :supergrin: :thumbsup: ;)