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I'm doing support for someone and the device manager shows multiples of 5 printers with 3 -6 instances of the printer in the other devices tab.

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by:ZamZ0
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Possibly they repeatedly tried to incorrectly install printers. Delete all printers and start from scratch.
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That has been done before. It is a reoccurring error. I researched for the problem, but nothing seems to be a solution.
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Anything in the event logs?
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First thing I did was remove them from the device manager then I stopped the HP Network Device support service and that caused the printers to show back up. I think this service is causing the issue.
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by:nobus
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could be caused by a rorrupt OS
run SFC or a repair :
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/681-startup-repair.html            REPAIR
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html         SFC

in the  worst case - you may have to do a fresh install
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Just found the answer on my own. No more issues occurring.
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