Trouble installing/uninstalling HP Laserjet P1505n on Windows 7

We have an HP laserjet P1505n connected through USB to a Windows 7 PC.  The user said a few days ago that she turned off the printer to change the toner cartridge and the printer stopped working.  The printer driver in control panel is now greyed out.  I tried re-installing the driver from the file download, but it didn't work.  I've tried removing the printer driver then uninstalling the printer using "print server properties" but get the error message...

The following package(s) can not be deleted:

hpljp1005.inf (x86)
This package contains the following driver(s) that are in use:
HP LaserJet P1505n; This driver is used on:
   HP LaserJet P1505n copy 2
   HP LaserJet P1505n

The following driver(s) can not be deleted:

Driver HP LaserJet P1505n (x86) is in use. It is used on:
    HP LaserJet P1505n copy 2
    HP LaserJet P1505n

There's no    HP LaserJet P1505n copy 2 or   HP LaserJet P1505n showing under 'devices and printer'  If I restart the computer, they come back.

Any ideas on how I can either uninstall the printer completely in hopes that I can re-install or just get the printer going?

Thanks,

Steve
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stkoontzAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The printer works elsewhere, so it is not the printer. System Restore failed to help.

Try System File Checker. Run SFC /SCANNOW from an admin command prompt. Allow to complete, restart and test.

If no, you may need to run a Windows 7 Repair Install. You need a working recovery partition or the Windows 7 DVD. Here is a Seven Forums tutorial to assist.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html
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RizzleCommented:
Go into Programs and Features and remove any software associated with the printer.
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stkoontzAuthor Commented:
Thanks for coming on to help me.  

I checked and there are no HP programs in Programs and Features associated with the printer.

Steve
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sazukeCommented:
Disconect the printer from the cpu, and in the devices screen unistall the printer or the copies tha apear, restar the computer and check if the printer don't apear again

the install the printer software and don't conect the printer until the software ask
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Also restart the print spooler. Go to Admin tools, Services, Print Spooler services and restart the spooler. Right Click on it to see the options.

Consider running the spooler FixIt from this Microsoft Support Site.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows-vista/troubleshoot-printer-problems
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nobusCommented:
i assume the printer is ready - and can be used from another pc?
you can also try a system restore to a day before the toner change -  to get rid if the second install - it maybe blocking everything
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stkoontzAuthor Commented:
Yes, the printer works on another computer.  I tried the system restore and still have the trouble.

Steve
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nobusCommented:
is the 2nd install gone after the restore?
try the uninstall utilty  :  http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-bpl11021
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stkoontzAuthor Commented:
Running SFC /SCANNOW worked!

Thanks John
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@stkoontz  - Thanks for the update and I am glad you got the printer working
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