HP Photosmart 8450 printing error

I have installed my HP Photosmart 8450 (using the hp site because I don't have my original installation disk) & whenever I try to print anything (including a test page) I get an error message...

Or 'Printing on HP photosmart 8400 error series' "S in an error state" printer"" "

My computers (laptop) operating system is: Windows8 (64-bit)

I have already tried to "Troubleshooting" & installed the print/scan doctor & he did his work & said there is nothing to detect & I continued with the test & still can't print.

I know the printer is working because I can put sticks of memory in the printer & print directly from the printer (no pc), but it seems that the computer & printer just are not interconnected

Hi belleeyes,

I did some research on these errors and found that they can be caused by cables that are not properly connected, corrupt, drivers, incompatible drivers, the printer settings, missing updates and problems with your printer. I recommend looking for defects found in the link below to fix the problem:


After clicking the link, read the introduction, then click on step 1. Check the hardware. If this does not help, go to step 2, etc.

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