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Error; hpqgpc01.exe

by Chuck Collins / May 3, 2009 4:20 AM PDT

I have an HP m9400t purchased 12/08 loaded with Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit. Whenever I shut down computer the above "subject" error pops up. After some four attempts following HP LIVE CHAT service, it dawned on me that obviously they have no clue. I entered the HP FORUM and discovered "many" suffering with this same problem and, as me, received no help from HP. Evidently HP is in their "Denial" mode because, judging by the many mail in HP FORUM, some of whom are in the expert class, (I'm a novice) no one seems to be receiving any fix to cure the problem. I'm very disappointed and lost.........any one have a cure? Thanks. Chuck

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Try Tom's solution.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 4, 2009 2:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Error; hpqgpc01.exe

"Ok, here is another fix that I believe will help those of you that are still having this hpqgpc01.exe problem. As I read this thread, most of you, if not all, have 64 bit systems. But you are probably running a 32 bit file system. So lets try this. Load your printer disc in your CD drive, then go to : START, CONTROL PANEL, PRINTER. Then right click on printer and go to properties. Go to SHARING. Click on CHANGE SHARING OPTIONS. Click CONTINUE. Go down to DRIVERS and click on ADDITIONAL DRIVERS. X64 is the 64 bit driver, but remember that you probably have the files loaded in your X86 file which is 32 bit . Leave the X64 file alone, but click the X86 file. Then close out the program. When you go back, the file should show both the X64 & X86 file as Type 3 User Mode INSTALLED-YES. When you power down the computer you will still see the hpqgpc01.exe file pop up because you will need to restart the computer for the change to take effect. But after that, you shouldn't see the error sign on your next shut down. Hope that helps. Let me know if it works for you.

Tom" from

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Try Tom's solution
by R Burson / August 11, 2009 12:52 PM PDT
In reply to: Try Tom's solution.

This solution was exactly what I needed. I had just installed a new HP OfficeJet 6500 Wireless printer/scanner/copier/fax, and I began getting error Oxc0000005 for program hpqgpc01.exe every time I shut down the computer. I followed the instructions for "Tom's solution" and I no longer get the error message at shutdown. Thanks!

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error; hpqgpc01.exe
by scott.drake / October 22, 2009 7:46 AM PDT
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I had the same problem like much of everyone else, i followed the steps in the try Toms solution,and one other tip that i found on the net but neither one of them worked so what i ended up doing to get rid of the problem was go into my computer and disabled my start-up feature for my printer , everything now works my printer works and runs only when i actually click on it to open it and i no longer get the error on shutdown , another path to disable this feature is to go to your windows defender, go to tools , then software ll see all your different start up programs all you have to do is find your HP start-up and disable it and pa-ting, problem solved, please let me know if this works for you it worked for me. good luck

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