"Nightmarish Printer Status Monitor task which is installed by the setup program of many HP DeskJet printers when installing on a Windows 9x/ME PC. HPZSTATX does not get installed if you install your printer via the "Add Printer" icon in the Printers Panel ? it only gets installed if you run the HP setup program. Everything that HPZSTATX does, it does badly : it uses too many system resources, and, worse, it frequently "hangs" the printing of documents with, in most cases, only a reboot solving the problem. This is twisted ! A printer manufacturer producing a buggy piece of software which so often prevents the user from..... printing !!!
If you have been experiencing printing jobs not coming out, get rid of HPZSTATX using one of the following methods : either delete HPZSTATX.EXE from the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM folder in Safe Mode, or disable it with The Ultimate Troubleshooter, or rename it to HPZSTATX.EXE.OLD."
I agree. Some software just isn't worth leaving on the machine.
HP Printer 960C series v3.2
While printing, I received that error message. I did a Google search and only one item showed up, and when I clicked on it, I received a This page cannot be displayed.
I tested and printed again and I didn't receive the error message again, so I'll assume it was a one time occurence, but am curious why it happened on that one printing session.