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Hpzstatx caused an error in RPCTR4.DLL

by MzLee / March 10, 2004 10:48 PM PST

OS ME
IE6sp1
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.

Lee

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Re:Hpzstatx caused an error in RPCTR4.DLL= "Nightmarish"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 10, 2004 10:56 PM PST

"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 !!!

Recommendation :
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."
- http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist_h.htm

I agree. Some software just isn't worth leaving on the machine.

Bob

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One time errors.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 10, 2004 11:01 PM PST
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Your replies always remind me of a movie with DeNiro and Crystal...Crystal was his psychiatrist and DeNiro's comment one time was You're Good!!!!.....NT
by MzLee / March 11, 2004 12:37 AM PST

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