There's 2 possibilities here: Hardware or Software.
The hardware "fix" is to try another HP printer - a bit too expensive to try on a whim. Other hardware "fixes" involve problems with the motherboard (even more expensive).
So, the software fix is to completely uninstall the HP stuff from your system. Then visit the HP support website and search for the uninstall utility for your printer. Once you've used the uninstall utility - download new software from the HP website (don't use the CD that came with the printer) and install it. Plug the printer back in after this and see if this fixed it. If it did, then all's well - if not, then it's time to start the hardware "fix" above
EDIT: Another thought occurred to me as I was pressing the Add Reply button - have you tried connecting the printer to different ports on the system - and does it lock up on each of them or not?
Edited by usasma, 20 October 2007 - 06:56 AM.
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