If the Files Needed dialog is currently appearing on screen click the Cancel
button to close it.
Disconnect the USB cable from the printer.
If the HP Color LaserJet 2605 series entry can be found in the HP program group, run the uninstaller. Click Start
or All Programs
, HP Color LaserJet 2605 series
, and then select Uninstall
, Printers and Faxes
to open the Printers folder or Printers and Faxes folder.
Delete all HP Color LaserJet 2605 drivers that may appear in the folder. Right-click the icon and choose delete
. If no HP Color LaserJet 2605 entries appear proceed to the next step.
In the Printers or Printers and Faxes folder click the File
menu and select Server Properties
Click the Drivers
If HP Color LaserJet 2605 series drivers appear in the list, highlight them one at a time and click Remove
to delete the entries. If no entries appear for the Color LaserJet 2605 proceed to the next step.
Close the Server Properties
Close the Printers or Printers and Faxes folder.
Using Windows Explorer navigate to c:\Windows\inf folder
. It may be necessary to unhide protected operating system files and folders to find the inf folder (see
Unhide System Files
In the c:\Windows\inf
folder find the highest numbered oem.inf file (e.g. oem22.inf). Open the oemxx.inf file in WordPad or Notepad in order to view the text of the file.
Read the text to see if the file the file is associated to the HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer. Or search for the text "2605", without quotes, to see if the file is associated to the HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer.
If the oem.inf
file refers to the HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer close the file and then delete the file. Also delete the oem.pnf
file that is numbered the same, it should be listed next to the inf file.
NOTE: For example, if you delete oem22.inf also delete oem22.pnf.
Open the next lowest numbered oem.inf file to see if it refers to the HP Color LaserJet 2605 series. If does refer to the HP Color LaserJet 2605, delete it and the oem.pnf file numbered the same. Continue this method until there are no more oem.inf files referring the HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer.
Download the HP Color LaserJet 2605 PCL6 (or PostScript) plug-and-play Package from
. Do NOT connect the USB cable to the printer until prompted by the installation program.