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How to eliminate HPZius12 driver problems

The HPZius12.sys (1284.4) file is a Windows driver. Generally, drivers are used by Windows to enable internal components like graphic cards and drives, or external devices, such as printers, backup media or input devices.
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The HPZius12.sys process is also known as 1284.4 - Usb Datalink Driver (Windows (Version 2000)) and is a part of USB to IEEE-1284.4 Translation Driver HPZius12 or, as the case may be, HP Photo and Imaging (Version 2.0). This software is produced by HP (www.hp.com). An obsolete or defective version of HPZius12.sys can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about HPZius12.sys 1284.4

HPZius12.sys is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. HPZius12.sys is found in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 21,568 bytes (68% of all these files), 21,744 bytes, 21,488 bytes or, as the case may be, 21,456 bytes.
If necessary, you can manually stop or start this driver in the Device Manager. The Device Manager can be found in Windows Control Panel under Hardware and Sound/Devices and Printers/Device Manager. The driver facilitates access to your computer's hardware and accessories. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. This HPZius12 program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. The HPZius12 file is not part of the Windows operating system. It has been digitally signed by Microsoft itself to guarantee its authenticity. HPZius12.sys appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 23% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves HPZius12.sys. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about HPZius12?

HPZius12.sys:How do you fix error
it is a hewlett pacher file that comes in one of the drivers
its a system file used to manage the printer sw for all-in-ones (further information...)
Abies
It is used by HP
Lawrence Czlapinski
apparently I need it for the installation of my printer C:\drivers\dot4\Win2000
coralie

Summary: 13 users judge HPZius12.sys to be an essential file that should not be touched. 6 users consider it harmless. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted HPZius12.sys. source: file.net

How to uninstall USB to IEEE-1284.4 Translation Driver HPZius12 or HP Photo and Imaging

HPZius12.sys  1284.4 fix

To remove 1284.4 from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for USB to IEEE-1284.4 Translation Driver HPZius12 or HP Photo and Imaging in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if HPZius12.sys (1284.4) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of 1284.4. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for 1284.4 or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or HPZius12.sys is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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