Handle is invalid when printing

I have an HP 5510.  Working fine on Windows xp machine.  I bought a new pc with windows 7.  HP's site has no driver it says to use the windows 7 driver.  I hooked the printer up to the pc that was connected to the internet.  Driver installed fine.  Tried to print from various sources and it will not.  The printer is listed and says it is online and operational.  I get various error but when I print from notepad I get the error the handle is invalid.  I tried uninstalling/reinstalling the printer.  There was a windows update for the printer, I installed that and still no luck.  I run the HP diags test and says everything passed and asks to print a test page.  I do but it wont print and do not get an error.  I suspect this is a windows issue and not a driver issue.  Any ideas?

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Last updated July 30, 2019 Views 54,937 Applies to:
OK, I fixed it after lots of digging around the internet.  I booted to safemode and renamed the folder called 3 in the system32 directory.  I booted back to normal mode and then removed the printer from the device manager.  Then I let windows reinstall it.  After this I am now able to print.

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