What is HPZid412?

HPZid412.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if HPZid412.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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HPZid412.sys file information

The process known as IEEE-1284.4-1999 Driver (Windows (version 2000)) belongs to software IEEE-1284.4 Driver HPZid412 or HP Photo and Imaging (version 2.0, 2.0 - All-in-One) or HP Dot4 Windows (version 2000) or HP Color LaserJet (version 4700) by HP (

Description: HPZid412.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. HPZid412.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 49,920 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 51,120 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The software has no file description. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows core file. HPZid412.sys is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. HPZid412.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 19% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with HPZid412.sys, you can uninstall HP Photo and Imaging 2.0 or HP Color LaserJet 4700 from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify HPZid412.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as HPZid412.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the HPZid412.sys process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

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  Olivier Pahl  
for installation in my hp psc 1315
It pops up on the desk top when I start my computer and tells me to insert a CD marked "Disk". I don't have one.
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  John Hollingsworth  
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Summary: Average user rating of HPZid412.sys: based on 7 votes with 6 user comments. 5 users think HPZid412.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users don't grade HPZid412.sys ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving HPZid412 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with HPZid412. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the HPZid412.sys process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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