What is HPZius12?

HPZius12.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 HPZius12.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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HPZius12.sys file information

The process known as 1284.4 - Usb Datalink Driver (Windows (version 2000)) belongs to software USB to IEEE-1284.4 Translation Driver HPZius12 or HP Photo and Imaging (version 2.0) by HP (

Description: HPZius12.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. HPZius12.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 21,568 bytes (70% of all occurrences), 21,744 bytes, 21,488 bytes or 21,456 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. HPZius12.sys is not a Windows system file. It is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with HPZius12.sys come up, you might want to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of HP Photo and Imaging 2.0 (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify HPZius12.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as HPZius12.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the HPZius12.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

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
  Abies   (further information)
It is used by HP
  Lawrence Czlapinski  
apparently I need it for the installation of my printer C:\drivers\dot4\Win2000
It is for HP 3-way printer
  David Schneider  
It's a system file that's needed to operate the hp printer all in one properly.
I've got a HPZius12 error after re-installing drivers. Now I can't use my scanner.
in ploblem on hp printer driver
just type in hp zius 12 sys' in google and find the hp result, youll need your printer usb cable and follow instructions

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Summary: Average user rating of HPZius12.sys: based on 21 votes with 12 user comments. 13 users think HPZius12.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. 6 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think HPZius12.sys is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade HPZius12.sys ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving HPZius12 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with HPZius12. 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 HPZius12.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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