Annoying startup error msg about disconnected uninstalled device

  1. Posts : 26
    Windows 10 Pro

    Annoying startup error msg about disconnected uninstalled device

    I have uninstalled a defunct HP Officejet Pro 8100 printer. The uninstallation process also removed references under C:\ProgramFiles and C:\Users. As far as I can tell nothing survives in the Registry. But now, at startup, an error msg is persistently presented:
    There was a problem starting C:\ProgramFiles\HP\HP Officejet Pro 8100\bin\HPStatusBL.dll - no such item
    I have explored Task Manager StartUp (and everything else) for any references; and, as stated, the Registry. No Luck.
    Somehow the instruction to start HPStatusBL.dll has survived un-installation, though the file has not.
    Can anybody help me find the source of the instruction and hence remove the trigger for this tedious notification?
    Thank you!
    Edition Windows 10 Pro
    Version 21H2
    OS build 19044.1387
    Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.3920.0
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  2. FreeBooter's Avatar
    Posts : 4,426
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit

    You can use Autruns utility to track startups processes, see it will help.
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  3. Posts : 1,006
    win10 home

    Check through Reliability History for any flagged references to the problem.If there are,then ---view tech details--- should give information in the first three lines.
    Also give ---sfc /scannow --- and ---dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth----a run and see if they clean up any damaged files.
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  4. spunk's Avatar
    Posts : 3,567
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2

    Go to Start/Search and type regedit and press enter.
    Backup the Window Registry. Go to the Toolbar to Edit/Find in the Find What box type HPStatusBL.dll and Find Next If it stops at something, press the Delete key on the keyboard, press Enter to accept, and press F3 to continue searching. Do these last 3 steps until you see the message Finish Searching the Registry. Close out of Registry Editor and restart the computer.
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  5. Samuria's Avatar
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    windows 10

    Check services, drivers, schedules
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  6. AndreTen's Avatar
    Posts : 26,017
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)

    Check with Autoruns, like FreeBooter proposed... It will tell you where is starts, and give you options to delete that entry
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