Thanks for your comment about crashing Windows. I didn't realize that could be done!
I guess that I wasnt' very clear about my issue - the computer is telling me that I am missing MSCVP71.dll (a window's driver) for applications in the HP Printer. I located a place to copy the driver, but have not idea where to put it... in the registry?
It striictly involves, apparently, the HP SoftWare Update:
After some research, it appears that HP C6180 has several problems that cannot be fixed (typical of HP in my opinion). In my case, however, I was enjoying the all-in-one until I relied on a "wash" from SpySweeper to do its job correctly. On the other hand, HP (who is rarely proactiive) says on their site that there is no cure from my problem and to not worry about it because I can still print. True, BUT I cannot fax or scan or use the updates.
Any other ideas? I undertand about the cable, but that is not the problem. Now, however, I am concerned about your comment about crashing windows. Thanks for the heads up.