Ok, The way your printer is laid out, it was probably built around the same time as my PSC1610 was. Same software same age.
I will tell you this...I had SO MANY problems loading the software off the disc, that when I went to the HP website and downloaded it directly, it installed JUST FINE.
The problem I had? Well first, it took HOURS for it to load everything. Full install was a couple hours. Was yours the same way too? The downloaded version took some serious time, but at least it loaded FULLY. And I could scan...
Now, I have highligted in yellow a couple warnings about Win 7 and your printer.
I also highlighted in RED the online printer software. If you cannot get your printer to scan with your present software, you may be forced to remove the OLD software after you have downloaded the most recent software online.
The MOST problems I had....it was simply keeping the scanning software operational with the printer.
So, here's a picture of your software/manuals page with important things you need to KNOW if you have WIN 7 (or Vista) --
And this is the SITE -- double click it.
I always recommend you check the Software and Download section to make sure you have the most up to date /corrected software.
Discs are outdated in comparison.
Next, Copying is really a very simple task --
2 buttons and you have a copy in your hands.
But scanning...that requires the FULL software download, not just the drivers. You need the software that actually reads the scan and lets you edit and print it. (I never did like mine)
Here is the information on that --
Ok, that should get you up to speed, get your HP software updated, and get you fully connected for copying and scanning.
I am wondering about something.
Are you simply using these features "once in a while" ?
Or is your intent to "get serious" with the usage of Copy and Scan functions ?
WHY do I ask ?
Simply because if you do intend on "getting serious" and you are using Vista or Win 7 and your printer is as old as I think it looks from the (Win 2000) references, then your printer's cartridge connections are likely to go bad like mine did.
Couldn't print....color cartridge connections failed....had to keep re-installing the cartridge until it ALLOWED me to print.
$120 later....I had the HP 6600. And you see how Pretty that sweet little piece of sugah is....
Only you know the age of your printer. Only I know what happens when they get old and what the new ones do....Thought I'd share that with you.