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HP Printers - 'No Scan Options' Message Displays on Printer (Windows)

This document is for HP multifunction printers that come with HP Solution Center software and are connected to Windows computers.
When you start a scan from the printer control panel, a scan options or settings issue message displays and the scan fails.

Step 1: Restart the computer and printer

Restarting the computer and printer can resolve a missing scan settings error.
  1. Turn off the printer.
  2. Make sure the power cord connects directly to an electrical outlet and not through a surge protector or power strip.
  3. Close all running programs on your computer, then shut down the computer.
  4. Turn on the printer.
  5. Turn on the computer.
Try to scan. If these steps did not resolve the issue, continue to the next step.

Step 2: Add 'Scan to' shortcuts

Use HP Solution Center software to set scan options in the printer control panel menu.
  1. Search Windows for HP Solution Center, then click HP Solution Center in the list of results.
    HP Solution Center opens.
  2. Click Settings, click Scan Settings, then select Scan to...Setup.
  3. In the Scan to...Setup window, select an available scan shortcut, then click Add to add the shortcut to the Front panel list (Scan to button) window.
  4. Click Update the device to add the scan options to the printer control panel.
  5. Set up other optional default scan job settings, such as scan shortcuts and preview options.
    • Prompt for settings at the time of scan: Choose a specific Scan Picture or Scan Document scan shortcut each time you scan with HP Solution Center (recommended).
    • Show preview scan: The HP software generates a preview of the scan. This lets you to review the scan quality and make additional edits before the scan is complete (recommended).
    • Prompt for settings when scanning from the control panel: Get a prompt for any changes you want to make to the scan settings before completing the scan job (recommended).
    • Create a new custom scan shortcut: Review the default settings for a selected scan shortcut, change any basic settings as desired, then click Save Shortcut to name and save the shortcut.
Try to scan. If these steps did not resolve the issue, continue to the next step.

Step 3: Run the Print and Scan Doctor

Download and run HP Print and Scan Doctor  to automatically diagnose and resolve printer hardware and connection issues.
  1. In the Print and Scan Doctor results screen, view the list of actionable results.
    • If you see white checkmarks, the printer passed the tests.
    • If you see a white wrench, Print and Scan Doctor found an issue and repaired it.
    • If you see yellow exclamation points, the test failed and required user action, but the step was skipped.
    • If you see a red X, follow the on-screen instructions to resolve the issue.
  2. Click Test Scan or Skip.
    • If you click Test Scan, the Print and Scan Doctor launches the HP scanning software to perform a test scan. Follow the on-screen instructions in the scanning software to perform the test.
    • If you click Skip and are not experiencing additional issues, click Quit to exit the tool.
    • If you click Skip and are still experiencing scanning issues, click Support and Troubleshooting for support that is tailored to your scanner, or click HP Support Forum for help from other HP customers.
Try to scan. If these steps did not resolve the issue, continue to the next step.

Step 4: Temporarily disable firewall software on the computer

Firewall software helps block threats from outside your network, but some settings or configurations can block communication with network printers. Use the Print and Scan Doctor to identify and temporarily disable firewall software on your computer.
  1. Return to the Print and Scan Doctor, click Network, then click Troubleshoot Firewalls.
    Figure : Click Troubleshoot Firewalls in the drop-down menu
    Click Troubleshooting Firewalls in the drop-down menu.
  2. Click the name of any firewall software on your system that has an Enabled status, then click Disable.
    Figure : Example of the Troubleshooting Firewalls window
    Image: Example of the Advanced Info window
  3. Try installing the HP driver and software again.
    • If the installation completed, consult the firewall software support to change settings such as security level, trusted zones, and open ports to allow communication with HP software and websites. After changing the settings, re-enable the firewall in the Print and Scan Doctor.
    • If the installation failed, the firewall software is not causing the issue. Re-enable the firewall in the Print and Scan Doctor, then continue to the next step.

Step 5: Make sure the Digital Imaging Monitor is running

The HP Digital Imaging Monitor (DIM) software must be running in order to scan from the control panel.
  1. Search Windows for c:\Program Files (x86)\HP\digital imaging\bin, then press Enter.
    A window opens showing the contents of the bin folder.
  2. From the bin folder, find and double-click hpqste08.exe.
  3. Try to scan from the control panel again.
    • If the error persists, close the bin folder, then skip to the next step to uninstall the printer software.
    • If you can scan short from the control panel, leave the bin folder open, then continue with these steps to make sure hpqste08.exe starts when Windows starts.
  4. From the bin folder, right-click the hpqste08.exe file, and then select Create shortcut.
  5. Search Windows for shell:common startup, then press Enter.
    A startup window opens.
  6. Position the Startup fold window and the bin folder window side by side.
  7. Click and drag the hpqste08.exe shortcut from the bin folder and drop it into the Startup folder window.
  8. Close both windows, and then restart the computer.
  9. Try to scan again. If these steps did not resolve the issue, continue to the next step.

Step 6: Uninstall the printer software

Resolve scan issues by uninstalling the printer software before reinstalling the latest printer software.
  1. If your printer is connected to the computer with a USB cable, disconnect the cable from the printer.
    note:
    If the printer is connected to your home network, leave it connected.
  2. Search Windows for uninstall a program, and then click the Uninstall a program Control Panel setting in the list of results.
  3. In the list of installed programs, click your HP printer name, and then click Uninstall or Yes to confirm the uninstall.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the software removal.
  5. Restart the computer.
Continue to the next step.

Step 7: Reinstall the HP software

Go to HP Customer Support to download the most current version of the full feature printer software. After completing the software installation, repeat the steps in this document to add Scan to options in the printer control panel menu.
  1. Turn on the printer.
  2. If your printer is connected to the computer with a USB cable, disconnect the cable from the printer. The software installation prompts you to connect the cable if needed.
  3. If a Let's identify your product to get started page displays, click Printer, type your printer model number, and then click Submit.
    The software results page for your printer displays with the default operating system selected.
  4. If you need to change the operating system, click Change, select your version, and then click Change.
  5. Under the Driver heading, click Download.
  6. During the installation, select the Typical or Recommended type of installation when prompted by the software installer.

Step 8: Try scanning workarounds

Use these workarounds to scan if the solutions did not resolve the issue. Some workarounds might be unavailable depending on the printer. Try one of the other workarounds if the first method you tried did not work.

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