Hi! I'm new to this forum. I don't even know if I'm in the correct place. But, I did a search for "firmware" and this is where I wound up at.
My question is, what the heck is firmware? And, why is it that every time I turn on my computer (eMachine), and it goes through all the checking and stuff, every once in awhile I get this error message (a little baloon) that says that "firmware download failure". I cannot print anything from any program when that happens. I usually have to either do a system restore or today, I couldn't seem to get it to work no matter what I did, I finally went to the HP website and downloaded the driver for my printer (HP Laser Jet 1000). That seemed to do it, but I've had that happen before, and then after about 5 or 6 days, I wind up getting the same error again.
I don't know what the heck is going on and I don't even know what firmware is. I am really ignorant when it comes to computer stuff, so please have patience with me. Tell me what you think is going on and how I can fix it permanently,
Thanks so much!!