It's been a long time since I came across this error but I do remember it resulting from HP playing silly b*****s with their whitelist.
It's a well known error. If you search (Google) for "hp 104 error" you will find plenty of information.
You can CAREFULLY use an (older) version of knoppix to permanently fix it but be careful not to screw up your machine(s). Do one machine at a time and test the result thoroughly.
Fix "Unsupported wireless network device detected. System Halted" Error
The fact that you've posted to this major Unix/Linux forum I assume you are familiar with Unix/Linux?