If you have a problem with the printer driver, you may not be able to access the printer from your computer, you have to fix the printer driver automatically. The driver problem may be caused by improper settings, incompatibility, incorrect registry or malware. If the driver is not updated, your operating system may have an error.
Quick Guide to Fixing Printer Driver Issues
- Automatic open the Devices and Printers folder on your computer.
- Locate the printer driver and remove it.
- Click Start and open the Devices Manager folder on your Windows.
- Open the folder Printers, right-click the name of the print driver and choose the update driver option. Perform the following step to resolve driver problems.
- Search for’ Services,’ and double-click the option Print Spooler. Type in the search box the percent WINDIR% system32poolprinters and select the driver file folder. Delete all files. Delete all files.
- Select the Services list Print Spooler and select the Start option.
- Ensure that the startup type is automatically set and click OK. Problems are automatically detected and fixed.
Detailed instructions for fixing the printer driver issues Make sure the printer-computer connection is correct
Automatically power up your printer and wait until there’s no noise. Check if the network is stable if you have connected it via a wireless network.
Remove the cable from printer and computer if you have a USB connection. If damaged or worn out, replace it. Try restarting the printer and your computer, then try printing. If the problem persists, set Windows to automatically fix the printer driver.
Look for’ Change the Device Settings Control Panel ‘ option on your Windows and select the’ Change the Device Settings Control Panel’ from the results list for the Device Settings window.
Choose the’ Yes’ option (recommended) and click the’ Save Changes ‘ tab.
Search the’ check’ on your windows and click the Control Panel in the results list to install the printer driver with the Add Printer wizard. Select the option View devices and Printers and select the option’ Add a printer.’
In the next window, select the name of the printer and then select Next tab. If the printer is not listed, then click on’ The printer that I want is not listed,’ then the option’ Add a local printer or a manual settings network printer.’ If you have a connected USB printer, click Next and select a port. Click again on the Next tab, select Windows Update.
Wait until the update is finished. In the Add Printer window, choose’ Add a printer using TCP / IP address or hostname,’ and click Next. Click on the drop-down list of device type and select the Autodetect option. Provide the IP address of the printer. Now wait until the computer detects and connects the printer to it.
Run a troubleshooter to automatically fix the problem. Open the folder Devices and Printers and locate the name of the printer. Right-click the icon of the printer and choose Troubleshoot option. Continue to follow the instructions until the problem solving has been fixed. If the problem remains, remove all files from the print spooler by following the steps below.
Search for “Services” and give the Print Spooler option a double-click. Click Stop, then choose OK. Type% WINDIR system32spoolprinters in the search box. Open the folder for the driver file and remove all the files. In the Services list, locate Print spooler and select the Start option. Set the Automatic startup type and click OK. Driver problems are detected and the driver is automatically fixed.