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How do I fix my printer drivers?

Fix Printer Drivers problems

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Printer errors like ‘Windows fails to recognize the new hardware’ are not uncommon, especially when you are trying to install your new printer or connect it to your computer.

It is likely that your printer driver was installed incorrectly in such a case, and for this reason Windows is unable to recognize the device.

Fortunately, printer driver problems are easy to resolve. Read on to learn more about printer drivers, what causes the more common printer driver errors, and how to troubleshoot printer driver problems.

About Printer Drivers:

Printer drivers are software programs, and their main job is to convert the data you command to print to the form that is specific to the installed printer.

Printer driver problems may occur due to the following reasons:

  • The printer driver is configured incorrectly
  • The printer driver is not compatible with the installed printer or your version of Windows
  • The entry of your printer driver in the Windows registry is incorrect
  • Malware has infected your printer driver files

Common Printer Driver problems:

If your printer driver develops a problem, you may not be able to print any document or may fail to use certain features included in your printer.

Given below are two common printer driver error messages:

  • Error 1 - Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
    Meaning – The above error usually signifies that the installed printer driver is an older version.
  • Error 2Spoolsv.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
    Meaning – The above error usually occurs when the installed printer driver is not compatible with your Windows operating system.

What can I do to fix Printer Driver problems?

Install the latest printer driver using a driver management tool

You can easily resolve printer driver problems using a reliable driver management tool. Open your driver management tool’s user interface, and click the SCAN button. The software will automatically identify your printer, locate the latest printer driver for your printer in its database, and install it.

Driver Downloader is one the web's most trusted and comprehensive Driver Update Programs. By downloading Driver Downloader you can instantly resolve your drivers problems by scanning your PC for outdated, missing or corrupt drivers, which are then automatically updated to the most compatible version.

 

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Although it is possible to install the latest driver manually, the process is time consuming. The steps given below are the ones you need to follow to manually install a printer driver:

Install the latest driver from the Printers folder

If the latest driver is stored on your Windows computer, perform the following steps to install it:

  • Open Control Panel
  • Click Hardware and Sound
  • Click Printers
  • Right-click the printer whose driver you need to install, and then select Run as administrator
  • Click Properties
  • Click Advanced
  • Click the New Driver tab, and then follow the onscreen instructions to install the driver

Download and install the latest printer driver from the manufacturer:

Visit the printer manufacturer’s website, locate the latest driver for your printer, and then download it. Install the driver by following the instructions given on the manufacturer’s website.

List of the most common Printer Drivers

  • Cannon SELPHY ES3
  • Cannon SELPHY ES2
  • Cannon SELPHY ES1
  • Dell Printer W5310n (Workgroup Laser)
  • Dell Printer V505 AIO Inkjet
  • Dell Printer P1500 (Personal Laser)
  • Hewlett-Packard Deskjet 460cb
  • Hewlett-Packard Deskjet 1125c
  • Hewlett-Packard Deskjet 3915
  • Hewlett-Packard Deskjet 3938

Please feel free to ask our support team questions about any errors you may be experiening by posting a comment below:



Comments

emma
I installed a new brother printer using a disk and now after the log on screen my computer just comes up with a black screen? No windows or desktop? If I do ctrl alt del the task manager comes up so the computer is working but that's all I can see. What's going on and how do I fix it with no desktop?
26th August 2014 7:44pm
Jerry
My Lexmark X6570 has stopped receiving print commands from the computer. The printer will copy documents and print emails and articles on the internet. The printer is 3 or 4 years old. I just upgraded my computer from XP to Windows 7. Should I run the Lexmark install CD again>
5th July 2014 12:16pm
Vickie201
I have recently gotten a company upgrade to Windows 7 Enterprise, and now my HP LaserJet Pro 440 M475DW will not install the printer drivers. Everything else installs properly except the actual printer.ANy thoughts? I have been to the HP site to download the drivers directly.
24th June 2014 12:33pm
Drivers Help
Hi Robert - You can use our software (use the 'download now' link above) to run a free drivers scan - the Drivers report will tell you the exact Drivers your PC is missing, you can then use this information to search the web for the Drivers yourself or register our software to automatically update the drivers (and keep them up to date)
10th June 2014 4:11pm
Robert
I have a dell with vista 32bit and have been unable to find a driver that will run my hp laserjet 3100 R Printer.
Have been told to get a new computer and a new printer to solve the problem. That is not a viable alternative to a printer driver.
Any help would be appreciated.
10th June 2014 4:05pm
ink pad resetter
Hello,
In order to reset the Epson Ink Pad you need to download the reset program which sets your printer counter to zero and it again starts with beginning.
31st October 2013 11:18pm
Bao
Please i need laser Printer Driver Panasonic KX-FLB812.
Thanks.
2nd October 2013 8:11am
taimoor SALEEM
i need Printer Driver hp f2480
14th September 2013 5:31am
Samuel Malhope
I have beeb trying to download Canon MF Series Drives for Windows 7, because I have Cd, but it is not for 64 Bits.
11th March 2013 2:21am
amit
need driver for hp-deskjet 3845
6th March 2013 9:46am
randy
need driver for epson stylus cx 7450 all-in-one
21st February 2013 1:08pm
agoi Gboluwaga
Please i need laserjet Printer Driver 1000.
Thanks.
16th January 2013 9:20am
Drivers help
Hi rb - we have a recent article about device driver errors on our Driver Updates blog- http://www.drivers.com/update/ - select the post "Device Manager Error Code 32 – what is it and how do I fix it?"- part of this article deals with deleting Registry values which sounds like it is relevant to your problem - read the article and come back to us if it does not help - good luck and hopefully happy printing!
22nd August 2012 3:35pm
rb
Hello. I did the unthinkable. I installed my HP Laser driver with the printer plugged in before they told me to plug it in. Needless to say my system is all screwed up and now I cannot reinstall the driver to fix the problem. Even after I uninstall the driver it says it is still there even though it is not listed in my printer and fax tab in the control panel. My brother who knows much more about this (but no time to fix it for me) said it was installed somewhere else and that he would have to dig around to try to find it to remove. The problem is that I really need my printer now and it has been months since I made the mistake. Can someone please help? Thanks.
22nd August 2012 11:23am
sarath
i installing the printer driver, but installation time operation not be completed and installation was exit......repeate the installation but problem is repeated....
what i can do. please replay the reason
4th April 2012 1:20pm
Ahmed
i need drivers for my hp laserjet 3100 printer any one who has it should kindly help me
thank u
25th March 2012 6:51pm
Jo
need drivers for a Canon Multi-task F80 printer fax copier. it is an older printer. Canon no longer has software. Thanks.
13th February 2012 8:06pm
kaewklaw
help me plese
30th January 2012 10:44am
manjit
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9th December 2011 6:22am
Camping List
Great!!! This helped me a lot!!
16th July 2011 9:25pm
amie
thanks! finally fixed my printer - driving me nuts for weeks!
4th June 2011 5:50pm
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