One of the most problematic issues that you may face when operating your printer is that the machine does not work at all. In this case, there can be various reasons why the problem happens. For sure, you need to diagnose what is happening in order to formulate the right problem solving needed.
One of the possible causes why such problem happens is that because the printer driver is unavailable. You can check this out through device manager, especially if you are using Windows PC. Fortunately, you can fix the problem of the unavailable driver by performing some steps which are being discussed here.
What Causes Printer Driver is Unavailable?
Printer driver is unavailable problem is commonly caused by two possible reasons. The first, it is caused by the incorrect installation of the printer driver in your PC. The second reason is that of the outdated printer driver. As stated previously, the solution is there to help you get back your printer.
Reinstalling the Printer Driver
Well, when you deal with this specific issue, the best option you have to make your printer run again is by reinstalling the driver. If you use a Windows PC, in this case, Windows 10, you will need to go to the ‘Run’ box. In this case, you need to press the Windows logo and R simultaneously. Next, you can type a command in the box. Please type devmgmt.msc. You can continue by clicking OK. On the ‘Print queues’, locate the cursor on the printer driver you have and right-click on it. Select ‘Uninstall device’ and confirm the process.
You have finished uninstalling the driver that you have installed previously. Next step is reinstalling the correct printer driver software as the solution for the problem of the printer driver is unavailable. What you need to do to deal with this process is that you may need to search for the right printer driver or the latest update available. In this case, you will need to download the driver software and install it manually later. We recommend you to go to the official website of your printer manufacturer just to make sure that you find the right file and, more importantly, the safe one. Or, you may also find the downloadable file in other websites especially when it is difficult for you to download it from the official source. However, we need to remind you that you should be careful when you want to download from other websites. You have to make sure that the file you download is the safe one.