Brother® printer not recognized
What are the causes due to which USB Brother Printer is not recognized and how to fix this issue?
The Windows Vista is one of the latest Operating systems from Microsoft. The main feature of the Windows Vista is its compatibility with wide range of devices and software. A lot of devices used with the computer are compatible with Windows Vista. The Brother printer could be connected to the computer through the USB port. The USB port allows you to connect the printer to the computer. Printer not recognized error might appear in your computer even if you have connected your printer. This will make you unable to access your printer or to work with it. The issue is mainly caused due to no printer drivers are installed or incompatible printer driver installed in your computer. To fix this issue, you need to install necessary printer drivers. Make sure that you install OS and printer compatible drivers.
The following might help you in fixing ‘Printer not recognized’ in Windows Vista:
- Outdated software
- Brother Printer software corrupted
- Driver conflicts
The software will become outdated with time. If the software are not installed properly, then the Brother Printer might not function properly. In order to remove the outdated software, you need to update the driver. If you upgraded the Brother Printer recently and you are still using the same drivers, then the drivers might become incompatible. In order to so, you need to update the software.
Brother Printer software corrupted
The Brother Printer of the computer needs to have the software working correctly. The software connects the Operating system with the hardware. If the driver becomes corrupt, then you might not be able to use the Brother Printer correctly. You need to uninstall the software. You need to install the appropriate drivers from the manufacturer’s website. The common reasons for the driver corruption are bad sectors and attack of malware.
The driver conflicts are caused when different drivers run simultaneously. When these drivers run simultaneously, the reliability of the computer might be affected severely. You might even get a blue screen due to this. You might easily check the computer for any driver conflicts. The driver conflicts could be resolved by updating the drivers. After that, reboot the computer. If the issue persists, you need to reinstall drivers.
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