Resolve the error ‘Printer Driver Missing’
What causes the printer driver to go missing?
Printer drivers are software which helps the printer to work with a system. In order for the printer to work, you have to install a proper driver for the printer. After the complete installation of the driver, you can enjoy the printing features. In some cases you cannot print. Instead, you will get an error message ‘Printer Driver Missing’. This error may occur due to several reasons such as obsolete, outdated and incompatible drivers. If the driver installed on the system is not an updated version, then this message will be displayed. If your driver is not compatible with the operating system, then you will get the same message. Improper installation of the printer driver will also result in this same error message.
Some of the methods or tips to fix the printer driver error message are given below:
- Check the CD that came with the printer
- Check the printer manufacturers website
- Using driver Tool
Check the CD that came with the printer
If you have an older version or outdated driver, then you cannot print. If you didn’t install the driver properly, then you can reinstall the driver from the CD. Most printers will work only with the updated version of printer driver. Sometimes the driver that comes with the printer will not be an updated version. So you have to check the CD and make sure it is the updated version. If the problem is due to this reason, then you can resolve the problem by using an updated version.
Check the Printer manufacturers website
If the CD that came with the printer is an outdated version then go to the printer manufacturers website. You can download the latest printer driver from the website and can reinstall the driver in the system. This will help you to resolve the missing error of the printer driver in the system. They may also provide online support to resolve technical problems.
Another way to find a missing driver is by using the driver tool. Driver tool will help to find a missing printer driver from the system. Device Manager in Windows will also help to resolve the issue. It will generate a report of all the drivers on the system. Right-click the printer option given by Device Manager, and select ‘Update Driver’ which will automatically try to update the driver.
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