Uninstall printer drivers
What are the guidelines to uninstall printer drivers installed on your computer system?
Drivers are essential for the functioning of hardware connected to a system. Driver help the hardware device understand the requirements of the OS and they also help OS understand the results produced by the hardware. All this is applicable to printer drivers too. Printer drivers can be easily installed or uninstalled from a computer. There are many times where printer drivers would have to be uninstalled from the system. Corruption of printer drivers beyond repair, errors within the drivers, the printer driver installed on the system conflicting with some other important driver installed on the system etc are some of them. The printer drivers installed on your computer operating on Windows based Operating System such as Windows XP or Windows 7 can be easily uninstalled using the device manager.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding issues that can occur while uninstalling printer drivers from the computer system:
- Uninstall freeze
- Error messages
- System restarting during uninstall
Users uninstalling printer drivers from the system might face the uninstall freeze issue. This problem would make uninstalling the printer driver from the system impossible as users would have to forcefully reboot the system after the process gets stuck. Such issues are known to come up because of malware infections within the system preventing users from uninstalling the driver. The problem can be resolved by removing the malware from the system using an updated antivirus program and then uninstalling the drivers.
Some users might get error messages when trying to uninstall printer drivers from the system. Such error messages would usually notify users that the uninstall process cannot be completed and that users would have to try again to remove the driver. These error messages might also be because of malware or some inherent issues within the drivers. The error can be caused if the driver being uninstalled is still in use. Such problems can be resolved by uninstalling the driver in the safe mode and making sure that the driver being uninstalled is not in use.
The system restarting during uninstall process would not allow users to successfully uninstall the driver as the process would be abruptly stopped by the system reboot. Such problems are usually because some driver or software running in the background is clashing with the uninstall process. The issue can be solved by uninstalling the printer drivers after closing all application running in the background and also stopping the unnecessary services.
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