Resolve Internet Explorer® Printing Problems
You need not worry, if you are facing a printing problem with the Internet Explorer. This is a common problem for many and comes with many easy solutions. When you attempt to print something from the Internet Explorer, the most common and widespread error that occurs is the flashing of the error message saying that the printer cannot be found. Sometimes again, you need to re-install your printer drivers.
- How to deal with error message: "printer not found"?
- How to remove the old driver?
- How to re-install the driver?
How to deal with error message: "printer not found"?
When you get an error message saying that the printer is not found, in general cases, it means that there is a problem with your printer driver. A printer driver that is already provided with your printer needs to be installed before you wish to use the printer. It may be that your driver is damaged or not working properly. In such cases all you have got to do is, re-install the printer’s driver. However, even before that, you need to first remove the previous one and then re-install it again.
How to remove the old driver?
To re-install your printer’s driver, first you need to click on the 'Start' menu using the Microsoft windows. Then you need to enter the 'Control panel' and select the 'Add/Remove programs' option. In this option, you can see a list of all the programs that are installed in your PC. You need to navigate through these and find your printer after navigating to 'Install/uninstall' tab. Then you need to click on the option that shows 'Add/Remove'. Then you need to follow the simple steps in the dialogue box to remove the old driver successfully.
After removing the old driver from your PC, you might not be able to see your printer on the list of programs on your machine. You need not panic over this. All you need to do is, close the window of 'Add/Remove programs' and go back to the 'Control panel'. On the 'Control panel', you can find your printer by clicking on the "Printers and Faxes" option. You have to right click on your printer and then click 'Delete'. Then you need to double click on 'Add Printer' or click on 'File' and 'Add Printer'. In this way the 'Add printer' wizard gets started. Follow the next instructions to re-install the driver.
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