Restore Deleted Printer
What are the different ways to recover and reinstall a deleted printer?
A printer is an external device which can be connected to the system. A printer will produce a hard copy of data present on the system onto physical media like paper. Many printers are connected with a local cable to the computer. But in the case of the latest printers, a USB cable will act as document source. For using a printer, it is necessary to install a proper driver. Printers can get deleted due to several reasons. If the system is infected by malicious viruses, they will cause printer files to malfunction and as a result, can delete those files. When you install new software on the system, they can delete printer files. There are many reasons which will lead to the reinstallation of a printer.
There are different ways to reinstall a printer and ways to solve issues:
- Ways to reinstall a printer
- Reinstalling the printer
- Outdated drivers
Ways to reinstall a printer
There are different ways to recover a printer. You can use an installation CD which is available for a device or you can download printer software from a manufacturers website. Before reinstalling, properly uninstall the printer files and then it will scan your registry and hard drive so as to find and delete all the files that are related to a printer. Also, remove viruses using an effective antivirus program. Then reinstall the printer software properly onto the system.
Reinstalling the printer
From the 'Start' menu select 'Printers and Faxes' icon. In the left side there is an option called 'Add a Printer', select it and connect the printer to the system with the cable and turn it on. You need to then select the option called 'Local Printer' and click 'Next'. You need to click the option "Have Disk when you are requested to choose the printer mode". You have to then navigate to the location where the drivers have been downloaded. After that, you need to click 'Finish' to complete the installation.
Drivers have an important role. They are software programs that helps a printer to function. The presence of outdated drivers will not allow a printer to perform properly and it may not be able to deliver quality performance. Thus, you will have to install the drivers properly and also you will have to update them frequently. Updated drivers will provide excellent results.
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