The printer drivers play a very crucial role when we wish to connect our printer with our PC so that we can print hassle-free. Unfortunately, at times your PCs screen displays a message saying that your HP printer driver is unavailable. In this situation, a user feels frustrated and he cannot figure out what to do next. But, he can always take the help of HP Support because the team is available to help you whenever you need it.
When your printer driver is unavailable, then you may fix this issue by going through a simple procedure mentioned in this article. You can use this procedure if the printer driver is unavailable for Windows 10, 8, 7 or 8.1. Sometimes the Operating System of your computer or laptop becomes faulty and therefore you have to face such circumstances. The main reason for the printer driver’s unavailability is given in the next section.
Why is my Windows 10 printer driver unavailable?
The reason behind why you are facing this issue is that some corrupt or mismatched printer driver is available on your computer. Sometimes the failed installation of the printer driver also becomes the cause of this problem. The failed installation happens because of the problem with your Wi-Fi connection. Windows 10 printer driver is unavailable because of various other reasons and these could be easily fixed with the help of HP Scan Doctor.
Uninstall and reinstall the printer driver
- First of all, open your Windows device and press the Win+R keys to open the run box.
- In the next step, type devmgmt.msc in the Run box and click on the “OK” option.
- Locate the model number of your HP Printer and right-click on it.
- Now, tap the “Uninstall device” option and hit the “Uninstall” button once again to confirm your action.
- When the printer driver gets uninstalled, then you have to install it again.
- For this, go to the “Start” menu and type “Update” in the search bar.
- Click on the “Check for updates” option from the list of options.
- When you click on this option, it will make Windows update the device automatically.
- In the end, restart your computer and try to print a test page.
Check if the issue has resolved or not. If not, then you may dial HP Number and get assistance from the experts for fixing up this issue. The experts have enough solutions to fix your issues instantly so that you can print hassle-free. Also, it is recommended to keep your device updated with the latest version of the Operating System so that you do not miss out on the features of the update.
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)
What does it mean when the driver is unavailable on a printer?
If you see the “Printer driver is unavailable” then it means the driver that you have installed against your HP printer is either not compatible or it is the outdated one. Another reason can be a corrupt driver in use and the computer hence is unable to recognize the same for use.
How do I fix driver is unavailable?
To fix the “Driver is unavailable” issue you need to reinstall the printer driver, just press “Win+R” to run the file. Now, type “devmgmt.msc” and then tap on the “OK” option. Double-tap on the printer and then choose the “Uninstall device”. After this, tap on the “Uninstall” option to confirm it all.
What do I do when my HP printer driver is unavailable?
Just unplug the USB cord from the HP printer and go to the “Control Panel” window then go to the “Programs and feature” option. Followed by this choose all the HP printer entries and then uninstall it. After this, you just need to restart your computer and check the configurations.
How do I make my printer driver available?
You have to open the “Control Panel” and then tap on the “Devices and Printers” option and then tap on the “Add a printer” After this select the “Add a Printer”> “Add a network”, “Wireless or Bluetooth Printer”. Now, choose the “Printer” window an choose your printer and tap on “Next” and then follow the instructions.
How do I update my printer driver Windows 10?
For this, you have to go to the Control panel and then tap on the “Hardware and Sound” option. Just tap on the “Device Manager” to show the connected hardware. Now, right-click on the printer and tap on the “Update driver” and then choose the drivers automatically or manually and then run the installer to complete the setup process.
What Is A Driver For A Printer?
A Drover for a printer is a piece of software available on the computer that converts the data to be printed into the format language that a computer understands. The purpose is just to allow printing applications without any technical errors in the printer model.
How do I fix Printer status unavailable?
First of all, you need to unplug the USB cable from the printer. Just go to the Control Panel followed by the “Programs and Features” window. Just select the HP printer entries and uninstall them. After this, go to the control panel and then go to Drivers and Printer option and in the end, choose the printer and remove the device.
How do I install an HP printer driver?
Just tap on the “Start” button and choose “Devices” followed by the “Printers” option. Now select the “Add Printer” option. From the dialog box tap on the “Add a Local Printer” and choose the “Next” option. Select a Printer port and then tap on the “Next” button. Now add your driver, name your printer and tap on the “Finish” button and then run the test to print.
How do I know if my printer driver is installed?
For this, you have to open the “Printer” properties dialog box and then tap on the “Setup” tab. Followed by this you have to tap on the “About” option. You will see the dialog box appear on-screen. In the end, just check the version of the printer driver.