Solve Windows® Not Detecting USB Printer
Tips to solve Windows not detecting of USB printer
Printers are the hardware devices which would produce hard copies of the data present in the system. While setting up the USB printers, you have to connect the USB cable in to the system’s USB port. You would then install the compatible drivers for the printer. If the Windows is not capable of detecting any USB printer, that might be due to the virus issues. If such infections are caused from the virus, Windows could not detect the USB devices. These viruses would cause the complete malfunctioning of the USB and the printer drivers. So you have to keep your system free from all these malware and the viruses by using the best antivirus software. If the printer gets disconnected from the Windows Operating System, Windows would not detect USB printer.
Below specifies points are the tips to solve not detecting of USB printer in Windows:
- Check for USB ports and cables
- Solve driver issues
- Check for the connections
Check for USB ports and cables
You have to make sure the USB ports present are not having any issues. You have to check these ports both in the printer and the system. In order to resolve that issue, you need to check that it is working with other computer or the printer. Then, you would check the USB cables that is being used for the connecting the printer. You have to verify that there are not damages are present in those cables. If there is try to replace.
Solve driver issues
If the USB printer is not again detected, that might be some software issues. You would check for the drivers present in the system. If the drivers for the USB port or the printer are not working properly, thus the type of issues would arise. You would also try to do the reinstalling of the printer software. If you could see the yellow exclamation mark near the drivers, which means that driver has got some issues and so try to update or the reinstall the drivers.
If there are connection issues, then Windows would fail to detecting of the USB printer. You would check the connections both in the printer and the system. You have to check that all connections are done without any loose connection. You have to make sure that the USB hubs are not being used. If it is used there are chances of getting more errors.
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