The error Printer Driver is Unavailable generally means that the driver against your printer that is already installed in your system is either incompatible or is outdated. Unavailability of printer driver also means that may be the installed driver is corrupt and the computer fails to identify it. Whatever the reason would be for the appearance of such an error issue, it can be resolved in just a second. Although, it is necessity for the users who are experiencing this problem to eradicate as soon as possible because until they solve it they won’t be able to access their printer to print jobs. Here, we have discussed about coping it up in cost-effective manner. Moreover, despite reading this post you can take HP Printer Support from well-professional techies. They will also guide you!

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Required Steps to Fix Printer Driver is Unavailable

Have a glance at the below listed possible solutions to fix this Printer Driver is Unavailable error:

Solution 1: Uninstall Printer Driver

With a few tweaks and turns you can sort out the error ‘Printer Driver is Unavailable’. In the first step, you are recommended to uninstall the printer driver and all the related software from your PC and then try connecting it. This will, in turn, install the default drivers. Let’s do it:

  1. First, you have to press Windows + R keys simultaneously on your keyboard
  2. By doing this, Run dialog box will open-up on the Window
  3. You have to type “Control Panel” in the search box and then hit “Enter” or “OK” button
  4. Once the Control Panel page pops-up, make sure that the option “View by”: Large icon is selected
  5. Now, click on the “Devices and Printers” option
  6. After doing that, all the printers will be listed on the screen. You have to choose your printer from the given menu and then press right-click on the selected printer which is actually causing the problem and then select “Remove device”
  7. Afterwards, press the Windows + R keys again on your keyboard and then type “devmgmt.msc”
  8. Now, navigate to the category “Print queues”, right-click on your printer and select “Uninstall device”. This may not be present after removing your printer from the control panel so no need to worry about if you don’t see it
  9. In the next step, you have to press Windows + R keys, type “appwiz.cpl” in the Run dialogue box and hit “OK”. Doing this all the applications will be listed. Give a right-click on all your printer application and choose “Uninstall”
  10. After performing all the aforementioned steps, disconnect your printer from your computer if it is connecting through USB cable or disconnect it from the router if it is using wireless. And then shut down your PC, turn-off your printer and your router as well. Plug out the power supply from all of them
  11. Wait for a couple of minutes, plug everything back in and start all the modules properly. Connect the printer with your computer using a USB cable initially. Wait for the detection and let the desired printer driver installed again in your PC
  12. Now you should go back to the control panel, right-click on the device and printer section and then choose “Set as default printer” option
  13. Now, try to print a test page to check whether the problem solved

Solution 2: Reinstall the Updated Printer Driver

If the above solution doesn’t work out in resolving the Printer Driver is Unavailable problem, then try to update the printer driver manually. Though, the situation can also come across with you that the printer is working perfectly but due to a Windows update, it gets broken. The updated drivers from Windows might create trouble and stop you to work for all systems. One efficient way to counter this issue is to update the selected driver manually. Download driver from the manufacturer’s website and then disable Windows update from updating the driver. By doing this, your printer will now be successfully available in your system.. Let’s start the driver updating process with the below steps:

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run dialogue box and then type “devmgmt.msc” in the search box and hit “Enter”. By doing this, computer’s device manager will be launched on the Window
  2. Next, you have to navigate to all the hardware, open the sub-menu “Print queues”, right click on your printer hardware and then choose “Update driver” option
  3. A new Windows will pop-up on the screen with a dialogue box asking you the way do you want to update your printer driver. Choose the second option i.e., Browse my computer for driver software and then proceed ahead
  4. Use Browse button when it appears to select the driver file you have downloaded and then update it accordingly
  5. Now, check whether the printer is working properly once the driver updates successfully. If the printer prints with no hassle, then navigate to the official Microsoft website and download the package “wushowhide.diagcab”
  6. Now, run the package and tap “Next”
  7. Select the option “Hide Updates” from the given one
  8. Choose the “Printer Update” if any available and click “Continue”
  9. After doing that, Windows update will not automatically update the printer drivers until you tell it to do so

Take Printer Technical Help for Advanced Effectual Solutions

Is your Printer Driver is Unavailable yet when you start printing the document? If yes, then contact to the well-educated and experienced technicians via dialing on helpline number. Once you will be in touch with them, the printer driver unavailable problem will surely be exterminated. You can print anything without any hassle.