Windows 10: Add a device or add printer not working windows 10

Discus and support Add a device or add printer not working windows 10 in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Whenever I go to the device and printers and try to add a device the wizard flashes on and then immediately closed. I tried from the command line and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Micwell, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. Micwell Win User

    Add a device or add printer not working windows 10


    Whenever I go to the device and printers and try to add a device the wizard flashes on and then immediately closed. I tried from the command line and got the same results. I have tried all the fixes like stopping the print spooler and such. Does anyone have this same issue? Can someone tell me what is going on?

    :)
     
    Micwell, Sep 13, 2019
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  2. windows 10 VERY slow when trying to open Devices & Printers?

    Although I appreciate your offer for suggestions as you can see by the post dates, this thread is a bit long in the tooth. The issue was resolved with one of the updated builds of windows 10. Although in my opinion it's still not as fast as Windows 7, it's nowhere near as slow as it was in summer 2016 when I posted this issue.

    Thread issue resolved
     
    jboydgolfer, Sep 13, 2019
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  3. BrewIT Win User
    windows 10 VERY slow when trying to open Devices & Printers?

    Hello All
    I work in IT and have been trying to figure this slow devices and printers problem for a while now. Being in the enterprise version might be slightly different but I decided to try a few things today.
    The new Devices\Printers and Scanners interface introduced in Windows 10 goes and tries to discover everything on the network before letting you take control. For our network that includes hundreds of printers etc. Going to Devices and printers poses the same sort of delay while windows hunts for every device on the machine and network.
    I decided to turn on Network discovery from Network and Sharing Center\Advanced Sharing Settings. Once I enabled Network Discovery the Devices and Printers loaded much faster - more like Windows 7 used to. I suspect the initial discovery might somehow be remember in the registry since I disabled Network discovery after opening Devices and printers the first time and even after rebooting the control panel\Devices and printers was quick to load. Turning on File and printer sharing also under Sharing Options also speeds up loading even after you turn it back off again.
    I tend to think the newer devices interface caused the problem by using auto discovery for network devices even though it wasn't turned off under sharing options. Likely a bug somewhere that's fixed once it's turned on one time.

    Try it and see if it helps in other versions of Win 10
     
    BrewIT, Sep 13, 2019
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  4. Kursah Win User

    Add a device or add printer not working windows 10

    windows 10 VERY slow when trying to open Devices & Printers?

    Some things you can try:

    - Uninstall Realtek audio drivers and allow Windows to install its drivers instead.
    - Uninstall HP printer drivers, see if Windows has drivers or install latest 8/10 drivers.
    - Disable Bluetooth service in services.msc.
    - Remove any network devices not connected to or using any longer.
    - Remove all USB devices, uninstall printers, delete network devices, verify it starts without extra stuff enabled.
    - Download and use DevNodeClean: http://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardware/10390-devices-printers-slow-open-2.html#post671260
    - If in pro, go to Print Management and remove any old printer drivers, if you have any.
    - If you are unable to remove the driver from there, follow this guide to printui: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...-windows/6700d817-cfb7-4d94-904e-25bc8f435c7f
    - You might check the solutions here, some from 7 and 8 are relevant on 10 as well: device & printer panel does not load? - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Keep us posted! *Toast :toast:
     
    Kursah, Sep 13, 2019
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