Windows 10: Printer Not showing up in Devices in settings

Discus and support Printer Not showing up in Devices in settings in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I had a printer that was not functioning properly, so I removed it, planning to reinstall. When I tried to reinstall the drivers, it said the drivers... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by KayParr, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. KayParr Win User

    Printer Not showing up in Devices in settings


    I had a printer that was not functioning properly, so I removed it, planning to reinstall. When I tried to reinstall the drivers, it said the drivers were already there, and recommended using them. I clicked ok. The printer never showed up in my list of printers. I tried reinstalling it, giving it a new name. If I try to print a word document, the initial printer as well as the new name show up in the drop down list of printers -- but the printer is still not listed in Settings. And the printer is shown to be in an error state from Word. HELP!

    :)
     
    KayParr, Sep 16, 2019
    #1

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    Now I have no printers and Devices and Printers at all, not even a banner (but it still shows in Device Manager).



    I have uninstalled all the new Brother printer driver & utilities programs (again) and rebooted (again). I also turned off MS XPS print services from Programs and Features, just in case. In Device Manager, I clicked ‘Show hidden devices’ and found
    three instances of the old printer plus the old Prolific Parallel – USB adapter cable (now returned & refunded). All these were ghosted out but I uninstalled all of them anyway.

    I checked ‘spooling’ in ‘Services’ and this is set to ‘Automatic’ (and is ‘Running’).



    These posts did not help:



    1)

    Windows 10 - Epson C88+ not showing in devices and printers



    Let us try few of the below troubleshooting steps and check if it helps.

    Step 1: Try to update the drivers for printer in Device Manager:

    • Right click on Start button and select
      Device Manager.
    • Expand Print queues, right click on the drivers and click on
      Update driver software.
    • Restart the computer and check if the issue persists.
    Step 2: If the device is not detected on your computer try to run Hardware and Devices troubleshooter.

    Hardware and Devices troubleshooter checks for common problems and makes sure that any new device or hardware connected to your PC is installed correctly.

    • Press Windows key from the keyboard, type
      Troubleshooting and select it.
    • Click on view all option on the upper left corner of
      Troubleshooting window.
    • Select the Hardware and Device options from the list.
    • Click Next to run the Hardware and Device
      Troubleshooter
    Step 3: I suggest you to run Printer troubleshooter and check if it helps.

    • Press Windows + X, click on Control Panel, select
      Category and then select Large or Small icons.
    • Click on Troubleshooting and click on
      View all in the left pane.
    • Select Printer and follow on-screen instructions.


    2)

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/17420/windows-printer-problems

    = ‘Fix printer problems’ on MS Support



    I do not understand why I’m having so many problems but am desperate for help – please!

    Chris
     
    ChrisOfTheOT, Sep 16, 2019
    #2
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    Hi,

    Please let us know, How do you have the printer connected to your computer? It is plugged into USB, on the network, or some other way?

    Usually all available printers will be shown directly under Device and Printers.
    Moreover it also show the status of the printer. Not sure how this is happening. Suggest you to check this issue by removing and re-installing the printer.

    You may try the following methods and check if it helps.

    Normally this will happen if the Print Spooler service is not running but then your local machine would display with a red indicator in Print Management.

    Method 1:

    Please try steps below check if it helps.

    • Press Windows + R, type services.msc
      and press Enter.
    • Find Print Spooler service and double-click.
    • Make sure Print Spooler's
      Startup
      type set to Automatic.
    • The Service status of the Print Spooler should be
      Running.
    • If not, can you "Start" the Print Spooler service.

    If the issues still persist, refer to the below methods.

    Method 2: I would suggest you to uninstall and reinstall the printer driver.

    1. Press Windows Key + R Key.

    2.Then type “devmgmt.msc” without the quotes and hit on Enter Key.

    3. ExpandPrinte Queues.

    4. Right click on the driver and click on Uninstall.

    5. Restart your Computer.

    If the issue still persist, then I suggest you to download and install the latest printer driver from the manufacture website.

    Let us know the status of the issue in regards with printers display in Devices and Printers.

    Regards,

    Guru Kiran
     
    Guru Kiran G, Sep 16, 2019
    #3
  4. Printer Not showing up in Devices in settings

    Windows 10 - Epson C88+ not showing in devices and printers

    Hi Mike,

    This issue might have occurred due to outdated/ corrupted printer drivers.

    Provide us additional information to assist you better:

    • What is the make and model of your devices (Computer and printer)?
    • What is the complete error message/ error code of this issue?

    Let us try few of the below troubleshooting steps and check if it helps.

    Step 1: Try to update the drivers for printer in Device Manager:

    • Right click on Start button and select
      Device Manager.
    • Expand Print queues, right click on the drivers and click on
      Update driver software.
    • Restart the computer and check if the issue persists.

    Step 2: If the device is not detected on your computer try to run Hardware and Devices troubleshooter.

    Hardware and Devices troubleshooter
    checks for common problems and makes sure that any new device or hardware connected to your PC is installed correctly.

    • Press Windows key from the keyboard, type
      Troubleshooting and select it.
    • Click on view all option on the upper left corner of
      Troubleshooting window.
    • Select the Hardware and Device
      options from the list.
    • Click Next to run the Hardware and Device
      Troubleshooter

    Step 3: I suggest you to run Printer troubleshooter and check if it helps.

    • Press Windows + X, click on Control Panel, select
      Category and then select Large or Small icons.
    • Click on Troubleshooting and click on
      View all in the left pane.
    • Select Printer and follow on-screen instructions.

    Hope it helps. Get back to us with an updated status of accessing the printer for further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Sep 16, 2019
    #4
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