Printers have become an integral part of any system as many tasks have shifted to the online work schedule. If your attempt to print something from your system fails, would it not be a big disappointment? Yes, a few users recently failed to print any documents from their system and received an error message saying ‘Printer Driver is Unavailable.’

There could be different reasons for this; your PC may have failed to find the printer or the printer may be corrupted. If you’re one of the users suffering from the ‘Printer Driver is Unavailable’ error in your Windows 10/11, you can follow this article to get rid of the same. Anyway, we worked hard to gather some effective solutions to the same problem. So let’s have a look.

Fix 1: Run Printer Troubleshooter

The first attempt to resolve the ‘Printer Driver is Unavailable’ Error on Windows 10/11 is running the Windows built-in Printer troubleshooter. To do so,

  • Firstly, press Windows + I altogether to open the Settings menu on your system.
  • Then click on the Update & Security section and click on the Troubleshoot option.
  • And click on the Additional troubleshooters, expand the option Printer and click on the Run the troubleshooter button.
  • Finally, restart the system and see you can print your documents without any trouble.

Fix 2: Update Driver

Another solution to overcome the ‘Printer Driver is Unavailable’ Error on Windows 10/11 is updating your Printer driver. To do so,

  • Firstly, type ‘device’ in your desktop search box and open the Display adapters window.
  • Then expand the section Print queues and select the Printer driver you need to update.
  • Right-click on the chosen Printer driver and click on the Update drivers option.
  • Finally, restart the system and check you can print your documents without any trouble.

Fix 3: Reinstall Driver

Sometimes reinstalling the printer driver might help you to resolve the ‘Printer Driver is Unavailable’ Error on your Windows. To do so,

  • Firstly, type ‘device’ in your desktop search box and open the Display adapters window.
  • Then expand the section Print queues and select the Printer driver you need to update.
  • Right-click on the selected Printer driver and click on the Uninstall device option.
  • Finally, restart the system; while in the restart process, your Windows will automatically install the missing drivers.  

Fix 4: Update Windows

If you miss updating your Windows for a long time, the printer will not work on your system. The practical solution here is to update your Windows to the latest built-in, which will fix the said issue. To do so,

  • Firstly, press Windows + I altogether to open the Settings menu on your system.
  • Then click on the Update & Security section and click on the Windows update option.
  • Now click on the Check for updates button from the top right side of the screen.
  • Finally, try to print your documents again and see the result.

Fix 5: Check your Printer

You need to make sure your printer is correctly connected to your system. Check if the cables are damaged or if it is broken somewhere. Also, make sure the cartridge is in the right place.

At the end of this article, we’re sure you’ve fixed the ‘Printer Driver is Unavailable’ error on the Windows system. If you have any queries or concerns regarding this article, you can leave a comment in the comment box below.