How To Fix the issue of Brother Printer driver is unavailable

Sometimes, you may face Driver is unavailable error in Windows, and your printer will stop working. You need to fix this issue instantly. So, if you are looking for a solution then you have come to the right place. This annoying problem is normally caused by an inappropriate or corrupt brother printer driver. The resolution method is pretty easy to fix. Go through these suggested steps and find a solution to your problem. In case you meet with any difficulty, contact Brother Printer Support to talk to the technicians. They will suggest you the best solution for your problem.

Fix the issue of Brother Printer driver is unavailable

Give a Try to these fixes

  1. Uninstalling the Printer
  2. Reinstalling Latest drivers manually
Uninstalling the Printer

There are normally two main solutions that you can use to fix the error ‘Printer driver is unavailable’. When you uninstall the printer with all the related software and then try to connect it, this will, in turn, install the default drivers.

  • Hit Windows + R on your keyboard, write “control” in the dialogue box and after that, tap on “Enter”. In the control panel, confirm that the option “View by Large icons” is opted. Now click on the “Devices and Printers” option.
  • There all the printers are listed. Right-click on the printer that is causing the problem and choose the “Remove device” option.
  • After that, hit Windows + R again and write “devmgmt.msc”. Go to the category “Print queues”, right-click the printer and choose the “Uninstall device” option. This may be absent after you eliminate your printer from the control panel. So, don’t worry about it if you don’t have it.
  • Now hit Windows + R on your keyboard, write “appwiz.cpl” in the dialogue box that appears and press Enter. There all the applications will be displayed. Right-click on your printer application and choose the “Uninstall” option.
  • After accomplishing all the above steps, detach your printer from your computer if it is connected by a USB connection or detach it from the router if it is wireless. Turnoff your computer, printer, and your router. Take out the power supply of all of them.
  • Wait for around 10 minutes, after that, plug everything back and begin all the modules. Fix the printer with your computer using a USB cable initially. Wait for the recognition and let it install the obligatory drivers.
  • Go back to the control panel, right-click on the device and choose the “Set as default printer” option. After that, try to print a test page and test if the problem is solved.

Still, your problem is not solved, contact Brother Support. Experts will help you out in your issue and offer you the solution to your problem.

Reinstalling Newest drivers manually

If the above fix doesn’t work for you, update the printer drivers manually. There is also a certain case where the printer is working faultlessly but due to a Windows update, it gets smashed. The upgraded drivers from Windows might be challenging and may not work for all the systems. One way to fix this issue is to update the desired driver manually by downloading it and then deactivating Windows update from upgrading the driver.

Before you continue, ensure that you go to the manufacturer’s website and download the desired drivers meant for your hardware to an available location.

  • Hit Windows + R on your keyboard to launch the Run.Write “devmgmt.msc” in the dialogue box and press Enter. This will redirect to your computer’s device manager.
  • Go through all the hardware, go to the sub-menu “Print queues”, right click on the printer hardware and choose the option “Update driver”.
  • Next, Windows will pop a dialogue box prompting you which way do you need to upgrade your driver. Go for the second option i.e., Browse my computer for driver software and after that, proceed further.
  • Choose the driver file that you have downloaded accessing the browse button when it pops up and upgrade it accordingly.
  • In some cases, the printer may not be seen in the device manager. In that case, run the installer and the driver will be fixed automatically.
  • Examine if the printer is working suitably at this point or not. If it is, go to the official Microsoft website and go for download the package “wushowhide.diagcab”.
  • Execute the package and click on the “Next” option.
  • Select the option Hide updates from the option available.
  • Choose the printer update and continue. Windows update will not automatically update the drivers till you agree it to do.
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