I'm having some issues with my Canon Pixma IP1900 printer - it doesn't respond to any OS requests. I am using Windows 7 x64 with additional Canon drivers and the printer used to work ok, but recently it doesn't anymore.
Original Title: Canon MX350 printer. I cannot remove the MP drivers (Canon MX350) from my computer. In the remove programs the option asks to remove the drivers but it tells me that the driver files are currently being used and aborts.
I've connected it to a second PC running on Win7 x86 and no additional Canon drivers and the printer worked again - not only did Windows find appropriate drivers all by itself, but everything else did work like a charm as well. Now I assume that the problem is either the drivers (messed up by OS) or the OS itself. My idea is to completely remove Canon drivers and any data associated with the printer. How do I do it? Take a look at tutorial which explains how to use the Microsoft Management Console (MMC), to remove unwanted printer driver packages. If that does not work for you, try using the printui.exe tool.
In an admin elevated command prompt type printui /s /t2, be sure to remove the driver AND the package. Here's how to do it, step-by-step: • Open a command line with administrative rights: Start->All Programs->Accessories->Command prompt; Right click ->Run As Administrator • Run the printui tool: printui /s /t2 • Try deleting the printers. If that doesn't work. (i.e., if removing the printers listed in the printui is not successful.) • Click Start >Run >Services.msc • Locate the Print Spooler service, and right-click >Properties >stop service.
• Open My Computer and browse to C: Windows System32 spool Printers (you will need to click 'OK' to get access to the folder). • DELETE the contents of the folder you opened in step 7. • Go back to services.msc and Restart the Print Spooler service. • Go back into the printui utility (you might need to restart it using same method as above) and try removing printers again. This time it should work. Hp 620 Drivers For Windows 7 Home Premium.
If necessary, check the 'Ports' tab and remove any TCP/IP ports that are associated with the old printer. • Last but not least, check other computers on your home network to see if any of those map to the old printer, and remove these mappings. The only consistent way that I've been able to delete both the driver AND package is to: • Open the Start Menu. • Type 'Command Prompt'. • Under 'Programs', right-click on 'Command Prompt', click 'Run as administrator', and accept the UAC prompt. • In the elevated Command Prompt, run printui /s /t2 to open Print Server Properties on the Driver tab in elevated mode. Do not close the Command Prompt.
• Select the driver you wish to uninstall. Drivers Hp Scanjet 3970 Windows 8 on this page. • Select 'Remove.' • Select 'Remove driver and driver package' but leave the 'Deleting this printer driver package will remove it from the system. Are you sure you want to delete%driverName%?' • In the elevated Command Prompt, run net stop spooler. • In the elevated Command Prompt, type but don't run net start spooler. • Click on the Command Prompt window and hover your cursor over the 'Yes' button of the delete driver package window.
• Press enter to execute the net start spooler command and as soon as you see the The Print Spooler service is starting. Output click the 'Yes' button of the delete driver package window. Timing is key success.