windows does not acknowledge my printer  


  1. Posts : 182
    Win 7 x64.Win 10
       #1

    windows does not acknowledge my printer


    Recently had to reinstall win 7. I am trying to use my printer and Windows does not see it. Its a usb cable. I checked everything that one usually should....device manager, no 'other' shown as a problem in the USB controller section, hidden files are exposed, so i could not update or reinstall the latest driver that i have saved. Device and Printers did not show my printer, add printer or device, no help there either. I suspect that i need to install the driver at least, but like I said Device manager does not even show it. My printer worked flawlessly prior the crash...so i am sure its not mechanical.
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  2. Posts : 3,637
    win 8 32 bit
       #2

    You may need to install the printer software first in device manager is there anything if you show hidden?
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  3. Posts : 182
    Win 7 x64.Win 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    If read my OP i said that it is not shown in usb controller area as an error or other...so i could not delete or upgrade my driver there. I do have a check mark to show ALL HIDDEN FILES. Any idea where i can install the driver other than device manager? My printer connects to the computer via usb cable.
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  4. Posts : 3,637
    win 8 32 bit
       #4

    Isnt there a install program for the printer?
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  5. Posts : 182
    Win 7 x64.Win 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    My Laser printer is 7 years old, so i don't recall...anyway as i recall one goes to device manager and either delete the driver there and windows is suppose to reinstall a later driver version, which i have saved....but D M does not show printer at all or error on any of the usb cable controllers.
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  6. Posts : 56
    Windows 7 Starter SP1
       #6

    Novel8 said:
    My Laser printer is 7 years old, so i don't recall...anyway as i recall one goes to device manager and either delete the driver there and windows is suppose to reinstall a later driver version, which i have saved....but D M does not show printer at all or error on any of the usb cable controllers.
    Hi,

    Please could you provide the make and model of your printer?

    If you could that would be great.

    Best regards
    Fox Computers
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  7. Posts : 182
    Win 7 x64.Win 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    its a samsung laser printer ML 2950 they sent the rights to HP and that is where I got the latest driver for it a couple of years ago.
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  8. Posts : 56
    Windows 7 Starter SP1
       #8

    What happens when you go to Devices and Printers and click on "Add a Printer"?

    Edit: Just seen you already stated result of this in OP, apologies.
    Last edited by Fox Computers; 1 Week Ago at 09:28.
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  9. Posts : 100
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
       #9

    Try this download....
    Samsung ML-2950 driver - Printer Drivers Downloads

    or scroll down the page on this link to the drivers
    Samsung ML-2855 Driver Download for Windows
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  10. Posts : 6,929
    W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
       #10

    Hi

    have to ask did your W7 image include USB3 drivers??
    see that MB has USB3 ports and if thats where the printer cable is plugged in it WONT be seen without them

    from a Run command
    MSINFO32

    check the following sub-sections
    Problem devices
    Windows error reporting

    for a more in-depth look at your system run the tool from this thread
    IGNORE the title it provides masses of info

    Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
    Last edited by torchwood; 1 Week Ago at 08:22.
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