New printer I cannot install the MP Printer Driver


Please help me for I spent all day trying thousand things that didn't work, I have a windows 7  64 bit and I got a Canon MX395. Each time I try to install the driver it says failure, I tried from the site it says cannot install drivers. I kept updating my windows until it gave me an error updating, I tired many things it didn't work, I tried an older Canon printer MG CD that I had, well it did install but I cant find the printer on the list, when I try to find it or search for it even when connected by cable to it, it is not there, I am very confused and tired and I need to use it. Please can you help me? I basically do not have any printer drive! And I can't do anything thank you!


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Last updated May 4, 2020 Views 1,398 Applies to:

Hello Alexandre,

Welcome to Microsoft Community.

As per the description I understand that you are not able to install Canon MX395 printer driver on your computer. You tried to install the driver from an old Printer CD, it got installed but you are not able to find it.

I can understand the inconvenience that you have to go through due to this issue, however, we will work together and get this problem resolved.

Before we proceed, I would appreciate if you can provide us the following information to help us understand the issue better.

  1. Are you trying to install the printer driver through the driver disc that came with the printer?
  2. What is the exact error message you receive while trying to install the printer driver?
  3. When you say “I kept updating my Windows until it gave me an error updating”, which Windows Update were you trying to install and what was the error?
  4. You mentioned that you tried a number of troubleshooting steps, what all troubleshooting steps you have already performed.

Let’s try these methods below and check if that solves the problem.

Method 1: Run Windows Hardware and Devices troubleshootersto get the problem automatically detected and fixed.

Open the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter

Method 2: Refer to the following article to fix common driver problems

Tips for fixing common driver problems

Method 3: Update the drivers

Update a driver for hardware that isn't working properly

Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware

Update drivers: recommended links

You may also try to download and install the printer driver manually from printer manufacturer website.

Here is the drivers and downloads page from Canon PIXMA MX395, download the best compatible driver for your printer and install manually.

Note: Using Third Party Software, including hardware drivers can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the use of Third Party Software can be solved. Using Third Party Software is at your own risk.

Method 4:

If the issue is still not resolved I would suggest you to remove and reinstall all USB controllers.

To remove and reinstall all USB controllers, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, in the start search typesysdm.cpl in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Click the Hardware tab.
  3. Click the Device Manager button.
  4. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers.
  5. Right-click every device under the Universal Serial Bus controllers node, and then click Uninstall to remove them one at a time.
  6. Restart the computer so that windows install the USB controller drivers.
  7. Plug in your USB, and then test to make sure that the issue is resolved.

Hope this helps. Please try these suggested methods and let us know the results. Please write us back for any further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.

Mann Manohar

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