How to Fix Scanner Not Working on Windows 11

  • To fix scanner not working on windows 11 computer -> you need to power cycle your scanner and your windows computer and check.
  • Update drivers to latest version and change service of windows image acquisition services and change startup type to automatic.
  • You can also remove scanner which is added to your windows 11 computer and add scanner again will help you fix scanner  Not Working on Windows 11.

On your windows 11 or 10 computer if you have connected your scanner to your windows computer and when you scan on your windows 11 or 10 computer if your Scanner Not Working on Windows 11 or printer icon not showing on windows then you can fix this issue easily. So, lets see in detail below.

Sometimes due to drivers issues scanner will not work properly and when you scan it will scan or have issues when scanning and scan will be  not work but printer will work fine and you need to check with allowed apps and permissions first and check for any hardware or software related issues on windows 11 or 10 computer.

How to fix Scanner Not Working on Windows 11 or 10

Below methods will help you fix Scanner  Not Working on Windows 11 and other issues with scanner and get back your scanner working again on windows computer.

Power Cycle Computer and Scanner

Step 1: Go ahead and completely turn off scanner and unplug power source of scanner or printer.

Step 2: Wait for 20 to 30 seconds and then plug back printer or scanner power cables.

Step 3: Now, restart your windows computer or completely turn off and then check.

Once you power off both printer, scanner and your windows 11 computer then your issue will be resolved and you will be able to scan on windows computer.

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Windows image Acquisition Services

Step 1: Click on windows search and type in services.

Step 2: Open service management settings

Step 3: Scroll down and find windows image acquisition services and double click on it.

Step 4: Select startup type to automatica and start service again.

That’s it, once you change these settings then go ahead and restart your windows computer and your issue of the scanner not working on windows 11 computer will be fixed.

Command Prompt

Step 1: Open command prompt and run as administrator.

Step 2: In elevated command prompt -> type msdt.exe /id DeviceDiagnostic and hit enter.

Step 3: New window will appear -> Hardware and Device settings will be popped up.

Step 4: Select the Advanced  button.

Step 5: Check the box Apply Repair automatically and click on Next.

Step 6: Wait for your windows computer to detect any issues and fix the issue with scanner on your windows 11 or 10 computer automatically.

That;s it, once you run hardware and device change settings and apply repair automatically then windows 11 computer will fix any issue with scanner on your computer and your issue of scanner not working on windows 11 computer will be fixed.

Remove Scanner and Add Scanner Again

You need to remove scanner from your windows 11 computer by going to bluetooth and printer and scanner and then remove scanner and then add your scanner again to your windows 11 computer will help fix issues with scanner on windows computer.

Update Drivers

You need to update you scanner and printer drivers to latest version always and Go to device manager and update scanner and printer  and check whether your scanner is working or not.

Why Scanner Not Working on Windows 11?

If your scanner is not working on windows 11 then this might be an issue with scanner drivers or it can also be a temporary software glitch as well and remove and add scanner again on your windows 11 computer will help fix the issue.


HP scanner not working windows 11

Make sure that your drivers are updated to latest version and if scanner drivers are corrupted then your hp scanner will not work on windows 11 computer.

Windows 11 scanner not detected

If windows scanner is not detected then check with the compatibility mode and power off both scanner and windows 11 and try to connect the scanner to windows 11.

Scanner not working after windows update

This can be due to drivers and uninstall and reinstall Bluetooth and scanner drivers and your issue of scanner not working after update will be resolved once you update drivers.

Rajeshwari Chiluveru
Rajeshwari Chiluveru
Rajeshwari is Senior Content Writer, Author, and Also Senior Editorial Team Member at A Savvy Web and She has a Degree in Bachelor of Technology (Btech) and (Master of Technology) Mtech from JNTU and is a real time expert. She writes about technology guides and troubleshooting guides (tips and Solutions) and helps users to solve issues easily. She has expertise in this area for more than 5+ years of experience and enthusiastic to provide troubleshooting tips and fixes and how to articles on Tech Related subjects like iPhone, Android, iOS, Smart tv and other tech related solutions and easy methods to fix.

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