[Solved] “GET /DevMgmt/DiscoveryTree.XML  HTTP/1.1”

If you notice your printer printing an extra page saying “GET /DevMgmt/DiscoveryTree.xml  HTTP/1.1” whenever you print something, the best solution is to disable Printer Status Notification. If the issue persists, you should run Printer troubleshooter, update printer driver, stop and start Print Spooler service, perform SFC and DISM scan, … You don’t know what must be done and could use some help? Then this article is exactly what you need. 

Causes

All in all, it’s not uncommon for printers to act up in the course of operation. Still, about “GET /DevMgmt/DiscoveryTree.xml  HTTP/1.1”, it’s strongly recommended that you take these possibilities into account:

  • Printer Status Notification
  • Bugs
  • Driver
  • Print Spooler service
  • Corruption 

Solutions

Solution 1: Disable Printer Status Notification

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type Control Panel and press Enter.
  • Step 2: Change View by to Large icons then hit Devices and Printers.
  • Step 3: Locate your printer, right-click it and pick Properties.
  • Step 4: Navigate to Device Settings tab, expand Installable Options and set Printer Status Notification as Disabled.
  • Step 5: Select Apply, choose OK and restart your computer.

Solution 2: Run Printer Troubleshooter

  • Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings.
  • Step 2: Click Update & Security then pick Troubleshoot.
  • Step 3: Choose Additional troubleshooters, select Printer and hit Run the troubleshooter.
  • Step 4: Allow the troubleshooter to run all the way.
  • Step 5: Assuming that the troubleshooter manages to identify the cause, click Apply this fix.

Solution 3: Update Printer Driver

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter to open Device Manager. 
  • Step 2: Expand Print queues, right-click your printer and pick Update driver. 
  • Step 3: Follow onscreen instructions.
  • Step 4: As soon as the update completes, restart your computer.
  • Step 5: When the screen comes back on, determine whether the issue persists. 

Note: You recently updated the driver of your printer? In that case, it won’t hurt to roll the driver back to the previous version. 

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter to open Device Manager. 
  • Step 2: Expand Print queues, right-click your printer and pick Properties. 
  • Step 3: Navigate to the Driver tab, hit Roll Back Driver and follow onscreen instructions.
  • Step 4: The moment the process concludes, restart your computer. 

Solution 4: Stop And Start Print Spooler Service

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type Services and press Enter
  • Step 2: In Services, locate Print Spooler right-click it and pick Properties. 
  • Step 3: Hit Stop under Service status then select Apply and choose OK.
  • Step 4: Go to Search bar, type %WINDIR%\system32\spool\PRINTERS and press Enter.
  • Step 5: Press Ctrl + A to highlight all items then press Shift + Delete to delete them.
  • Step 6: Return to Services, right-click Print Spooler and pick Properties.
  • Step 7: Hit Start under Service status.
  • Step 8: Change Startup type to Automatic, select Apply and choose OK.
  • Step 9: Restart your computer.
  • Step 10: See how things turn out. 

Solution 5: Perform SFC & DISM Scans

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type cmd and hit Run as administrator to open In Command Prompt (Admin).
  • Step 2: Run the command sfc /scannow to perform the SFC scan. 
  • Step 3: After the SFC scan finishes, run the following commands to perform the DISM scan:
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  • Step 4: Run the command exit to close Command Prompt.
  • Step 5: Restart your computer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which one is superior: a wired or a wireless printer?

Once it comes to wired vs. wireless printers, different people have different opinions. In most of the cases, wireless printers help keep the workspace organized as there is no need to worry about cables. On the other hand, wired models take little work to set up which makes them popular among the non-tech savvy. Also, unlike their wireless counterparts, wired printers don’t suffer from interference. 

How do I clean a printer?

To clean your printer, you should use a soft piece of cotton cloth soaked with Isopropyl. For your information, Isopropyl quickly evaporates so it’s an ideal cleaning solution. Of course, disconnect your printer from its power source in advance. Next, wipe the printer from top to bottom using the Isopropyl-soaked cloth. 

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