Issue: How to fix "Insufficient Memory" error while using a Canon printer?
I ran out of possible explanations for this problem: when I want to launch my Canon Printer and copy a file or scan a document, an error message pops up saying “the process cannot be continued because of insufficient memory.” I tried to reinstall the printer’s drivers but the same error message pops up. Perhaps it’s Windows 10’s fault again?
“The process cannot be continued because of insufficient memory” or shortly “insufficient memory” may be the result of a temporal mismatch issue in the operating system. Recent Windows 10 update might be the cause of such occurrence. Owners of Canon MP Printer and other Canon models frequently encounter this message. Nonetheless, users of other printers, e.g. HP Laserjet, might encounter this issue as well. There are a couple of options you can try to solve the issue. Firstly, if you have noticed the problem after the recent Windows update, reinstall the printer’s software. If the problem remains, try the following options:
Option 1. Run Canon software as administrator
If you are using MP Navigator, run the program as the administrator.
- Right-click on the program’s icon and choose Properties.
- In the newly appeared window, navigate to Shortcut tab.
- Enter Advanced…
- Check the box Run as administrator, click OK.
- Click Apply and exit the program.
Option 2. Change the names of the software files
If your Canon printer’s model is PIXMA, try the following steps:
- Open File Explorer.
- In the View section, check whether the box Hidden items is checked.
- In the search bar enter %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Canon Easy-PhotoPrint EX.
- Find the Settings folder and name it to Settings.old or into another name as you like.
You can also try reinstalling the printer’s driver again. Make sure it is downloaded from the official website of the printer’s company. On the final note, scan your device with Reimage to ensure that the device is clean from potentially fraudulent elements.
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