A graphics tablet is an input apparatus that enables the user to draw images and other graphics with the use of a special pen, that is known as a stylus or a stylus pen. It goes by various names like digitizer, drawing pad, drawing tablet, digital art board, etc.
Wacom is a Japanese company that specializes in graphics tablets and other related products. It offers various kinds of graphics tablets and also a wide variety of styluses. These are specially designed to give the user the most natural pen experience and bring various and creative ideas to life.But users might face an error which states that “The Wacom tablet driver not found”.
A device driver is a software that acts as a translator between the hardware and the software. It tells the operating system as to how to interact with particular hardware. The absence of an appropriate driver or presence of a faulty driver will cause problems, and the hardware will not be able to function correctly.
Four ways to fix Wacom Tablet Driver not found in Windows 10
Method 1: Restart Wacom Tablet Service
Wacom tablet service can be restarted via Windows Services. Windows Services manage the running and even ceasing the running of various programs and applications on your system. Windows develop not all of the services; some of them are installed by applications or drivers as well. With the help of Windows Services, you can decide as to when you want to run a program, or even stop it when not required to increase your system’s speed.
To restart Wacom tablet service using Windows Services, you need to follow these steps:
a. Open ‘Start’ and search for ‘Run’ in the search bar. Or you can press Windows + R keys together to open the Run dialog box.
b. Type the command “services.msc” and execute it by pressing Enter or clicking on OK.
c. From the list of services given, scroll down to find Wacom Tablet Service. It might be named as:
Wacom Consumer Service
Wacom Profession Service
Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service
Tablet Professional Serviced.
d.Right-click on the service, and select ‘Restart’ from the drop-down menu.
This way the service will get restarted, and the issue Wacom tablet driver not found will get solved. If not, you can put other methods to use.
Method 2: Update Wacom Tablet Drivers
The problem can also be fixed by updating the Wacom Tablet Drivers. To update, kindly follow the below mentioned steps:
a. Open Start and search for ‘Device Manager’ in the search bar and click on the result to open the Device Manager.
Or you can open it through the Control Panel as well.
b. In the Device Manager, locate ‘Human Interface Devices’ and expand it.
c. Right-click on ‘Wacom Tablet’ and select ‘Update Driver’.
d. Two options will be shown to update the drivers:
• Search automatically for updated driver software.
If you select this option, Windows will search the computer and the Internet for the latest driver software.
• Browse my computer for driver software
This choice must be decided if you require to update and install the driver software manually. For this, you must have downloaded driver software, either on your device or USB, etc.
e. After completion of the updating process, restart your system for the changes to take effect.
Also, you can make use of third-party software like Snappy Driver Installer to update or install driver software.
Method 3: Reinstall Wacom Tablet Drivers
Your version of Wacom Tablet Driver might be outdated, corrupted, and not compatible with Windows 10, thus leading to this Wacom tablet driver not found error. Uninstalling and then reinstalling Wacom tablet driver might help in fixing the Wacom tablet driver not found issue. So, to reinstall Wacom tablet driver:
a. First of all, unplug your device.
b. Open Device Manager. This can be either done by opening Start and searching for it in the search bar, or pressing Windows + X keys together and selecting Device Manager from there.
c. Navigate to ‘Human Interface Device’ and expand it by clicking on it.
d. Right-click on ‘Wacom Tablet’ given under ‘Human Interface Device’ and select ‘Uninstall device’ from the menu.
e. Now you need to reinstall it. For this, you need to visit Wacom tablet’s website .
f. Look for the device model and download it from there.
g. Afterward, install it and restart your system.
h. Plug your Wacom tablet again.
This method will fix the Wacom tablet driver not found error as the latest driver will be compatible with Windows 10 and won’t cause any issues and fix other bugs like corrupted and missing files as well. But if the issue still persists, you can employ other fixes as well.
Method 4: Roll back Wacom tablet Driver
Roll Back Driver is a feature of Device Manager that enables uninstall of the current driver of hardware and automatically installs the previously installed driver. This is done if the latest driver that has been installed doesn’t fix the issue or instead becomes the reason for the problem. Rolling back a driver usually takes less than 5 minutes, but it may take longer depending upon the driver or the hardware that it’s in use for.
To roll back Wacom tablet driver, follow these steps:
a. Open Device Manager. For this, either open Start and search for ‘Device Manager’ in the search bar, or press Windows + X keys and then select Device Manager from there.
b. In the Device Manager, click on ‘Human Interface Devices’ to expand it.
c. Right-click on Wacom tablet and select Properties.
d. Display adapter properties window will open. Go to the ‘Driver’ tab.
e. Click on the “Roll Back Driver” button.
f. Follow the instructions.
g. If the button is grayed and you are not able to access it, it means that a former driver version has not been installed.
Apart from the methods mentioned above, you can also try plugging in your device in another port, as the port which you are using might not be working, or it may be malfunctioning. You can also try changing the cable that you use for connecting your device.
Any of the fixes as mentioned earlier can be employed by you to solve the “The Wacom tablet driver not found ” error, and you can continue creating beautiful designs through your Wacom Tablet.