HP Printer Goes Offline in Windows® Vista
Printers come in various form factors. Printers are categorized according to the technology behind printing. DOT matrix printers, ink jet printers, laser printers etc. are some examples of different printers. You need to install the correct printer driver to use your printer. Printer driver is software which acts as an intermediary between the Operating System and the printer. HP offers good and efficient printing technology. Sometimes you may see that your printer goes offline after every start up. If you have this problem, you may fail to make printouts with your printer. You can fix this problem by following some simple tips.
- Printer offline
- Resolve offline problem
Sometimes your HP printer that you have installed in your PC may go offline after system start up in Windows Vista. This can be frustrating but you can fix this problem easily. If you are using a network printer, sometimes your printer creates a print command and takes it offline. To resolve this problem you need to change the printer settings in your PC.
You may face offline mode error, if you have enabled the offline mode of your HP network printer. Most of the recent printer comes with an inbuilt button to enables the offline mode. If you have pressed this button, you printer goes offline. You may face printer offline error in Windows Vista, if you do not connect the printer properly. So you need to check the cables and connectors that have used to connect them.
If you are facing offline HP printer issue, you need to turn off the offline mode. You can change it in two ways. One is by making changes to the printer settings in the Windows Vista and the other is by pressing the offline button in your printer. To change the settings in the printer, you need to select the 'Printers and faxes' from the 'Start' menu. Double click on the HP printer that you want to change, from the displayed window. A pop-up window will open and you need to uncheck 'Printer Offline' option from the menu bar.
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