Printer Offline after Rebooting
Is the printer installed on your system going offline after rebooting?
Printers are computer peripheral devices that are required for taking physical copies of electronic files on a computer. There are different types of printers such as inkjet printers, laser printers, LED printers, all-in one printers and these are classified according to the types of prints they produce. Setting up and using printers on computers is very simple as majority of Operating Systems come with a printer setup and configuration wizard. There are some problems that might come up while using printers. Printer going offline issue is one of those issues. This issue might come after users reboot the system. There are many reasons as to why printer is going offline after the system is rebooted. These include problems with the printer drivers installed on the system, issues with some of the system files on the OS, registry errors, problems with the USB port used to connect the printers etc.
Following details gives users information regarding tips to fix printer going offline after reboot issue:
- Check system files
- Verify active services
- Reinstall printer drivers
Check system files
The printer installed on your system might be going offline because some of the system files essential for the functioning of the printer got corrupted or damaged in some way. All users having printer going offline after restart issue are advised to check the integrity of the system files on the OS using the default OS repair tool and the genuine installation disk. If the printer going offline issue has come up recently, then restoring the system to a previous restore point can solve the problem.
Verify active services
There are many services that are running in the background of your computer. When your system is started up, all of the services are also loaded and if some of the services on the system are clashing with the printer related service, the printer might go offline. Users having printer going offline after reboot issue, are suggested to check the services that are starting up with the OS (using services.msc) and if some services are found incompatible with the printer spooler service, disabling it can solve the problem.
The printer connected to your computer works with the help of printer drivers. Printer drivers are the communication link between the printers and the Operating System and issues with the drivers would cause problems with the working of the printers. Users having printer going offline issue after reboot are suggested to check printer drivers installed on the system using the device manager and if the drivers are found having some issues, then removing and reinstalling the printer drivers can solve the problem.
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