Reasons why a printer pauses on Windows® 7
Why does a printer pause on Windows 7? What are the ways to fix this problem?
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System released from Microsoft. This has got many extra features when compared to other Operating Systems. You should install a genuine copy of Windows 7. The purpose of a printer is to create a hard copy of the document, and installing a printer driver on your computer is a difficult task compared to the installation of other device drivers. Once your printer has been added, you can change some of its settings like location, printer model, and any installable options using the Printer Setup Utility. A common printer issue is the printer jam problem. A printer stops working due to several reasons. If system files get infected with harmful viruses, it may cause the printer to malfunction.
Reasons due to which a printer goes on pause mode on Windows 7 and methods to fix this problem:
- Reasons why a printer pauses
- Reinstall drivers
- Verify Rrint Spooler service
Reasons why a printer pauses
There are several reasons due to which a printer pauses. The main reason is due to driver issues. Also, if printing jobs are not properly performed, then it will cause the printer to pause. Problems with Print Spooler may cause the printer to get stuck in pause mode.
To resolve this problem, first you can disconnect the printer, and delete the printer from Device Manager. The outdated printer driver may interrupt the printing process and as a result, it will cause the printer to pause. Then you need to download updated and compatible drivers from an authentic website. Properly reinstall drivers onto the system.
You can avoid this problem by verifying the Print Spooler service. The printing process will fail, and as a result Print Spooler crashes. You can fix this issue by downloading Print spooler repair tool which is called ‘PC Health Advisor’. You can also check Remote Procedure Call service, and you need to ensure that Startup Type is set to 'Automatic'.
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