Reasons a printer pauses while printing
What causes a printer to pause while printing?
A printer is a device that helps to produce text or graphics of documents that is stored in electronic form. It usually takes printouts on physical print media such as paper or transparencies. A printer is primarily used as a local peripheral and is attached by a printer cable or a USB cable to a computer which serves as a document source. Printers that have a built-in network interface are usually called network printers. Printers are designed to support both local and network connected users at the same time. It is possible use a printer as a network printer so that it will help to reduce the time as well as money of the user.
The following are the methods to fix pausing of printer issue:
- Issues with Print Spooler
- Paper jams on the printer
- Issues with printer software
Issues with Print Spooler
Print Spooler is a software program which is required for managing printing jobs. It helps in sending printing requests to the system or the print server. When there are issues with Print Spooler, then the printer may pause while printing. Malfunctioning printer driver, registry errors on the computer are the reason for Print Spooler problems. You can fix the issue by installing the necessary printer drivers and fix the registry errors on your computer.
Paper jams in the printer
When a printer prints paper in a curled, twisted and warped way, it will lead to a paper jam. This leads to taking printouts in a successful way. Sometimes the printing process may pause when there are paper jams in the printer. You can resolve the issue by using good quality paper for taking printouts. You may need to call a technical person to repair the printer if it faces further issues.
The minimum system requirements need to be fulfilled for printer drivers. Printer drivers are specifically designed according to the make and model of the printer. If printer software becomes corrupt, then it will affect the normal operation of printer and as a result, the printer may pause while printing, and cause issues while printing. Make sure that you update the printer software.
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