Unable to Print Problems
What are the reasons due to which a user is unable to print the files from a printer?
A printer allows creating hard copies of documents that exist in electronic form on the computer’s hard drive or a location accessed by the computer. As other peripherals, printers can be connected to the computer in various ways. Connection methods include printer cables, USB cables, Ethernet cables, and more recently, the wireless connections. Sometimes, issues might happen in the printer. There are various reasons for this. Paper jams in the printer, corrupt printer drivers, problems in the network are some of the common reasons for the printer unable to print the files. You need to check the cause of the problem and then resolve it.
The following are some of the tips and techniques to fix the printing problems:
- Issues with spooler
- Corrupt printer drivers
Issues with spooler
Spooler is a software program which is required for managing the printing jobs. It helps in sending the printing request to the system or the print server. Sometimes, your printer prints empty or blank pages due to the problem of your printer spooler. Malfunctioned printer driver, registry errors in the computer are some reason for spooler problems with your printer. You can fix the issue by installing the necessary printer drivers and fixing the registry errors in your computer.
Corrupt printer drivers
You may face a printer not recognized error in your computer even if you have connected your printer. Thus, you will be unable to access your printer or to work with it. The issue is mainly caused due to no printer drivers are installed or incompatible printer driver installed in your computer. To fix this issue, you need to install necessary printer drivers, make sure that you install OS and printer compatible drivers.
At times, you may face printer not responding errors in your computer. This may be caused due to the presence of malware in your computer. The malware might be running in your computer and are creating conflicts with your printer software or printer drivers, making you not able to access the printer. It may corrupt or delete your printer drivers. To fix this issue, you will need to update your antivirus program and perform a deep system cleanup.
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