Printer Properties Cannot be Displayed
What prevents printer properties from being displayed? What can be done to resolve this problem?
A printer can be best described as a device essential for taking physical copies of electronic files from a computer. Printers are of many different types and they are fairly simple to use. Windows-based computers even come with a printer setup wizard that can be used to set-up and configure printers on the system. However, there are some problems that may come up with the use of printers on your Windows system. These include error messages coming up, printer software not working, printer going offline, etc. There are many different types of error messages that may come up with the use of printers. These include the printer properties cannot be displayed issue. The printer properties cannot be displayed issue means that you will not be able to configure a printer for ideal and correct use.
The following details gives you more information regarding ways to resolve the printer properties cannot be displayed problem:
- Check active services
- Repair system files
- Verify drivers
Check active services
Problems with the use of printers, like the printer properties cannot be displayed issue are known to come up because of problems with Printer Spooler service. For users to view printer-related properties, Printer Spooler service must be active. All users facing the printer properties cannot be displayed problem are advised to check the active services on the system and make sure that the printer service is running and no other service is interfering with the Printer Spooler service. If some incompatible services are found, terminating them and then restarting the printer services with 'services.msc' command in 'Run' will solve the problem.
Repair system files
Those Windows users facing the printer properties cannot be displayed issue are suggested to check the integrity of the system files on the Operating System using 'sfc/ scannow' command in Command Prompt, and if system files are damaged, the Operating System will have to be repaired using a default Operating System repair tool to solve the problem.
The printer connected to your Windows computer works with the help of drivers. Drivers are the link between the printer and the Operating System. Problems with some of the drivers (or the printer driver itself) can cause the printer properties cannot be displayed issue. Users facing this problem are suggested to check the drivers installed on the system using Device Manager, and if the printer or any other drivers are found to be incompatible or fake, they will have to be replaced to solve the problem.
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