Run Printer in Safe Mode
Why is it important to run the printer in safe mode?
A printer is used for creating the hard copy of a file. The printers those are capable of sharing files from one computer to another system via network connections are termed as shared printers. Printers may be affected by some issues due to several reasons. This happens when you install a new software application or add drivers for some new hardware. Sometimes the functionality of the printer may get affected badly. In such situations, you need to run the printer in safe mode. Safe mode only loads the essential services and the drivers for running the system and peripheral devices. Safe mode is one of the ways to fix problems in printer and has the ability to diagnose the issues that cause the malfunctioning of the printer.
Following are the important points related to running the printer in safe mode:
- Fix the printer issue
- Removal of malware
Fix the printer issue
Safe Mode is a state in which system may start with limited resources, basic files and drivers necessary for running Windows to identify the problem. With the help of safe mode function, the user can locate and fix troubles within a system.
Removal of malware
Viruses are the unwanted software programs which cause the malfunctioning of printer connected to the PC. They have the ability to replicate by infecting other files. There are strong viruses that may even cause hugge damage to printer device. While working in normal mode, you would not be able to delete such viruses. But working in safe mode you would be able to identify and delete the malware affecting the performance of printer.
In order to get the Safe Mode in Windows Operating System, tap 'F8' key when the system starts to boot. In Advanced Boot Options screen, use arrow keys to select safe mode option and then press 'Enter'. You can access the printer through safe mode for fixing any printer issues.
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