Problems While Sharing Printer
Printers are devices that are used to print physical copies of data that are stored in a computer. There are different types of printers that use advanced technologies to print data onto the media. The modern computer systems have networking options that allow the users to share the printer with other computers that are connected over the network. This revolutionary technology not only enhances the functionality of the printer by enabling multiple users to utilize the printer but also boosts user productivity and serves as an environment friendly solution by eliminating need of separate printers for each computer over a network. Even though, it is an amazing and simple feature, some user might experience issues while using the printer sharing options which cause great inconvenience. Access denied error, printer not found error, unable to find device error, printer setup not completed error etc are some of the errors that can occur while using the printer sharing options in computer.
- Verify connections and settings
- Disconnect and reinstall drivers
- Fix criticalities in the system
Verify connections and settings
Most of the issues that occur while using the printer sharing options take place due to the irregularities in the printer connections and settings. The users are therefore advised to thoroughly verify the connections from and to the printer and computer and also check the 'Printer Sharing' settings. The system Firewall settings should also be verified as it might cause issues by blocking connections to and from the system. Reconfiguring the printer and system settings so as to match with recommended optimal settings will help in fixing the issues with the printer sharing features in your computer.
Disconnect and reinstall drivers
The issues with the printer sharing options can also occur due to the errors in the drivers and other support software of the connected printer. The users in these cases are advised to disconnect the printer from the system and go for an update or reinstall of the printer driver and related software so as to fix issues with them. Reinstalling or updating the printer driver and reconnecting the printer after system restart will help in fixing valid issues and will enable to utilize the functionality of printer sharing options under minimal errors thereafter.
Critical errors or issues in the Operating System can create problems while using the printer sharing options and therefore should be fixed as soon as possible to minimize complications. The users are advised to perform a complete scan of the system using a security program with comprehensive protection features and remove all active threats and infections. After removing all threats and infections, the users should perform a system file integrity scan by utilizing the SFC. Doing so will fix error with the Operating System files/folders. Reconnecting and reconfiguring the printer that is to be shared after fixing all system criticality will solve problems and will allow easy sharing.
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