Windows® Printing Problems
The printer is a peripheral hardware computer device that lets to take hard copy prints by interacting with your computer. It lets in creating hard copies of documents that exist in electronic form on the computer’s hard drive. Printers are available in different form factors like DOT matrix printer, ink jet printer, laser printer etc. Based on the medium used to connect, printers are also classified, they are wireless printer and wired printer. Wireless printer does not use a physical medium, instead it uses a wireless technology like Bluetooth to connect. You may face many printing problems in your Windows Operating System:
- Printer keeps printing
- Out of ink
- Paper jam error
Printer keeps printing
Sometimes you may find that when you want to stop your printer and it seems to ignore you. The printing process would continue even if you have clicked ‘Cancel’. You can stop the printing document in progress by halting the printer and then removing the document from the printing queue. It may lead to regular refilling of paper and ink in your printer. Your computer will usually recognize the loss of communication with your printer and alert you with a notification on your taskbar. Click on the notification to open the printer's queue in a window. If the balloon disappears before you can click on it, open the window manually. To do this manually, select ‘Control Panel’ from the Start menu. Click on the icon for ‘Printers’ or ‘Printers and Faxes’ and double click the icon for your printer. Select the printing job and click ‘Documents’ at the top of the page and click ‘Cancel’. Now you can turn your printer back on.
Out of ink
Sometimes, your printer print blanks pages, if your printer is out of ink. You can find the ink level from the status of the printer. Sometimes your printer display messages if it is out of ink. So if you are facing such issues, you need to refill the ink in your printer. Communication problem with the printer and computer is also a reason for printing blank pages. If your printer prints blank pages due to spooler you could fix it easily. Most of the spooling problem is caused due to malfunctioned printer driver. Reinstallation of the printer driver may fix this.
Paper jam is one of the most common problems users face in your printer. Sometimes, you might not be able to find the paper jam in your printer. In such situation, the problem may be with the rollers in the printer. If you are using low quality papers, you may also face paper jam errors. If your printer shows a paper jam error, you need to open the cover and remove the paper that got stuck. While replacing the paper, first thing you need to ensure is the quality of the paper used to make print outs. Always try to use high quality paper for printing. If you have any problem with your printer roller you need to replace it. If that does not fix the paper jam error, you need to have the printer fixed by a professional.
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