Network Printer Failed To Print
A printer is a peripheral device which would produce hard copy of the text or the graphics that are stored in electronic form, on the physical print media like paper or the transparencies. In the case of network printers, they would have built-in network interfaces which would be either wireless or Ethernet based. After setting up a network printer, the systems present in that network could access that printer and could print using that. Thus you could be able to save the space as well as money, since only one printer is used over the network of computers. But, there might be errors with printing like "failed to print". That might be due to issues with network, configuration and drivers. If there is any issue with printer itself, such error message would appear. Then, you would repair the printer and solve that issue.
- Network and configuration issues
- Check for drivers
- Solve print queue issues
Network and configuration issues
If the network has got any issues that would cause "failed to print" error message. That means it might be due to a problem with the router or the switch. You have to check for its working. If any cable has a loose connection it could lead to the connection issues in the network. So, make sure that all connections are fixed. You have to make sure that there is DHCP reservation is present for the network card for printer. Then, check the configuration with printer settings. If the issues are related to configuration, that would cause "failed to print" error.
Check for drivers
The print failure error message might appear due to the driver issues. These issues might be present either in the server or in the user. If you have incompatible or wrong drivers, printer would not work and the error would occur. If the drivers become outdated that could also cause such issues. You would also check that if there is any issue with the network card. In order to solve these issues, you would try to install only the compatible driver or try to update the driver. You would also replace the bad network card with the correct one.
If all the users present in the network, the network could not be able to print due to the issues with server or the network or the printing device itself. It is seen that when the print queue gets clogged with bad .shd and the .spl files, this type of error would occur. So, you have to clear them. Restart the Print Spooler service. If you could not do that you have to delete those files and then try to restart that service. You would also check that if there is any pause print command in the print queue.
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