Resolving Windows® 7 Printer Issues
Is the printer connected to your Windows 7 system not printing? Learn how to resolve the problem?
Printers are peripheral devices that help in taking physical copies of the tasks performed or stored on computers. Printers are of many different types, such as all-in one printers, LED printers, and LCD printers, etc. Printers can be installed on almost all kinds of computers. This includes computers operating on Windows 7. Windows 7 would extract better performance from the devices connected to the system, and Windows 7 users can even set up and configure printers using the printer set-up wizard. However, there are some problems that might come up with the use of printers on Windows 7. These problems include printer not printing, very poor-quality prints produced, printer printing gibberish, printer hanging, etc. Printer not printing on Windows 7 is a common issue. In most cases, there would not be any information as to why the printer is not printing. Some of the reasons as to why printer on your Windows 7 system is not printing include problems with printer drivers, issues with hardware components connecting the printer, problems with system files associated with the printer drivers, etc.
Following tips can help to resolve printer not printing issue on Windows 7:
- Check printer drivers
- Check system file associations
- Verify printer connections
Check printer drivers
The printer connected to your Windows 7 system requires drivers to function. Drivers help the printer to understand the requirements of the Operating System. Drivers are also essential for the Operating System to understand the status of the work in progress. All Windows 7 users having printer not printing issue are suggested to check the printer drivers installed on the system using the device manager. If the printer drivers are found incorrect, replacing them with correct ones can solve the problem.
Check system file associations
Problems with some of the system file associations, essential for the functioning of the printer drivers, can also cause printer not printing issue. Windows 7 users are suggested to check the system files on the Operating System using the default system file checker. If the system files are found damaged, users would either have to repair the Operating System or restore the Operating System to previous restore point to solve the problem.
The printer connected to your Windows 7 system requires correct amount of power and proper connection with the system. Issues with the connecting hardware such as connecting cords, connecting pins, and power cords can cause printer not printing issues too. Windows 7 users facing difficulty in printing are suggested to verify the printer connections, and if any connecting hardware are found damaged, they can replace the same to solve the issues.
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