Printer Not Working on Windows® 7
What ar the problems due to which printer stops working on Windows 7? What are the tips to solve the problem?
Windows 7 Operating System is ideal for all kind of users. The Operating System is very simple to use and light on system resources. Windows 7 even supports all kinds of computer peripheral devices such as printers, scanners, game pads, etc. And as Windows 7 do not have any bugs that were present in older versions of Windows based Operating Systems, peripheral devices connected to Windows 7 Operating System would perform better. Printers can be easily setup and used with Windows 7 computers. The Operating System even comes with a printer setup wizard that allows users to quickly and effectively setup and use printers. However, some Windows 7 users might face problems with the use of printers on their systems. These problems include printer not working, very poor quality prints, error messages when using printers, etc. The printer not working issue might be because of many reasons such as issues with printer drivers, errors within the printer service, problems with system files associated with printer drivers, etc.
Following tips help to fix printer not working issue on Windows 7:
- Restart printer service
- Verify printer drivers
- Check system file associations
Restart printer service
The printer connected to your Windows 7 system works with the printer service that is running on the system. If the printer service active on the system has developed some errors or problems, then printer connected to your Windows 7 Operating System might not work. In such cases, the problems can be solved by restarting the printer service on the system. The printer service can be restarted by using the 'msc' command in 'RUN'.
Verify printer drivers
The printer connected to your Windows 7 requires drivers to function. Drivers are the translators between the printers and the Operating System, and issues with the printer drivers would cause printer not functioning issue. All Windows 7 users facing printer not working problem are suggested to verify the printer drivers installed on the system using the device manager. If the printer drivers are found incorrect, incompatible, or illegitimate, then the drivers would have to be replaced to solve the problem.
Check system file associations
The printer drivers installed on your Windows 7 system are associated with some of the system files of the Operating System. If these files are damaged, then printers would not work. Windows 7 users experiencing problems with the working of printers are suggested to check the integrity of the system files on the Operating System using the 'sfc/ scannow' command in the CMD, and if some system files are found damaged, the Operating System should be repaired to solve the issues and get the printer working.
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