Reasons for printer going offline on Windows® XP®
What can cause a printer to go offline on Windows XP?
Printers come in various form factors. Printers classified according to the technology behind printing. Dot matrix printers, inkjet printers and laser printers are some examples of different printers. You need to install the correct printer driver to use your printer. A printer driver is a software that acts as an intermediary between the operating system and the printer. Sometimes you may see that your printer goes offline after every start up. If you have this problem, you may not be able to take printouts with your printer. You can fix this problem simply. You need to disable the offline mode of the printer to fix this.
Information of printer going offline on Windows XP:
- Printer offline
- Tips to change offline status
Sometimes the printer that you have installed on your Windows XP operating system may go offline after the system starts up. This can be frustrating, but you can fix this problem easily. If you are using a network printer, sometimes your printer creates a print command and takes itself offline. To resolve this problem you need to change the printer settings on your system.
You may face offline mode error, if you have enabled the offline mode of your network printer. Most recent printers come with an inbuilt button that enables offline mode. If you have pressed this button, you printer goes offline. Also you may face a printer offline error, if you do not connect the printer properly. So you need to check the cables and connectors that have been used to connect the printer.
If you are facing this issue, you need to turn off the offline mode. To turn off the offline mode you could have two options. One is by changing the printer settings on Windows and the other is by pressing the offline button on your printer. To change the settings on the printer, you need to select the printers and faxes from the Start menu. Double click on the printer that you want to change, from the displayed window. A pop-up window will open and you need to uncheck 'Printer Offline' from the menu bar.
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