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Why My Printer Not Working Windows 10?

The printing problems are common with Windows 10 computers. For quick steps to troubleshoot printer not working windows 10 computer, keep reading.

Method 1: Fix The Connection Problem

  • If you have connected your Printer and the computer via a USB cable, unplug and re-plug the into the correct USB port.
  • If you have connected them wirelessly, check the Wi-Fi connection.
  • Ensure that you have connected to the correct wireless network.
  • If necessary, power cycle the router, computer, and printer.
  • If you are getting the ‘Printer status offline’ message, open the Control Panel app and click the Devices and Printers tab.
  • Under Devices, give a right-click on your printer’s icon and select the Properties option.
  • Click the Printer tab and uncheck the Use printer offline option.

Method 2: Remove & Reinstall Printer Driver

  • On your Windows 10 computer, click the Start menu and select Settings.
  • In the Settings window, click the Devices tab and select Printers & scanners.
  • Under Printers & scanners, select your printer and click Remove device.
  • Open the Settings app again by pressing the Windows + I shortcut keys.
  • Click the Devices tab and select Printers & scanners.
  • Click the Add a printer button and follow the on-screen prompts to reinstall your printer driver.
  • Once installed, try printing remotely from the computer.

Method 3: Clear & Reset The Print Spooler

  • First, click the Start menu available at the bottom-left corner of the screen. 
  • Type’ services’ in the search panel and press the Enter key.
  • In the Services window, select Services from the displayed list.
  • Click the Standards tab and give a double-click on the Print Spooler service.
  • Click the Stop button and select OK.
  • In the search box, enter ‘%WINDIR%\system32\spool\printers’ and select ‘%WINDIR%\system32\spool\PRINTERS’ from the displayed list.
  • Next, type ‘services’ in the search box and select the Services option from the list.
  • Click the Standards tab and give a double-click on the Print Spooler service.
  • Click the Start tab and select the Automatic option from the Startup Type drop-down menu.
  • Click the OK button and check if the printer not working windows 10 problem has been resolved.
Printer Not Working Windows 10

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