Learn why Windows® 7 printer goes offline
What causes Windows 7 printer to go offline? Get tips to fix the issue.
Windows 7 operating system is a product from Microsoft. Windows 7 operating systems are available in Windows 7 Home Edition, Windows 7 Professional Edition and Windows 7 Ultimate Edition. They are suited to all environment types such as home types and business types. Windows 7 also integrates several backup and security features to protect the system from any system damages. This operating system comes with a bundle of software which create a wide platform for the users. Windows 7 supports variety of plug-in connections. Printer with Windows 7 can work in highly efficient manner which offers great output. Sometimes Windows 7 cannot work with printer and results in showing the printer as offline. There may be several reasons for this. If the printer goes offline, it will prevent future printing task. If your printer with Windows 7 goes offline then you can make it online by right clicking the ‘Printer’ menu from the ‘Control Panel’. Then select ‘Use Printer Online’. Then check whether the printer is working. If this action cannot solve the issue then it is due to any driver problems or improper connection.
Some of the reasons due to which printer goes offline on Windows 7 and some tips to solve the issue are given below:
- Improper connection
- System failures
- Tips to fix the issues
Sometimes your printer goes offline and you cannot print furthermore. If the printer and your system are not connected then you may get this message. So check whether the printer is properly connected with your system. You can also check it from the Control Panel. From the ‘Control Panel’ select ‘Printer and Faxes’. After clicking it, a new Window will open and it will show the current printer which is set-up with the system.
Another reason for this issue is due to system failures. If the printer driver is not working properly, then the printer goes offline and we cannot perform printing. If you cannot print with the device then check the compatibility of the devices with the system. If the system hardware results in any crashes then also Windows 7 may show the message "Printer goes offline".
If you cannot perform printing task, check all the cables and confirm whether it is properly connected to the system. After properly connecting with the system, go to the ‘Printer and Faxes’ menu in the ‘Control Panel’ and check whether it is connected with the system. If the problem is due to any driver failures then reinstalling the driver can resolve the issues.
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