Printer Problems in Windows® 7
Discuss the printer problems that occur in Windows 7.
Windows 7 is the most efficient and latest Operating System available in market. This operating system has been developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is a successor to Windows Vista. This operating system can be used in media center, notebooks, desktops, laptops and tablet PCs. Windows 7 is very user-friendly and also delivers high performance. It offers advanced networking capabilities and provides better features for network security. Windows 7 offers high sharing capabilities and users can connect to printers for different purposes. Sometimes, the printers installed with this operating system might cause some serious issues. Printer problems might be caused due to several reasons and users can easily resolve them. There are certain things to be considered before installing the printer with this operating system.
Following are the printer problems found on Windows 7 and some tips to fix them:
- Not printing
- Slow printing
- Driver issues
This is one of the most common issues that might arise with the printer installed in Windows 7. The printer might not print due to several different reasons. This might be caused either due to software or hardware problems. Common reasons for this problem are printer turned off, printer out of paper or ink, a paper jam issue, disconnected or damaged cables. Driver issues might also be one of the reasons. In order to resolve this, users have to ensure that proper installation of latest and compatible drivers, check for proper connections, check for ink and paper in printer, etc.
Another printer problem on Windows 7 system is slow printing. This might be caused due to overheating. This problem occurs if the printer has performed printing for large number of pages. For resolving this issue, stop the printing process and allow the printer to cool down. The printer might some time print slowly due to operating system issues. This can be resolved by defragmenting the hard drive, choosing a lower print quality or by restarting the computer.
This is the main problem that might arise in most of the printer. When this problem occurs, the printer might not function and can cause some other problems. When driver problems arise, the driver installed might not be able to communicate with operating system installed and the printer will have to face many problems. The printer problems are created due to installation of corrupted printer drivers, or due to incompatible printer drivers. In order to resolve this issue, install drivers from manufacturer site, install compatible driver, ensure minimum requirements for the installation, etc.
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