How to Fix Printer Not Responding Error On Windows 7?

Suppose if a printer not responding to Windows 7 while you are trying to print. It is very frustrating and irritating at the same time. An error message occurs on the screen again and again and you do not really know what the problem is?

There can be multiple reasons for window 7 printing issues like bad configurations, faulty connections, buggy printer drivers, spooler service not responding, etc.

In case you being a user of window 7 are facing the same issue mentioned below are some points to be taken into consideration to solve the issue of the printer not working Windows 7.

First, the user has to ensure that the printer is properly connected to the PC. A loose connection can also show printing errors which cause Windows 7 printer issues.

In the case of a wireless printer not responding you have to make sure that it is connected properly or not. If not to connect the wireless printers properly you should turn off the printer, PC, and Wi-Fi router, keep the devices switched off for a while before powering them back on.

After doing this check whether the printer is working now or still the printer issue exists.

Windows 7 Printer Troubleshooter Issues:

Windows has an inbuilt troubleshooter, which can be used for finding and troubleshooting printer issues if any.

Even after keeping in mind the points mentioned above does not work for you and you are still facing the printer not responding problem Windows 7 follow the steps mentioned below to fix it with window 7 printer troubleshooter:

  1. Click on the Start button, type troubleshooting in the search box and open the Troubleshooting.
  2. In the control panel window which appears on the screen click on use a printer below hardware and sound.
  3. Click Next and follow the instructions on the troubleshooter wizard. In case the utility finds printer issues, you will have to troubleshoot it either with it or with resolutions from other sources.

To start the printer spooler service that manages print jobs on Windows follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. First, ensure to log in as Administrator. If you are using a Guest account, restart the computer and sign into an Administrator account instead.
  2. After that press and hold down Windows and R keys at the same time, key in services. MSc. in the Run dialog box, and press Enter to complete the process.
  3. In the next window, search and find the Print Spooler from the list of Windows Services on the right column. Now, Double-click on the Print Spooler service to open it.
  4. In the Print Spooler Properties dialog box that appears in front of you, click on the Stop below Services Status option, then on Start, and on OK to restart the spooler. In case it is shown as Stopped, click on Start and click OK to confirm your action.

If the Windows 7 printer problem is still not solved even after following the above procedure try to contact printer service professionals for more tips on how to solve wireless printer problems.