Fix printer connection and printing problems in Windows (2023)

If you’re trying to use your printer and run into problems, here are some steps for common printer problems to try to get things working again.

Before you begin

Start by running the automated printer troubleshooter in the Get Help app.Get Help automatically runs diagnostics and takes the correct steps to fix most printer issues.

Open Get Help

If the Get Help app is unable to resolve your printer issue, try the possiblesolutions listed:

Windows 11Windows 10Windows 8.1Windows 7

Sometimes power cycling your printer can resolve the issue.Turn off your printer and unplug it, wait 30 seconds, plug your printer back in, and then turn the printer back on.

If your printer still doesn’t work, continue to step 2.

Check the cables (for wired printers).Make sure that the printer's USB cable is properly connected from the printer to your PC.If yourUSB isn’t recognized, seeAutomatically diagnose and fix Windows USB problems.

Check the wireless connection (for wireless printers). Do one of the following:

  • Make sure the printer’s wireless option is turned on and available. Many printers have a button that displays a blue wireless icon when a wireless connection option for the printer is available. To learn where this button is located on your printer and to find instructions about how to turn it on, see the instructions that came with the printer or check the manufacturer's website for instructions.

  • Run the printer’s wireless connectivity test. Many printers have a menu option to test the printer’s wireless connectivity. Read the instructions that came with the printer or check the printer manufacturer’s website for instructions about how to do this.

  • If those check out and you’re still having problems, your PC may not be connecting to your wireless network. To learn more, see Why can't I get online? For more advanced help, see Fix network connection issues in Windows.

  • If you'rehaving trouble connecting to a Bluetooth printer, see Fix Bluetooth problems in Windows.

Notes:

  • If you use wireless access points, extenders, or multiple wireless routers with separate SSIDs, make sure you're connected to the same network as the printer for your PC.

  • If your printer's status displays "Printer in error state," there may be a problem with the printer itself. If these first two steps did not resolve the error, check the printer for low paper or ink, and be sure the cover isn't open and the paper isn't jammed.

If your printer still doesn’t work, continue to step 3.

Try removing and reinstalling the printer.

Remove your printer

  1. Select the Start button, then selectSettings > Bluetooth &Devices > Printers & scanners.

  2. Select the printer you want to uninstall.

  3. Select the Remove button. Then confirm you're sure you want to remove this device by selecting Yes.

Reinstall your printer

If your printer is turned on and connected to the network, Windows should find it easily. Available printers can include all printers on a network, such as Bluetooth and wireless printers, or printers that are plugged into another computer and shared on the network. You might need permission to install some printers.To reinstall your printer, follow these steps:

  1. Select the Start button, then selectSettings > Bluetooth &Devices > Printers & scanners.

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  2. Make sure your printer is turned on and connected. Then select the Add device (or Refresh) button.

  3. Please wait a moment while Windows searchesfor the printers that are connected to the device (locally or wirelessly). Windows will thendisplay a list of printers connected to your device. If you see your printer listed, select the Add device button for your printer. If you don't see your device listed, select Add manually.

Notes:

  • If you use wireless access points, extenders, or multiple wireless routers with separate SSIDs, make sure you're connected to the same network as the printer for your PC to find and install it.

  • If you have a new wireless printer that hasn’t been added to your home network, read the instructions that came with the printer and check the printer manufacturer’s website to learn more and to get up-to-date software for your printer.

Tip:You can print a test page to make sure the printer is working correctly. If you've installed the printer but it doesn't work, check the manufacturer's website for troubleshooting information or driver updates.

Reinstall your printer manually

If the system cannot install the printer automatically, you can reinstall it manually.When you select Add manually, you will then see five options to Find a printer by other options. Select the option that applies best for your situation and then follow the steps provided. All of the options can apply for a printer that is connected wirelessly or through your network. However, if your printer is connected directly to your computer locally, select Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings and then selectNext.

Reinstall a local printer manually

After selecting Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings, follow these steps:

  1. Select Use an existing port and then select the port the printer is connectedto. Then selectNext.If the printer isconnected via USB, select it from the list. There are also options for parallel (LPT) and serial (COM) ports.

  2. You will now see options toinstall the printer driver.If the printer came with a disc that includes the driver, selectHave Disk. Otherwise, select Windows Update.

  3. Please wait while Windows updates the list of printers.Then select the printermanufacturer from the left column, andthe printer model from the right column. Then selectNext.

    Note:If there are multiple versions of a driverfor your device, youmight beasked which version of the driver to use.In most cases, you should selectReplace the current driver. However, if you're confident the installed driver is correct, select Use the driver that is currently installed.

  4. Type a name for yourprinter, and then selectNext. This name is only for your personal reference, so you can choose any name you prefer.

  5. Select Do not share this printer.(If you want to share your printer with other devices on your network, selectShare this printerand enter the name and location.)Select Next.

  6. Select Print a test pageto confirm that the printer is working and then select Finish.

If your printer still doesn’t work, continue to step 4.

Most printers require the latest driver to work well. To learn more, readHow to download and install the latest printer drivers.

If your printer still doesn’t work after you install the latest driver for your printer, continue to step 5.

If the previous troubleshooting step is not successful, you may need to clear spooler files and restart the spooler service. The print spooler is a file that manages the printing process. To clear and reset the print spooler:

  1. In the search box on the taskbar, type services, and then select Servicesin the list of results.

  2. Select the Standards tab, and then double-click Print Spooler in the list of services.

  3. Select Stop, and then selectOK.

  4. In the search box on the taskbar, enter %WINDIR%\system32\spool\printers, select %WINDIR%\system32\spool\PRINTERSin the list of results, and then delete all files in the folder.

  5. In the search box on the taskbar, search for services, and then select Servicesin the list of results.

  6. Select the Standards tab, and the double-click Print Spooler in the list of services.

  7. Select Start, selectAutomatic in theStartup Type box, and then select OK.

If your printer still doesn’t work, continue on to step 6.

If your printer displays an "offline" status, check outTroubleshooting offline printer problems.

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Notes:

  • If you need help installing your printer in Windows 10, seeInstall a printer in Windows 10.

  • If your PC is running Windows 10 S, some printers might not work with it, or they might have limited functionality. For more info, seeDevice support on Windows 10 S.

  • Ifa USB printer port is missing, see USB printer port missing after disconnecting printer while Windows 10 (version 1903 or later) is shut down.

  • If you're looking for help with a scanner, see Install and use a scanner in Windows 10.

Sometimes power cycling your printer can resolve the issue.Turn off your printer and unplug it, wait 30 seconds, plug your printer back in, and then turn the printer back on.

If your printer still doesn’t work, continue to step 2.

Check the cables (for wired printers).Make sure that the printer's USB cable is properly connected from the printer to your PC.If yourUSB isn’t recognized, seeAutomatically diagnose and fix Windows USB problems.

Check the wireless connection (for wireless printers). Do one of the following:

  • Make sure the printer’s wireless option is turned on and available. Many printers have a button that displays a blue wireless icon when a wireless connection option for the printer is available. To learn where this button is located on your printer and to find instructions about how to turn it on, see the instructions that came with the printer or check the manufacturer's website for instructions.

  • Run the printer’s wireless connectivity test. Many printers have a menu option to test the printer’s wireless connectivity. Read the instructions that came with the printer or check the printer manufacturer’s website for instructions about how to do this.

  • If those check out and you’re still having problems, your PC may not be connecting to your wireless network. To learn more, see Why can't I get online? For more advanced help, see Fix network connection issues in Windows.

  • If you'rehaving trouble connecting to a Bluetooth printer, see Fix Bluetooth problems in Windows 10: FAQ.

Notes:

  • If you use wireless access points, extenders, or multiple wireless routers with separate SSIDs, make sure you're connected to the same network as the printer for your PC.

  • If your printer's status displays "Printer in error state," there may be a problem with the printer itself. If these first two steps did not resolve the error, check the printer for low paper or ink, and be sure the cover isn't open and the paper isn't jammed.

If your printer still doesn’t work, continue to step 3.

Try removing and reinstalling the printer.

Remove your printer

  1. Select the Start button, then selectSettings > Devices > Printers & scanners.

  2. UnderPrinters & scanners,find the printer, select it,and then selectRemove device.

Reinstall your printer

You'll need to follow different steps to reinstall or add a wireless or local printer. Here'show.

Reinstall a wireless printer

  1. Select the Start button, then selectSettings > Devices > Printers & scanners.

  2. SelectAdd a printer or scanner. Wait for your device to find nearby printers, choose the one you want, and then selectAdd device.

If your printer is turned on and connected to the network, Windows should find it easily. Available printers can include all printers on a network, such as Bluetooth and wireless printers, or printers that are plugged into another computer and shared on the network. You might need permission to install some printers.

Notes:

  • If you use wireless access points, extenders, or multiple wireless routers with separate SSIDs, make sure you're connected to the same network as the printer for your PC to find and install it.

  • If you have a new wireless printer that hasn’t been added to your home network, read the instructions that came with the printer and check the printer manufacturer’s website to learn more and to get up-to-date software for your printer.

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Tip:You can print a test page to make sure the printer is working correctly. If you've installed the printer but it doesn't work, check the manufacturer's website for troubleshooting information or driver updates.

Reinstall a local printer

If you want to reinstall or add a local printer,plug the USB cable from your printer into an available USB port on your PC, and then turn on the printer.

  1. Select the Start button, then selectSettings > Devices > Printers & scanners.

  2. UnderPrinters & scanners, look for your printer.

    • If you see your printer listed, you'll know it's installed.

    • If you don't see your printer listed, select Add a printer or scanner. Wait for your deviceto find available printers, choose the one you want, and then select Add device.

Tip:You can confirm the printer is working by printing a test page. If you've installed the printer but it doesn't work, check the manufacturer's website for troubleshooting information or driver updates.

If your printer still doesn’t work, continue to step 4.

Most printers require the latest driver to work well. To learn more, readHow to download and install the latest printer drivers.

If your printer still doesn’t work after you install the latest driver for your printer, continue to step 5.

If the previous troubleshooting step is not successful, you may need to clear spooler files and restart the spooler service. The print spooler is a file that manages the printing process. To clear and reset the print spooler:

  1. In the search box on the taskbar, type services, and then select Servicesin the list of results.

  2. Select the Standards tab, and then double-click Print Spooler in the list of services.

  3. Select Stop, and then selectOK.

  4. In the search box on the taskbar, enter %WINDIR%\system32\spool\printers, select %WINDIR%\system32\spool\PRINTERSin the list of results, and then delete all files in the folder.

  5. In the search box on the taskbar, search for services, and then select Servicesin the list of results.

  6. Select the Standards tab, and the double-click Print Spooler in the list of services.

  7. Select Start, selectAutomatic in theStartup Type box, and then select OK.

If your printer still doesn’t work, continue on to step 6.

If your printer displays an "offline" status, check outTroubleshooting offline printer problems.

Connecting your printer

When you connect a printer to your PC or add a new printer to your home network, you can usually start printing right away. Windows supports most printers, and you probably won't have to go out of your way to install special printer software. If you're using Windows8.1or Windows RT 8.1, additional printer support and drivers are available through Windows Update.

To install a printer

In most cases, all you have to do to set up a printer is to connect it to your PC. Simply plug the USB cable from your printer into an available USB port on your PC, and turn the printer on.

For wireless printers with Windows8.1:

Note:If you have a new wireless printer that hasn’t been added to your home network, read the instructions that came with the printer to learn how to add it. Check the printer manufacturer’s website to learn more and to get up-to-date software for your printer.

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings. (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, selectSettings, and then selectChange PC settings.)

  2. Tap or click PC and devices, and then tap or click Devices. If your printer is installed, it should appear under Printers.

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  3. If your printer isn’t listed, tap or click Add a device, and then select your printer to install it.

To install (add) a local printer

  1. Click the Start button, and then, on the Start menu, click Devices and Printers.

  2. Click Add a printer.

  3. In the Add Printer wizard, click Add a local printer.

  4. On the Choose a printer port page, make sure that the Use an existing port button and the recommended printer port are selected, and then click Next.

  5. On the Install the printer driver page, select the printer manufacturer and model, and then click Next.

    • If your printer isn't listed, click Windows Update, and then wait while Windows checks for additional drivers.

    • If none are available and you have the installation CD, click Have Disk, and then browse to the folder where the printer driver is located. (For additional help, consult the printer manual.)

  6. Complete the additional steps in the wizard, and then click Finish.

Tip:You can print a test page to make sure the printer is working correctly. If you've installed the printer but it doesn't work, check the manufacturer's website for troubleshooting information or driver updates.

To install a network, wireless, or Bluetooth printer

If you're trying to add a network printer at the office, you'll usually need the name of the printer. If you can't find it, contact your network administrator.

  1. Click the Startbutton, and then, on the Start menu, click Devices and Printers.

  2. Click Add a printer.

  3. In the Add Printer wizard, click Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer.

  4. In the list of available printers, select the one you want to use, and then click Next. (If your computer is connected to a network, only printers listed in Active Directory for your domain are displayed in the list.)

  5. If prompted, install the printer driver on your computer by clicking Install driver. Fix printer connection and printing problems in Windows (1)If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  6. Complete the additional steps in the wizard, and then click Finish.

Tip:Available printers can include all printers on a network, such as Bluetooth and wireless printers or printers that are plugged into another computer and shared on the network. You might need permission to install some printers. You can confirm the printer is working by printing a test page.

Note:After your printer is installed, you can keep it up to date with automaticWindows7 driver updates.

Troubleshoot printer problems

Start by checking your hardware

Make sure that the printer's electrical cord is plugged into an electrical outlet and that the power switch is turned on. If you're printing to a shared printer or a printer on a network, make sure that all necessary computers and routers are turned on too. If your printer or other equipment is plugged in to a surge protector or a backup power supply, make sure that hardware is plugged in and turned on as well.

If you’re using a wired printer, make sure that the printer cable is properly connected from the printer to your PC.

For wireless printers, check the wireless connection. Make sure the printer’s wireless option is turned on and available. Many printers have a button that displays a blue wireless icon when wireless is available.

Next, run the printer’s wireless connectivity test. Read the instructions that came with the printer or check the printer manufacturer’s website for instructions about how to do this.

If your printer's status displays "Printer in error state," there may be a problem with the printer itself. If the previous steps did not resolve the error, check the printer for low paper or ink, and be sure the cover isn't open and the paper isn't jammed.

Use a troubleshooter

A troubleshooter is an automated tool that can find and automatically fix some problems with your PC. The printing troubleshooter can fix problems with installing and connecting to a printer.

Update drivers

Most printers require driver software to work properly. If you recently upgraded from one version of Windows to another, it's possible that the current printer driver is for the previous version of Windows. If you've had recent power outages, viruses, or other computer problems, it's possible that the drivers have become damaged. Downloading and installing the latest driver for your printer can resolve these types of problems.

Three ways to find and install a driver:

  • Use Windows Update. Windows Update might have an updated version of your printer driver.

  • Install software from the printer manufacturer. If your printer came with a disc, that disc might contain software that installs a driver for the printer.

  • Download and install the driver yourself . You can search for a driver on the manufacturer's website. Try this if Windows Update can't find a driver for your printer, and the printer didn't come with software that installs a driver.

Support for Windows 7 ended on January 14, 2020. Technical assistance and software updates from Windows Update that help protect your PC are no longer available for Windows 7. Microsoft strongly recommends that you move to Windows 11.

Click here to get more info andlearn what it means for you.

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FAQs

Why is my printer connected but not printing? ›

Do a hard reset on your printer. To do this you just need to turn off your printer, unplug for a few minutes and then plug the printer again. If that still doesn't work, try turning the printer and your computer off, and then start it back up again. Try uninstalling and then reinstalling your printer driver.

Why my printer and computer are not communicating? ›

Many computer connectivity issues are caused by something as simple as a loose cable. Make sure all of the cables connecting your computer to your printer are fully in place and completely fastened at both ends. If your printer is not turning on, the power cord could also be an issue.

How do I troubleshoot my printer on Windows 10? ›

To run a troubleshooter: Select Start > Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot , or select the Find troubleshooters shortcut at the end of this topic. Select the type of troubleshooting you want to do, then select Run the troubleshooter. Allow the troubleshooter to run and then answer any questions on the screen.

How do I reset my printer on my computer? ›

How do I reset my printer?
  1. Power down the printer and then unplug the power cord from the printer and the wall.
  2. Wait for a minute, then plug the printer back in.
  3. The printer will reset and turn on. Wait for the cartridges to center, and then try printing again.
Nov 30, 2021

Can connect to network printer but Cannot print? ›

Your paper may be jammed, or you may simply need to replace ink cartridges. If the error message appears on your computer screen this problem could be resolved by restarting your router and then attempting printing again. Make sure you are using the correct driver for your operating system (Windows or Mac).

Why is my HP printer not communicating with my computer? ›

Restart the computer, printer, and router. Manually connect the printer to your network. Temporarily disable firewall software on the computer. Uninstall and reinstall the HP driver and software.

What is the communication link between the printer and PC? ›

The communication is done over a hardware cable that can be a parallel connection (printer port) or a serial connection (COM port).

Which Windows 10 update is causing printer problems? ›

Affected platforms include both client (Windows 10, version 20H2, 21H1, and 21H2) and server (Windows Server, version 20H2).

What are three common faults that occur with a printer? ›

Most Common Printer Problems and Their Solutions
  1. Paper Jams. Paper jams are perhaps the most loathsome of all printer problems. ...
  2. Poor Print Quality. When it comes to smudges, faded type and poor image quality, there are a couple of issues that could be going on. ...
  3. Nothing is Printing. ...
  4. WiFi Printing Takes too Long.
Jun 22, 2020

How do I reset my printer network settings? ›

All other printers with a touchscreen display
  1. On the printer control panel, touch the Setup icon or Wireless icon .
  2. Select Network setup or Settings, and then select Restore Network Settings. ...
  3. If a confirmation prompt displays, touch Yes.
  4. Wait 60 seconds until the Wireless light blinks blue.

How do I ensure my printer is connected to my network? ›

Turn on Sharing in Settings
  1. Select the Start button, then select Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi.
  2. Under Related settings, select Change advanced sharing options.
  3. In the Advanced sharing settings dialog box, expand the Private section. ...
  4. Under File and printer sharing, select Turn on file and printer sharing.

Does unplugging a printer reset it? ›

If the power cord is unplugged, the date/time settings will be reset and all documents stored in the printer's memory will be lost. Send or print a necessary document before unplugging the power cord.

What is the command to reset printer? ›

In the Command Prompt type, net stop spooler, then press Enter to Stop the Print Spooler. In the Command Prompt type, net start spooler, then press Enter to Start the Print Spooler.

Do printers have a reset button? ›

Reset Button Models

It is usually on the top right-hand side of your printer, near any digital display screen that the printer may have, and where the button used to turn the computer on and off is also located. Find the button marked Pause/Reset on the row of buttons on the control panel.

What are two methods to connect to a printer? ›

The following are the most popular methods to connect a printer to a computer: Parallel connections. Network connections. Universal Serial Bus (USB)

What software does a computer need to communicate with a printer? ›

A printer driver is the software that helps your computer communicate with your printer and tell it what to do.

Which is the most common way to connect a computer to a printer? ›

Most new printers contain a USB port, making the USB cable the most common way to connect a printer to your PC or Mac. Unlike other connectors that contain pins, the USB connector is smooth and either rectangular or square. USB connections typically provide high-speed communication between connected devices.

What is the average life of a computer printer? ›

The average lifespan of a printer is around 3-5 years. With proper upkeep and maintenance, some printers can last longer, but eventually your machine will need an upgrade.

What causes printing issues? ›

Most printers will stop working when they're out of paper, ink or toner, or if the unit detects an issue with the ink or toner cartridge. When this occurs, you might receive an error message or notice blinking green or amber lights on your printer.

How do you know when your printer is dying? ›

Signs of a Dying Printer
  1. Print blemishes after inserting a new cartridge.
  2. Slow print times.
  3. Abnormal noises.
  4. Paper jams and ripped paper.

How do I know if I need to update my printer driver? ›

Windows Update might find an updated version of your printer driver. To use it: Select Start , then select Settings > Windows Update. Select Check for updates.

How to fix printing issues after latest update on Windows 10? ›

Other potential workarounds include updating your printer drivers or uninstalling your printer. OnMSFT also suggests pausing Windows Update or uninstalling the update that caused the glitch.

How do I manually update a printer driver in Windows 10? ›

Update the device driver
  1. In the search box on the taskbar, enter device manager, then select Device Manager.
  2. Select a category to see names of devices, then right-click (or press and hold) the one you'd like to update.
  3. Select Search automatically for updated driver software.
  4. Select Update Driver.

What is the common printer problems and their solution *? ›

Some of the most common printer problems that most of us have experienced include paper jamming, slow printing, uneven printing, and wrong colour output. If you use your printer frequently, we know how annoying it can be to have persisting problems with the printer.

How do I update printer drivers? ›

Update your driver in Device Manager
  1. Press the Windows key and search for and open Device Manager.
  2. Select the printer that you've connected from the list of available devices.
  3. Right-click the device and select Update driver or Update driver software.
  4. Click Search automatically for updated driver software.
Oct 25, 2019

What does network reset do on printer? ›

Caution: Resetting the printer's network settings will remove any connections between computers on the network and the printer. You'll need to reinstall the printer software on each computer you want to be able to access the printer.

How do I reconnect my printer to my wireless network? ›

Connect your printer with a wireless setup wizard
  1. Make sure your printer is on and within range of your Wi-Fi network.
  2. Tap Setup, then tap Network or Wireless Settings.
  3. Select Wireless Setup Wizard.
  4. Select the name of your network and enter your password.
Jan 11, 2022

Why can't Windows find my network printer? ›

Causes of Inability to Find Printer on Network

Disabled Windows settings. The printer has not been added to the homegroup. The printer is not connected to the network correctly. Updates are required.

Why is my HP printer not printing? ›

Make sure the correct ink or toner cartridges are installed and the printer has sufficient ink or toner for your print job. Make sure no error messages or blinking lights display on the printer control panel. Resolve any errors before you use the printer. Restart the printer to clear any error states.

How do I fix my HP printer that won't print? ›

  1. Check Your Printer's Error Lights. ...
  2. Clear the Printer Queue. ...
  3. Solidify the Connection. ...
  4. Ensure You Have the Right Printer. ...
  5. Install the Drivers and Software. ...
  6. Add Printer. ...
  7. Check That the Paper Tray Is Full (Not Jammed) ...
  8. Fiddle With the Ink Cartridges.

Why HP wireless printer is not printing? ›

If you still can't print, check the drivers are up-to-date. Select the Start button, and then go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update, and select Check for updates. If Windows Update says your device is up to date, you have all the updates that are currently available.

How do I diagnose my HP printer problems? ›

Locate and run Diagnose & Fix in the HP Smart app for Mac and Windows computers. Open the HP Smart app, and then open Diagnose & Fix. Windows: Click the Diagnose & Fix icon in the bottom left corner. macOS: Click your printer, click Printers in the top menu bar, and then click Diagnose & Fix.

How do I get my HP printer to go back online? ›

Before you begin
  1. Check to make sure the printer is turned on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your device. ...
  2. Verify that your printer is not in Use Printer Offline mode. ...
  3. Unplug and restart your printer. ...
  4. Set your printer as the default printer. ...
  5. Clear the print queue. ...
  6. Reset the service that manages the printing queue.

How do I get my HP printer to recognize my wireless network? ›

Place the printer near the Wi-Fi router. Open the Setup, Network, or Wireless settings menu, and then select Wireless Setup Wizard. Select the name of your network, and then enter the password to complete the connection.

How do I get my computer to recognize my wireless printer? ›

To install or add a network, wireless, or Bluetooth printer
  1. On the taskbar, select the Search icon, type Printers in the search bar, and then select Printers & scanners from the search results to open the Printers & scanners system setting. ...
  2. Next to Add a printer or scanner, select Add device.

How do I reset my printer on Windows? ›

Resetting printer settings
  1. From the Program Window, choose File → Printers.
  2. Click Reset Printers.

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