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Printer offline

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Skindred, Sep 27, 2017.

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  1. Skindred

    Skindred PCHF Member PCHF Member

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    I have a Windows 7 laptop with a network attached Printer. I know there is a common problem in the printer spool and the printer offline being selected. However, this is not the case. Actually, after I restart the computer and then select printer offline, then the printer somehow comes online. Then I un-select printer offline, and the printer is now able to print.

    I have reserved an IP for the printer, so no matter what(unless the router gets reset by pushing the reset button) the printer will always have the same IP. I looked up the problem with the printer being in offline mode, but that was not the case. I am not sure why the printer is offline when the computer restarts.

    I tested other computers to see if the printer was listed as offline, and the printer works perfectly fine.
     
  2. DOUGIE

    DOUGIE PCHF Advisor PCHF Advisor PCHF Member

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    Hi. Is your "Print Spooler" set to automatic in "Services."?
     
  3. Skindred

    Skindred PCHF Member PCHF Member

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    Can you give me the location of services, I forgot how to get to that section.
     
  4. DOUGIE

    DOUGIE PCHF Advisor PCHF Advisor PCHF Member

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    Print "Services.msc" in the search box, then on "Services" up the top.
    Scroll down to "Print Spooler" and make sure it is set to "Automatic"
     
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  5. Malnutrition

    Malnutrition Malnurished Mod Moderator PCHF Malware Teacher Security Team

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    You can also run this tool, and select default. This tool will make sure all services that pertain to printing are running.
     
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    vger PCHF Manager PCHF Manager PCHF Donator

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    Any updates for us?
     
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    vger PCHF Manager PCHF Manager PCHF Donator

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    Any updates for us? After 48 hrs this thread will be closed.
     
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