For The Users Of Microsoft Windows
For the effective Printer Troubleshootings in case of Microsoft Windows, follow these steps-
- Open Control Panel.
- Click, or doubleclick at Printers, Printers & Fax, or Devices & Printers icon.
- Rightclick at the printer that you like to test and choose the Properties, or Printer Properties selection. If you don’t see your specific printer listed, that means your printer isn’t installed.
- In the Properties window of the printer, click at‘Print Test Page’ option.
- If the concerned printer is able to print the test page, then the printer is installed& set up correctly. However, if you are not able to print in the other programs, then the program that you’re trying to print from probably has issues. Contact our experts for your Printer Troubleshootings.
Windows’ Older Versions WithThe Older Printers
If you’ve an older printer & run Windows 3.x, MS-DOS, Windows 95, Windows NT, or Windows 98, then you are also able to attempt the software test given below..
- Visit Windows or MS-DOS prompt command line.
- Reach the root directory via typing cd\ & then pressing Enter.
- Re-route dir to the printer through typing dir> lpt1 & pressing ‘Enter’.
The above must take directory listing & print it to your printer. If this doesn’t print, then refer to the Printer Troubleshootingssection of your operating system.
The above-mentioned command doesn’t do any paper feed, so you require pressing your FF or PP options of the printer or you may try ejecting the papermanually.
If the concerned printer doesn’t have any kind of flashing lights & is connected correctly, it is possible that you might be encountering any driver-related issue. We recommend visiting our printer’s driver listing that links you to all main printer manufacturer’s driver pages& download the latest versions of drivers for your printer for great Printer Troubleshootings.
Parallel (LPT) Printers
If your printer that you are connecting to your computer is actually an LPT (i.e. parallel portprinter), we also recommendyou to verify the below-mentioned settings, in case your printer isn’t working for effective Printer Troubleshootings.
Parallel-Port in CMOS
- Enter your computer’s CMOS setup.
- Once in the CMOS, verify if your parallel port has been enabled or installed.
- After that, verifythe parallel port or printer mode. In case, your parallel port gets set to the ECP mode, so we recommend trying some different mode for Printer Troubleshootings.
Different Parallel Device
If you are using a parallel printer in addition withsome other parallel devices, for example a scanner, then temporarily dis-connect these devices for verifying that they aren’t causing any issue with your printer.
To get any help in your Printer Troubleshootings, contact our experts, available 24/7 at your convenience.