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Learn how To resolve Printer Offline Status On Windows 7

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Due to the problem in configuration of system files in your windows operating system, you can encounter printer is offline error code in windows 7. If someone says that My Printer Is Offline and I am unable to perform any work, then we suggest them to readout the below points to resolve this issue.

Causes of printer offline status on windows 7 are:

·  The printer offline status on windows 7 is caused by:

·  Damage of windows system files

·  Sometimes, corrupted system files entries can be real threat

·  Incomplete installation or un-installation

·  Improper deletion of applications or hardware

·  When your computer is recovering from a virus or spyware attack

·  Improper shutdown of computer

A printer shows printer offline status on windows 7 when the system fails to communicate with connected printer. Despite the consequences, you will not take out prints unless you turn your printer online. In order to resolve this error and bring your printer back online, you need to troubleshoot the error from the scratch.

Here, follow the troubleshooting methods to resolve printer offline status on windows 7.

Check for printer connections:

·  First thing first, you need to make sure USB cable that is used to connect printer and PC together is not loose or damage. If you find anything suspicious about it, replace it.

·  Try removing USB cable and rebooting the computer as well as printer.

·  Make sure printer is well connected to a working power socket or power strip.

·  In the case of wireless printer, restart the Wi-Fi router as most of the time network failure also force printer to go offline.

Install or update latest printer drivers

An outdated, damaged or incompatible printer driver also results in forcing printer to go offline. So, if your printer is not up-to-date, then download or install the updated version of printer driver on your PC. You can download latest version of driver from the manufacturer website.

Changing printer spooler settings:

There might be a possibility that some changes in printer spooler settings have also caused the printer offline error. Follow the below stated steps to eliminate this issue: 

·  Launch run by pressing windows + R keys at the same time

·  In the run dialog box simply type services.msc and press Enter

·  From the list if windows services, look for print spooler and after finding it double-click on that to manage print jobs

·  Under the print spooler properties, configure automatic to startup type of the service.

·  If the spooler is set as manual then click on the drop-down menu to change it.  

·  Tap on the start button and wait for few minutes until windows starts the spooler service.

·  Once it completes the spooler service, click on the Apply button and verify the changes.

Deselect use printer offline option:

If above solutions fails to resolve printer offline error, then move on to the next troubleshooting steps to fix printer offline issue.

·  After pressing windows key choose devices and printers from this start menu

·  Right-click on the printer and from the pop-up menu choose “See what’s printing”

·  In the new window, tap on the printer tab and from that deselect use printer offline option.

If the Printer Is Offline still after trying all these solutions, then we suggest you to get in touch with the technical associates to troubleshoot this issue.


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