HP printer not responding is one of the common queries among the HP printer users. It generally occurs due to the glitches in the printer’s software. If you stuck with this issue, then you can continue with this article. This article will provide you with helpful methods, the application of which can fix the problem in an efficient manner.
Searching for the problems which are causing the HP printer not responding issue? Then, this is the section where you will get the probable reasons which are responsible for it. According to the printer expert’s, below are the causes of the not responding issue of the HP printer.
If this is the reason, then check out this article thoroughly till the end to learn the steps to fix it.
Frightening with an error will not resolve the problem. In place, if you add some of your efforts to follow these below instructions, then hopefully you can fix the HP printer problem efficiently.
Facing an error is always certain and also brings a new challenge to you. It is better not to skip the problem, and let it fix with the help of the proper methods. Printer not responding is a very common issue, as said earlier. Thus, to fix it you can check out these below methods which are explained with the complete steps. So. let us begin.
Before beginning with the software fixing steps, it is better to check out the hardware connections at first. First of all, turn off both of your printer and its connecting devices. Next, check the USB plugs, whether connected properly or not. If you find that anything is wrong with the USB plugs, then change it with a different one. After ensuring that every connection (Computer or laptop, Wi-Fi) with the printer device is OK. Turn on both the devices and check if the problem gets resolved. If still, the problem persists, then proceed to the next method.
This is the method to ensure that if the antivirus software is causing the error. The steps to follow to disable the antivirus software is very easy. In order to learn it, check out these below lines.
After, disabling the antivirus software, try to run your printer device. This is to check if the HP printer not responding problem gets sorted. If yes, then it is better to uninstall the antivirus software.
After disabling the antivirus software, if you find that the problem still lingering on your PC, then with the help of the troubleshooter, you can fix this glitch. The steps to run the troubleshooter is very easy and are as follows.
In case, if all these above methods do not solve the HP printer not responding issue, then continue with this method. This is comparatively a more time-consuming method but also an effective one.
So, to begin with, first, open the Device Manager window. Press the Windows key and the letter R at the same time. This will generate the Run bar window at the extreme left-hand side below portion, of the screen. After that, on this activated Run bar type “devmgmt.msc”, without using quotations. Next, click on OK or just hit the Enter button, this will open the Device Manager window.
Now, under this Device Manager window search for the Printer device, by scrolling down the window. After you get the printer device, right-click on it and select the “Update driver” option. Then, it will open up the “How do you want to search for drivers?” window, with the two options, which are as below.
Search automatically for updated driver software: This option will help to get the latest version of the driver automatically, via the internet. As the downloading process gets completed, follow the on-screen instructions to install the updates successfully. In case, if you visit any restrictions from this process, then your job becomes tougher to fix the issue. That is you need to download the updated printer driver from the manufacturer’s website to solve the glitch.
Browse my computer for driver software: To select this option, you need to previously arrange the updated version of your printer driver. After having the latest version of your printer driver on your PC, you need to navigate to the file location by clicking on the Browse option. Then, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
Sometimes, it is seen that after fixing the printer device as default, the problem gets resolved. To do this, at first, you need to open the Control Panel window. Press the Windows key once to activate the search bar. Then, on the search bar type control. After doing this, you will visit the top-most search result as Control panel, click on it. Then, go to the right-hand side top-most portion of this Control Panel window and check if the “View by” is set into Large icons. If not, then set the “View by” into Large icons by dropping down the menu list, which is present beside to it.
Next, from the available options under this Control Panel window, click on “Devices and Printers”. After that, from this opening window, go to the Printers section and right-click on your HP device from the available options. Then, as the menu window gets open, select “Set as default printer”. After that, from the next, prompted window click on Yes, to confirm. By doing this, you will visit a green tick mark on your HP printer, which indicates that it is successfully set as default.
After performing this method, try to use your HP printer to check if the issue gets resolved.
A certain problem with the Print Spooler can cause the HP printer not responding issue. The method to follow to fix this is quite simple. Just check out these below lines to learn it.
After completing with all these steps, restart both the printer and the PC device. Next, this time hopefully you will able to use your HP printer without any problem.
A wrong with the printer configuration can be the culprit for the printer not responding error. If this is the case, then the method to follow to solve it is very simple and are as follows.
After following all these above methods, hopefully, you can get the HP printer not responding glitch fixed. These methods are so efficient that this can fix some other issues of your HP printer also. But unfortunately even after trying a lot, you fail to fix this technical glitch by going through the above procedure, then it is advised to get in touch with an expert.