One of the most significant issues which can appear in Windows 10 is the incompatibility of devices. Some of the methods will not function normally, like your graphics, your network devices, or your disk drives. It can affect your printings, too, and printing is the basic use of a computer. We are here to tell you how to fix this problem.
Update your USB drivers
In order to do so, press the Windows logo key + R and open the Run dialog box. Then type devmgmt.msc in the Run dialog box and press Enter. You might be asked for a password, type it, then click Allow. In Device Manager, expand Universal Serial Bus Controllers. Then you will need to find your USB port driver – it has the name of the controller or the chipset. Then right-click on your USB controller driver and then click on update driver software. Then you’ll get another window. Choose ‘Search automatically for updated drivers,’ then, after the process is complete, click ok.
Restart the printer service and clear the printing tasks
In order to do so, press the Windows logo key + R and open the Run dialog box. Then type services.msc. It will open the Services window. Scroll down until you find Print Spooler. Right-click on it, then select Stop. This way, you’ll stop the processes that run and that hold your print queues. Then you will need to click again on Start. Then, go to My Computer, and open a new Windows Explorer window. Go to the print spool folder – it is usually installed on the local disk C: drive. Look for C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS, that’s where it usually is, but it might be different for you. when Windows tells you that you are about to view system files, you will need to click “View files anyway.” Make sure you delete every file from this folder, in order to clear the print queue. Then, close the explorer window and go back to the Services window. Right-click the Print Spool entry, and select Start. Now try to print again, it should work.
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