Windows 10: printer stopped working after Windows update

Discus and support printer stopped working after Windows update in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; After auto update of Windows Windows 10S? my printer stopped working. Still no joy after several uninstalls and reinstalls of the printer driver.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by ptilley1, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. ptilley1 Win User

    printer stopped working after Windows update


    After auto update of Windows Windows 10S? my printer stopped working. Still no joy after several uninstalls and reinstalls of the printer driver. Suggestions?

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    ptilley1, Oct 17, 2020
    #1

  2. Brother printer stopped working

    Hi Brian,



    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.




    • Did you make any changes prior to the issue?


    I understand your concern however, I would suggest you to run Print Troubleshooter. The built-in Printer Troubleshooter can automatically detect and fix most of the incorrect settings and errors that could cause issues while
    printing. I would suggest you to run this troubleshooter to check if there is any issue with the sound. Refer top these steps:

    • Click on Troubleshooting and select the
      view all option on the left pane.
    • Click on Printer troubleshooter and follow the online instructions.


    Post that make sure that the Print Spooler service is enabled.


    • Press Windows +
      R
      and type in services.msc then press Enter

    • Right-click the Print spooler service, and then click
      Properties.

    • Now stop and start the service.


    Please follow the troubleshooting steps in the link below to fix printer problems

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...1&v2h=win7tab1&v3h=winvistatab1&v4h=winxptab1



    Let us know how it goes, we’ll be glad to assist you further.



    Regards.
     
    SujataMoktan, Oct 17, 2020
    #2
  3. Printer has stopped working

    Hi Patricia,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand how difficult it can be when the printer stops working suddenly. For further clarity on the issue and to guide you accordingly, respond to the questions listed below:



    1. What happens when you try to print?
    2. Do you receive any error code/message when you try to print?
    3. Were there any recent updates installed on the PC?
    4. Which build version of Windows 10 are you using currently?
    5. What is the make and model of the printer?


    Refer the article to know
    Which Windows operating system am I running?




    To know the recent updates installed on the PC, follow the steps mentioned below.



    1. Go to Settings >
      Update & Security > Windows Update.
    2. Now click on View update history.


    Meanwhile, I suggest you to refer the article
    Fix printer connection and printing problems in Windows 10
    , and check if that helps.



    Please get back to us with the required information to assist you further.



    We await your response.



    Regards,

    Prakhar Khare

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Prakhar_Khare, Oct 17, 2020
    #3
  4. printer stopped working after Windows update

    Printer Not Working after Update

    Hi Von,

    Since your printer is also having an issue after an update, we suggest that you run the Printer Troubleshooter as an initial troubleshooting step. Follow the steps provided in the link on my first response. Also, can you provide us additional details regarding
    your concern. Kindly answer the questions below:

    • Which update are you referring to which caused this issue?
    • Which troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    Keep us posted so we can further assist you.
     
    Jennifer Bri, Oct 17, 2020
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