Many users reported printer issues on Windows 11. Though Microsoft indicated they’ve resolved this issue, you may still encounter it on your PC. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. This post may help when you’re facing annoying printer issues.

Try these fixes:

There’re 4 fixes that have helped many gamers solve their problems. You don’t have to try them all; just work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.

  1. Check for Windows Update
  2. Update printer driver
  3. Run printer troubleshooter
  4. Repair system file

Fix 1: Check for Windows Update

Microsoft has released KB5006746 to fix printer issues. If you just upgraded to Windows 11 and encountered printer issues, you can check if there’s an available Windows update.

  1. Press the Windows logo key + I on your keyboard to open Settings.
  2. Go to Windows Update then click Check for updates.
  3. If there is an available update, windows will download and install it automatically.
  4. Then reboot your PC to check the printer issue is fixed or not.

Fix 2: Update printer driver

Outdated drivers usually cause all kinds of hardware issues. Therefore, updating related drivers is a way to fix printer issues on Windows 11. Actually, the workaround provided by Microsoft suggests installing printer drivers with admin privileges, then the issue can be fixed.

If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update the driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct driver for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks:

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
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  3. Click the Update button next to the driver to automatically download the correct version of that driver, then you can manually install it (you can do this with the FREE version).

    Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (This requires the Pro version which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)
The Pro version of Driver Easy comes with full technical support.
If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at support@drivereasy.com.

Restart your computer for the changes to take effect, and your printer should be working properly.

Fix 3: Run printer troubleshooter

Windows has an internal feature to examine and fix its own issue. Why not run its printer troubleshooter to fix your printer issue.

  1. Press the Windows logo key + I on your keyboard to open Settings.
  2. Go to System and click Troubleshoot.
  3. Choose Other troubleshoot.
  4. Find the Printer section and click Run.

Fix 4: Repair system file

Missing, corrupt or damaged system files may cause all kinds of issues including printer issues. To eliminate this issue as a possible cause, you can try the 2 ways below to repair possible system file issues.

  1. Repair & replace corrupt system files with Restoro
  2. Run SFC scan

Repair & replace corrupt system files with Restoro

The driver crashing issue could be caused by corrupt system files. Restoro is a tool that specializes in Windows repairing and fixes corrupt files automatically.

With Restoro, the preliminary will scan your computer’s operating system for virus, malware, missing, damaged, or corrupt files, then it removes all problematic files found and replaces them with new files. It’s like a clean reinstall of your operating system, except that you won’t lose any user data, and all programs, settings are exactly as they are before the repair.

Here’s how to use Restoro to repair system files on your PC:

1) Download and install Restoro.

2) Fire up Restoro and run a free scan.

3) Once finished, Restoro will generate a detailed report of your computer health, which includes all issues detected.
To fix all the issues automatically, click START REPAIR (You’ll need to purchase the full version. It comes with a 60-day Money-Back Guarantee so you can refund anytime if Restoro doesn’t fix your problem).

If you run into any problems while using Restoro, or if it doesn’t work for you, don’t hesitate to contact Restoro support team.

5) Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

6) Check your computer to see if the driver crash issue is fixed.

Run SFC scan

System File Checker (SFC) is a handy feature in Windows that helps scan your system files and repair missing or corrupted system files(including those related to BSOD). To run the SFC scan:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type cmd. Then right-click on Command Prompt and click Run as administrator.


2) Click Yes when prompted to confirm.

3) In the command prompt window, type sfc /scannow and press Enter.

It’ll take some time for the SFC to replace the corrupted system files with new ones if it detects any, so please be patient.

4) Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

5) Check your computer to see if the problem has been fixed. If yes, then congrats!

Facing printer issues on Windows 11 can be a frustrating experience. Hopefully, the post would help you fix the printer and make it work smoothly.

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