How to Fix Printer is not accepting print command in Windows 10/11

What is ‘Printer is not accepting print command’ issue in Windows 10/11?

If you are facing ‘Printer is not accepting print command’ issue in Windows 10/11 computer while trying to give commands to print a document, then you are in right place for the solution. Here, you will be guided with easy steps/methods to resolve the issue. Let’s starts the discussion.

‘Printer is not accepting print command’ issue: It is common Windows problem associated with printing issue. This issue indicates Printer is unable to accept any commands that you are trying to give in Windows 10/11 computer. It is quite simple to hit print command in Windows computer to print a document/page using ‘CTRL + P’ shortcut keys or various other ways. However, Printer is not printing issue can be occurred even when you enter printing commands in correct way.

There could be several reasons behind this issue including temporary glitch in Spooler service, corrupted printer spooler folder, misconfiguration in printer or printer driver installation and other reasons. Before troubleshooting the error, you should make sure your printer device is properly connected to your Windows 10/11 computer and make sure there is not issue with printer connection. Let’s go for the solution.

How to fix Printer is not accepting print command issue in Windows 10/11?

Method 1: Fix Printer is printing issue with ‘PC Repair Tool’

If this issue is occurred due to some problems in Windows computer, then you can fix the issue with ‘PC Repair Tool’. This software offers you to find and fix BSOD errors, DLL errors, EXE errors, problems with programs/applications, malware or viruses issues, system files or registry issues, and other system issues with just few clicks. You can get this tool through button/link below.

⇓ Get PC Repair Tool

Method 2: Restart Print Spooler Service in Windows 10

Restarting print spooler service can resolve the issue. Let’s try.

Step 1: Press ‘Windows + R’ keys on keyboard, type ‘services.msc’ in the opened ‘Run’ window and hit ‘OK’ button to open ‘Services’ window

Step 2: Find and double-click on ‘Print Spooler’ service to open its ‘Properties’

Step 3: In ‘Properties’ window, click on ‘Stop’ button under ‘Service Status’ section to stop the service

Step 4: Now, connect your printer to computer and click ‘Start’ button under ‘Service Status’ section to start the service

Step 5: Finally, click ‘Apply’ and ‘OK’ button to save the changes and retry printing in Windows 10 and check if it works for you.

Method 3: Clear Spool folder

Corrupted cache or files of Spool folder could be reason behind the issue. You can clear Spool folder in order to fix the issue.

Step 1: Press ‘Windows + X’ keys on keyboard and select ‘Command Prompt as Administrator’

Step 2: Type the following command and hit ‘Enter’ key to execute

net stop spooler

Step 3: Once executed, open ‘File Explorer’ and navigate to following path

C:\Windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS

Step 4: Click ‘Continue’ option if asked for access permission. Now, select all contents inside the folder and delete them

Step 5: Once deleted, type the following command and hit ‘Enter’ key to execute. This will start spooler

net start spooler

Step 6: Once executed, retry printing in Windows 10 computer and check if it works for you.

Method 4: Fix Printer is not accepting print command issue using Registry Editor

Step 1: Press ‘Windows + R’ keys on keyboard, type ‘regedit’ in the opened ‘Run’ window and hit ‘OK’ button to open ‘Registry Editor’

Step 2: In ‘Registry Editor’, navigate to following path in left pane

HKEY_LOCAl_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Printers

Step 3: Once you are inside correct path, expand ‘Printers’ folder in left pane, and right-click on problematic printer in list, and select ‘Delete’ option to delete it

Step 4: Once done, close Registry Editor. Once done, restart your computer and check if you can print a document in Windows 10 without any issue.

Method 5: Uninstall and reinstall printer software

If the issue is still persist, then you can uninstall printer software and then reinstall it.

Step 1: Open ‘Control Panel’ in Windows 10 and go to ‘Uninstall a Program > Programs & Features’

Step 2: Find and right-click on printer-related software, and select ‘Uninstall’. Follow on-screen instructions to finish uninstall

Step 3: Repeat the same steps to uninstall any other printer-related software and after that, restart your computer.

Step 4: Now, uninstall printer driver. Open ‘Device Manager’ via Windows Search, expand ‘Printers’ category, right-click on printer driver, and select ‘Uninstall’. Follow on-screen instructions to finish uninstall and restart your computer again.

Step 5: After restart, open your browser and visit your printer manufacturer official website and download and install printer driver & software in computer. Once installed, retry printing a document in Windows computer and check if it works for you.

Download or reinstall printer driver update in Windows 10 [Automatically]

You can also try to download or update printer driver to latest version with ‘Automatic Driver Update Tool’. You can get this tool through button/link below.

⇓ Get Automatic Driver Update Tool

Conclusion

I am sure this post helped you on How to fix Printer is not accepting print command issue in Windows 10/11 with several easy steps/methods. You can read & follow our instructions to do so. That’s all. For any suggestions or queries, please write on comment box below.

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