Some Windows users are reporting that when their printer pauses and stops printing. Therefore, in this article, we will be talking about ways to fix Printer Status is Paused, Cannot Resume. More often than not, this error is encountered by HP users. However, our solutions will work on any printer that you may have.
What causes a Printer to Pause?
Usually, your Printer will be pause either if you enable Pause Printing or disable the Print Spooler service. However, there are instances reported where this peculiar behavior is because of an error or glitch. Hence, we have solutions for those scenarios too.
How do I Unpause my Printer status?
The easiest way to unpause your printer status is to open the Device and Printer Control Panel applet, select your Printer, click on Printer from the top, and uncheck Pause Printing. We have explained this in detail below.
Fix Printer Status is Paused, Cannot Resume error
These are the things you can do to fix Printer Status is Paused, Cannot Resume error message on Windows computers:
- Disable Pause Printing
- Start or Restart Print Pooler Service
- Use Printer Troubleshooter
- Reinstall Printer Drivers.
Let us talk about them in detail.
1] Disable ‘Pause Printing’
If your Printer’s status tells you that it is paused then, obviously, the first thing you need to do is to resume it. To do that, you need to follow the given steps.
- Open Control Panel from the Start Menu.
- Make sure that your View by is set to Large icons and click Device and Printer.
- Now, double-click on your printer.
- Click Printer from the top of the window, and uncheck Pause Printing.
Now, restart your computer and printer and see if the issue is fixed.
2] Start or Restart Print Spooler Service
Another thing you can do to rectify this issue is to start or restart the Print Spooler service.
So, open Services from the Start Menu and look for Print Spooler service. Right-click on it and click Start if it’s stopped and Stop if it’s working. Now, if you have disabled the service, you need to restart your computer and then restart it to see if the issue persists. Hopefully, it will be rectified.
This post will help you if the Print Spooler service is not working.
3] Use Printer Troubleshooter
If nothing works try using the Printer Troubleshooter. It is an in-built Windows tool that will rectify most of the issues by itself. To use the Printer Troubleshooter, follow the given steps.
- Open Settings by Win + I.
- Click Devices > Printer & Scanner.
- Now, click Run the troubleshooter.
Wait for the process to complete and see if the issue persists.
4] Reinstall Printer Drivers
You should try reinstalling your Printer drivers. To do that, open Device Manager from the Start Menu, expand Printer queues, right-click on your Printer and click Uninstall device.
Now, detach and reattach your Printer and check if the issue is fixed. You can also, right-click on Pinter queues and select Scan for hardware changes to reinstall the driver.
Hopefully, you will be able to fix the issue with the help of these solutions.