FIX: HP Printer Is Not Responding In Windows 10

A person encountering the error “HP printer not responding” on Windows 10 should not panic. It could be a simple fault causing the error message, which is just as easily fixed.

HP Printer is not responding under Windows 10

HP Wireless printers sometimes do not respond due to a weak connection between the PC and the printer. If you encounter such problems, be sure to temporarily disable the antivirus and firewall and then see if that helps.

A driver update may also be the cause of the HP printer not responding on Windows 10. Update the printer driver and see if that resolves the issue.

After uninstalling the third party anti-virus, one should switch to another antivirus if that resolves the issue. Select a software that will not interfere with the system.

A second way to determine if the HP printer is working properly is to check the connection between the printer and the desktop or laptop, and see if they are connected properly. Occasionally, the problem could be with the USB port itself, and they should connect it to another one.

  • The next step might be to run the Printer Troubleshooter in Windows 10.
  • It is necessary to open the Settings app and then select Update & Security from there.
  • Select Troubleshoot from the menu on the left and click Printer on the right.
  • Click on Run the Troubleshooter and follow the instructions.

This error message could also be caused by outdated drivers, which can be resolved by updating the drivers through Device Manager. On the list of devices, choose Printer, and click on Update driver. Next, click on Search Automatically for Updated Driver and Windows will search and download the driver most suitable for your device.

You can also do it directly from the manufacturer’s website

The good news about this is that Windows often tries to come up with the solution itself and one just needs to follow the instructions. Most of the time the error messages go away with these simple methods and if they do not, you could then call in a technician.

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