Printer errors occur usually due to a number of reasons. Here, we shall discuss some of these common errors, as well as the troubleshooting you can do to fix them.
Error: “Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware. (Code 37)
This would either mean your printer is not connected to the computer or you may have a faulty device driver software that prevented your printer to “communicate to your computer. In these cases, we first make sure that the printer cable is connected properly both to the printer and the PC and that the printer is powered on. If everything is fine and the error is still there, you may have to do an update or uninstall reinstall the existing driver to fix it.
To do this, at Start > Run, type sysdm.cpl and press Enter. The System Properties dialog box opens so we go to the Hardware tab and click the Device Manager button. In the Device Manager window, locate your printer, and double-click on it. Go to the Driver tab, select the Update Driver button to install the updated driver files or select the Uninstall button to remove the current driver.
Error: ˜Spoolsv.exe – Application Error. The instruction at “0x77fcc2c0” referenced memory at “0x00000000. The memory could not be written.’
This happens when a large number of .SHD and .SPD printer spooler files accumulate in the printer’s spool folder. You can resolve this by cleaning up the spooler folder with the steps below:
At Start > Run, type Services.msc and press Enter.
Right-click on the Print Spooler services in the Services management console window, and select the Stop command.
Open Windows Explorer and go to C:WindowsSystem32SpoolPrinters printer spool folder.
Select all files contained in this folder and delete them.
Go to the temp folder and delete all unnecessary files from it.
Open the Services management console window again and restart the Print Spooler service.
Error: “Could Not Find the File Hpzr3207.dll on the HP CD”.
This occurs when you try to install the Hpzr3207.dll (an HP printer driver) on your computer. Conflicts between the language of the driver you are installing and the regional settings of your computer is behind this error. So you would need to ensure that the language of the driver and your regional settings match by doing one of the two methods below.
On the first method, We go to Start, then Control Panel and select the Regional and Language Options option to change the regional and language settings of your computer to match the language of the printer driver. After doing so, you must reinstall the driver. If that does not work, you can do the second method by opening the HP Website of your region or country and download the driver in your computer’s language to resolve the error.
Registry problems and malware infections may also cause printer errors. Therefore, it is a good idea to run a registry scan using a registry cleaner tool to detect and repair registry errors and to perform a full system scan using an updated antivirus and antispyware tool to ensure that your system is free of all malware information.