In case you’ve ever asked yourself the question Why won’t my printer print all pages, you came to the right place. It is extremely annoying to finish the setup for printing out of a multiple-page document, just to observe that the printer finished printing and you don’t have the desired result.
In this article, we will explore some of the best methods you can take if you ever find yourself in this situation, so let’s get started.
What to do if the printer only prints one page and then stops?
1. Check to see if the printer has enough paper
- Even though it might seem like an obvious solution, you will need to check that the amount of paper that your printer has available is enough for the document you’re trying to print.
- You can do so by checking the printer paper tray, and add more paper if needed.
2. Check to see if your printer has enough ink in the cartridges
- Depending on the documents you’re trying to print, you might need to use more of the black color than any other.
- This usually tends to finish faster than the other color options, so it is always good to check the levels of ink inside your printer before attempting to print a document.
3. Update the driver software for your printer
- Press Win +X on your keyboard -> select Device Manager.
- Right-click on the printer hardware from the list -> select Update Driver -> wait for the process to complete.
Alternatively, you can use a third-party tool to automatically update all your drivers with just a few clicks.
Most of the time, the generic drivers for your PC’s hardware and peripherals are not properly updated by the system. There are key differences between a generic driver and a manufacturer’s driver.Searching for the right driver version for each of your hardware components can become tedious. That’s why an automated assistant can help you find and update your system with the correct drivers every time, and we strongly recommend DriverFix.Follow these easy steps to safely update your drivers:
- Download and install DriverFix.
- Launch the software.
- Wait for the detection of all your faulty drivers.
- DriverFix will now show you all the drivers that have issues, and you just need to select the ones you’d liked fixed.
- Wait for the app to download and install the newest drivers.
- Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
Keep your PC components drivers working perfectly without putting your PC at risk.
Disclaimer: this program needs to be upgraded from the free version in order to perform some specific actions.
4. Upgrade the RAM either on your PC, or printer
- Inkjet printers rely on your RAM while printing, so be sure that you have enough RAM to finish the printing process.
- In some rare occurrences, you might have to upgrade your RAM to fix this problem.
5. Take into account the size of the document you’re trying to print
- Relating to the RAM issue mentioned above, you will need to give your printer time to process the information in the case that you’re trying to print an extremely large file with hundreds of pages.
- The printer might stop at some point in order to index the information needed to print your document successfully.
In this article, we explored some of the troubleshooting methods to solve the issue with your printer not printing all pages.
Please feel free to let us know if this guide helped you, by using the comment section below.
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