The error “Function Address Caused a Protection Fault” is related to printing an appears while working on Windows 10, 8 and earlier. It is not specific to a particular Window but appears while using any application other than the MS Office suite document.
Sometimes, this error appears on other applications while trying to print a specific document even on the most advanced Windows 10. There might be some corrupted drivers or file that is causing the issue on your device. It is recommended to check your system properly before moving forward.
Here is how to fix this printing error by following these simple and convenient methods:
Easy Steps to Modify Default Printer
In the beginning, hit Window and R keys at one go on your keyboard. It will launch the Run dialogue box on your screen.
Then, you have to input the following keywords in the provided Run search box followed by the OK tab:
“control /_name Microsoft_Devices _And_Printers.”
Now, apply right mouse click on your desired printer option displayed on your screen for printing your Office related documents.
Note: It is also recommended to hit on the “Set as Default” option for making it default printing device.
Alternatively, you can unmark the box associated with “Allows Windows to Manage my Default Printer” for the same reason. To do so, follow these instructions:
Firstly, launch Run Dialog Box and then type “ms settings: printers” in the Run search pane. Then hit Enter key to proceed.
Next, you have to demark the option that is related to permitting Windows for handling default printers option.
Now, launch the Office program and then print a sample document as a trial basis for checking that the printer is properly working or not.
Upgrading Printing Drivers
First and foremost, you have to check that your driver is corrupted or not. If Yes, then immediately update it with the latest edition of the Printer driver.
Sometimes, it is also recommended to update your faulty driver manually by navigating the Device Manager section. It is advised to keep your system, printing equipment and other devices up to date for best results.
Fixing Error Issue by Using Registry Editor Tool.
First of all, launch Registry Editor by right-clicking on the Start menu located on your Window screen.
Then, tap on “Run” to launch the Run dialogue box.
After that, insert “Regedit” into the available search bar followed by the Enter key.
Next, locate the option “HKEY_Current_User\ Software\ Microsoft \ WindowsNT\ Current_Version\ Windows.” Then hit on it.
Now, set your value data to “1” related to “Legacy_Default_PrinterMode.” It will bring your printer setting to the previous default setups on Windows 10.
Restoring Windows to the Device Restore Point
Firstly, expand your Run box and then enter “rstrui” into it. Then hit the enter key to launch System Restore page.
Then, hit the Next tab to expand a complete listing of restore points.
Now, mark the checkbox “Show More Restore Points.”
After that, choose the particular restore period that can bring your system to the real-time where it is not flashing such issues.
In case, you are in confusion to choose a particular restore point; you may choose the prior restore period for the same.
During restoring the device, all the software installed after that point of time will automatically remove from your device. You can check those by tapping the separate option “Scan For Affected Program.” It will show you all the programs and apps that you have installed after that day, gets removed.
Exit from the program window.
Then, Tap on Next and then Finish tabs for the rest of the restore process.
Finally, reboot your device and check that the printer is properly working or not.
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