How to Fix Microsoft Edge Crashing When Printing on Windows 11
Microsoft Edge is the default browser for Windows 11, so the tech company really put in the time and effort to improve the browser. Despite Microsoft’s efforts, Edge is not error-proof and sometimes, the browser keeps crashing when printing in Windows 11.
Now, you can copy the content from the site to a Word doc and print it, but you may end up with missing photos or an unusual overall aspect. Fortunately, there are a few fixes that you could try to get Edge working again.
1. Reconnect Your Account
Sometimes, you can’t print from Microsoft Edge because of a minor glitch. Reconnecting your account is a quick trick that could be enough to solve the problem.
To log out, click the three-dot icon at the top right and select Settings. Then, in the right pane, open Profiles and click Sign out.
After you sign back in, try to print again.
2. Try to Print From Another Website
There’s a chance Edge crashes when printing because your computer might not support the website’s fonts. You can try and print from a different website and see if it works out.
Alternatively can try using a different browser. If it works, there’s something wrong with Microsoft Edge.
3. Print From Incognito Mode
There are plenty of extensions to improve productivity with Edge, but a malfunctioning or corrupt extension might be the reason why you can’t print. To test this, you can disable all extensions and try to print.
Instead of manually disabling extensions one by one, use Incognito Mode. When you boot into Incognito Mode, Edge will deactivate all extensions automatically, letting you print without the risk of interference from addons.
If Edge doesn’t crash when printing, one of your extensions is causing the issue. Manually disable all extensions and reactivate them one by one to identify the faulty one.
4. Repair Edge
If you want to let Windows solve this Edge malfunction, you can try repairing the browser. During the repair process, Windows will reinstall the browser while identifying and replacing the files that affect its functionality. Fortunately, Windows will keep your data, so you don’t have to worry about lost passwords or saved bookmarks.
Go through these steps to repair Microsoft Edge:
- Press Win + I to launch Windows Settings.
- Click Apps > Apps & features.
- Go to Apps list and search for Microsoft Edge.
- Click the three-dot icon next to it and select Modify.
- In the popup window, select Repair.
If you’ve tried every solution until now and nothing worked, Edge might not be the culprit. Now it’s time for some system-level fixes.
5. Select the Right Printer
When you try to print a document in Edge, you have to select the printer. Edge might crash if you select a malfunctioning printer or one that’s no longer available.
Press Ctrl + P to bring up the Print window and use the Printer drop-down menu to choose the right printer. Alternatively, follow our guide on how to a printer that’s not working on Windows 11 to get the faulty one up and running.
6. Run the Printer Troubleshooter
When running into problems on your Windows computer, you should give the built-in troubleshooters a chance to get everything working again. So if Edge keeps crashing when printing, you should run the Printer troubleshooter. Here’s how you can do it:
- Open the Start menu and select Settings (the cog icon).
- Go to System > Troubleshoot and click Other trouble-shooters.
- Go to Printer and click Run to start the scan.
7. Restart the Print Service
Windows has a service running in the background that manages everything print related. If the service stops working correctly, it may prevent you from printing anything on your computer. Follow these steps to restart the service:
- Press Win + R to bring up a Run dialog.
- Type services.msc and click OK.
- From the services list, open Print Spooler.
- Click Stop > Start to restart the service.
- Restart your computer and check if you can now print from Microsoft Edge.
Stop Edge From Crashing When Printing
With these tips, you can fix Microsoft Edge and stop it from crashing when printing. Also, you’ll know how to quickly fix it if you run into the same problem again.
Even if you encounter the occasional glitch, you should keep Edge as your default browser, especially if you’re a Windows 11 user.