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Excel Crashes/Not Responding When Printing

Excel is a spreadsheet program released by Microsoft and a component of the Office product group. It is mainly used to help users input, calculate, analyze, and visualize data. Excel allows you to directly print one or more worksheets, one or more workbooks, etc. to present the data more clearly on paper.

However, many users may encounter such a problem: Excel not responding when printing/Excel crashes when accessing printer. This prevents you from completing the printing step or reduces printing efficiency. According to investigations, this issue is generally related to conflicting Excel add-ins, outdated Office versions, corrupted printer drivers, and problematic Office components.

We’ve taken a deep dive into how to fix Excel not responding without losing data and listed several effective troubleshooting methods. You can implement them one by one.

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How to Fix if Excel Crashes When Printing

Fix 1. Run Excel in Safe Mode

Excel crashing or freezing while printing may be caused by Excel add-ins or extensions. You can identify conflicting add-ins by starting Excel in safe mode. How to start Excel in safe mode? Follow the steps below:

First, on the taskbar, right-click the Windows logo button and select Run. Or, you can press the Windows + R key combination to bring up the Run window.

Second, in the text box, type excel /safe and click OK.

open Excel in safe mode

Now, Excel should be opened in safe mode. You can try to print the spreadsheets and check if the “Excel not responding when printing” issue has been resolved. If yes, it indicates the problem is associated with Excel add-ins or other extensions. We recommend you disable Excel add-ins one by one to identify the problematic add-ins.

Fix 2. Repair Microsoft Office

If you still cannot print Excel successfully in Excel safe mode, it may mean that the Office program needs to be repaired. You can perform Excel online repair by following the steps below.

Before implementing the following steps, you need to save all open Office works in case of data loss.

Step 1. Right-click the Start button and choose Apps and Features.

Step 2. In the new window, find and click the Office program. After that, click the Modify option.

Step 3. If a User Account Control window appears, select the Yes option.

Step 4. Next, choose a repair method from Quick Repair and Online Repair. Online Repair takes longer and requires an internet connection. After that, click Repair.

repair Office

Step 5. In the pop-up window, click Repair. Finally, wait until the whole repair process is completed and check if the print issue has gone.

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Fix 3. Update/Reinstall Office

Microsoft releases Office updates to fix reported bugs. So, if you encounter the matter of “Excel crashes when accessing printer”, you need to make sure Office is up to date.

In an Excel file, click File > Account > Update Options > Update Now. After that, Microsoft will automatically check for updates, and you need to complete the necessary actions (or take no action) according to the on-screen instructions.

update Office

Fix 4. Reinstall the Printer Driver

If in addition to Excel being unresponsive when printing, other applications also encounter various problems when printing files, then the problem may be related to the printer driver. In this case, you can try uninstalling and reinstalling the printer driver.

Step 1. Right-click the Start button to select Device Manager.

Step 2. Expand Print queues. Then right-click the target printer and choose Uninstall device.

uninstall the device

Step 3. Restart your computer and then Windows should automatically recognize the device and install the proper driver.

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Wrapping Things Up

All in all, this article explains how to deal with the problem of “Excel not responding when printing”. Besides, it introduces a data recovery tool, MiniTool Power Data Recovery, to help you recover deleted Excel files.

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