Ways Fix Protection Fault Error in Function Address

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

“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

  • Firstly, launch Run
    Dialog Box and then type “ms settings: printers”  in the Run search pane. Then hit Enter key to
  • 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
  • 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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