How to Fix the Function Address Protection Fault Error?

Microsoft is a hub of office associated apps that are utilized to make docs, databases, presentations, spreadsheets, and many more. While the Office apps work seamlessly, users may, at times, run into problems. When users try to print from MS Office, the ‘Function address caused a protection fault’ error may appear on the screen. If you are facing the same error, then here are some solutions mentioned below.

Updating the Printer Driver

You can update the printer driver by pursuing the directions mentioned below:

  1. First of all, you have to visit the DriverFix page on your system.
  2. This utility is free for download; just download it.
  3. Then install the program by following the setup wizard.
  4. You should open the DriveFix; then, it will begin the scanning process automatically.
  5. Now, you may see a faulty or outdated driver list that requires replacement.
  6. Install the updates, if needed.

Changing the Standard Printer

You can change the standard printer by pursuing these directions mentioned below:

  1. Hold the Windows and R hotkeys simultaneously to invoke the Run prompt.
  2. Then input ‘control /name Microsoft.DevicesAndPrinters’ into it and select the OK button.
  3. You should choose the printer you want and right-click on it, then pick the ‘Set as default printer’ option.
  4. It might do good to untick the option of ‘Allow Windows to manage my default printer’ on Windows 10. To do that:
    1. Invoke the Run prompt by following the previous steps.
    1. Then, type ‘ms-settings: printers’ into it, then hit the Enter button.
    1. Now, uncheck the option of ‘Allow Windows to manage my default printer’ if available.
  5. Finally, open the Microsoft Office app and attempt to print a document.

Rolling Windows Back to the System Restore Point

You can roll Windows back to a system restore point by pursuing these directions mentioned below:

  1. Hold the Windows and R hotkeys simultaneously to invoke the Run prompt.
  2. After that, insert ‘rstrui’ into it and select the OK button to open the System Restore window.
  3. Then hit the button of Next to open a restore points list.
  4. You should mark the ‘Show more restore points’ box.
  5. Choose a restore point.
  6. If you want to check which program will get deleted in the process, select the button of ‘Scan for affected programs.’
  7. You should select the OK button to shut the Scan process for the affected programs screen.
  8. Later, hit the Next and then Finish buttons to roll back Window to the chosen restore point.
  9. Now, reboot the Windows.

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