Peripheral Device And Printing

How to Fix Error Printing on Windows 10

Having trouble with error printing on Windows 10? Here’s how to fix it.

Troubleshooting with Windows Printer Troubleshooter

If you’re experiencing an error while trying to print on Windows 10, the Windows Printer Troubleshooter can help you resolve the issue. This built-in tool can diagnose and fix common printer problems, saving you time and frustration. Follow the steps below to troubleshoot and fix error printing on Windows 10.

1. Open the Windows Printer Troubleshooter: Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box. Type “msdt.exe /id PrinterDiagnostic” and press Enter. This will launch the Printer Troubleshooter.

2. Run the troubleshooter: Once the Printer Troubleshooter is open, click on “Next” to start the diagnostic process. The troubleshooter will scan your system for printer-related issues and provide possible solutions.

3. Follow the troubleshooter’s recommendations: The troubleshooter will present a series of questions and prompts to help identify and resolve the problem. Answer the questions and follow the on-screen instructions to proceed.

4. Apply the recommended fixes: After the troubleshooter completes its scan, it will display a list of issues found and potential solutions. Review the recommendations and select the ones you want to apply. Click on “Apply this fix” or follow any additional instructions provided.

5. Test your printer: Once you have applied the recommended fixes, try printing a test page to see if the issue is resolved. If the error persists, repeat the troubleshooting process or explore other troubleshooting options.

Remember to check your printer connections, ensure that the printer is turned on and connected to your computer properly. Additionally, make sure your printer drivers are up to date by visiting the manufacturer’s website and downloading the latest drivers for your specific model.

If the Windows Printer Troubleshooter doesn’t resolve the error printing issue, you may need to contact your printer manufacturer’s support or seek additional assistance from a professional technician.

Managing Print Spooler and Port Settings

Step Description
1 Open the Control Panel by searching for it in the Start menu.
2 Click on “Devices and Printers” or “Printers and Scanners” option.
3 Right-click on the printer causing the error and select “See what’s printing” or “Manage”.
4 In the print queue window, click on “Printer” in the top menu and select “Cancel All Documents” to clear the print queue.
5 Once the print queue is cleared, go back to the Control Panel and click on “Devices and Printers” or “Printers and Scanners”.
6 Right-click on the problematic printer and select “Printer Properties”.
7 In the properties window, go to the “Ports” tab.
8 Check if the correct port is selected. If not, select the correct port.
9 If the correct port is already selected, click on “Configure Port” and ensure the correct settings are configured.
10 Click “Apply” and “OK” to save the changes.
11 Restart your computer and try printing again.

Updating Drivers and Operating System

To fix error printing on Windows 10, it is important to ensure that your drivers and operating system are up to date. Outdated drivers or an outdated operating system can often cause printing errors. Here are the steps to update your drivers and operating system:

1. Update Drivers:
– Press the Windows key + X and select “Device Manager.”
– Expand the “Print queues” category.
– Right-click on your printer and select “Update driver.”
– Choose “Search automatically for updated driver software.”
– Windows will search for the latest driver and install it if available.
– Restart your computer after the driver update.

2. Update Operating System:
– Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings app.
– Go to “Update & Security” and select “Windows Update.”
– Click on “Check for updates” and let Windows search for any available updates.
– If updates are found, click on “Download” and then “Install” to update your operating system.
– Restart your computer after the update.

By keeping your drivers and operating system updated, you can ensure compatibility with your printer and reduce the chances of encountering printing errors.

Remember to periodically check for driver and operating system updates to stay up to date with the latest enhancements and bug fixes.

Additionally, it is a good practice to regularly clean your printer and check for any paper jams or other physical issues that may be causing printing errors.

If you continue to experience printing errors after updating your drivers and operating system, you may want to consider contacting your printer manufacturer’s support or seeking assistance from a professional technician.

Keep in mind that the steps mentioned above are specific to Windows 10, and the process may vary slightly depending on your operating system version.

Ensuring Printer is Online and Set as Default

To ensure your printer is online and set as the default on Windows 10, follow these steps:

1. Open the Control Panel by right-clicking the Start button and selecting “Control Panel” from the menu.

2. In the Control Panel, click on “Devices and Printers.”

3. Look for your printer in the list of devices. If it is not listed, make sure it is turned on and connected to your computer.

4. Right-click on your printer and select “See what’s printing.”

5. In the print queue window, click on “Printer” in the top menu and make sure “Use Printer Offline” is not checked. If it is checked, click on it to uncheck it and bring the printer online.

6. Close the print queue window and go back to the Devices and Printers window.

7. Right-click on your printer again and select “Set as Default Printer.” This will make your printer the default choice whenever you print from any application.

8. Close the Devices and Printers window.


How do I fix printer error?

To fix a printer error, you can try the following steps:
– Unplug and restart the printer.
– Check cables or wireless connection.
– Uninstall and reinstall the printer.
– Install the latest printer driver.
– Clear and reset the print spooler.
– Change the printer’s status to “online”.

How do I get my printer out of error mode?

To get your printer out of error mode, first, make sure it is properly connected to your PC. Then, try rebooting the printer and checking the paper and cartridge ink levels. If the issue persists, reinstall the printer drivers and automate the print spooler service. Lastly, update Windows 10.

How do I fix printer queue error?

To fix a printer queue error, you can follow these steps:

1. Stop the print spooler.
2. Open the running services (services.msc).
3. Right-click on “Print Spooler” and select “Stop”.
4. Delete any print job(s) that are causing the error.
5. Open file explorer and navigate to C:WindowsSystem32spoolPRINTERS.
6. Delete any files in this folder.
7. Restart the print spooler.
8. Open the running services (services.msc) again.
9. Right-click on “Print Spooler” and select “Start”.

How do I clear the error code on my printer?

To clear the error code on your printer, you can try switching off and restarting the printer. This simple step can often solve the issue by flushing out any queued jobs. After restarting, attempt to print again, and in most cases, the problem should be resolved.

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