(415) 287-1885 Printer is in an Error State [Fixed]

Printer is in an Error State

What does the “Printer is in an Error State” Means?

Why My Printer is in an Error State?

  • Your printer is not connected properly or is jammed
  • If the printer is low on ink then also it may cause the error
  • Not having the system permission settings
  • Due to the corrupted system drivers
  • Any software change can also cause interference
  • Or due to the connection problem like power cables are not connected properly

How Can I Fix Printer In an Error State on Windows 10 Computer?

Check Your Printer’s Connection

Run the Printer Troubleshooter

  • Press Windows + I key together to open the Settings app.
  • Click on the Update & Security.
  • Go to the Troubleshoot option given on the left pane of the window.
  • Click on the Run the troubleshooter button given under the Printer section.
  • Now the troubleshooter will automatically detect and fix the issue that is preventing the printer from running properly.
  • Once the troubleshooting is finished, restart your computer.
  • Press Windows + R key together, then type devmgmt.msc in the Run dialog box and press the Enter key.
  • In the Device Manager window, click on the View on the top menu.
  • Select the Show hidden devices option.Now, right-click on the
  • Ports (COM & LPT) and choose Properties.
  • In the Properties window, go to the Port Settings.
  • Now select the Use any interrupt assigned to the port.
  • Select the checkbox given next to the Enable legacy Plug and Play detection.
  • Lastly, click on the OK button and restart your computer
  • Go to the Windows Search box and type Control Panel.
  • Click on the Control Panel from the search result.
  • Now, click on the Devices and Printers and select the connected printer.
  • If the Status of your Printer is showing as Offline, then right-click on the Status and select Use Printer Online. Also Read : Brother Printer Offline
  • Now you can see the printer status as Ready.

Set Your Printer in the Default Printer Mode

  • Press Windows + R key to launch the Run dialog box.
  • Type control panel in the Run text box and press the Enter key.
  • In the Control Panel window, click on the Devices and Printers.
  • Select your printer from the lists of printers and right-click on it and select Set as default printer option from the context menu list.
  • Now you must see a green tick mark on your printer icon which shows that your printer is now set as the default.

Update/Reinstall Printer Driver

  • Open Device Manager (Follow the steps given in the 1st solution).
  • In the Device Manager window, click on the Print queues to expand the section.
  • Now, right-click on the printer you are using and select the Update driver option from the menu.
  • Click on the Search automatically for updated driver software option and follow the given instructions to update the printer driver.
  • Go to the Device Manager and click on the Print queues.
  • Right-click on the printer and select the Uninstall device.
  • Now restart your computer and Windows will automatically install the printer driver.

Update Your Windows 10 Computer

  • Go to the Windows Start button and click on the Settings icon.
  • In the Windows Settings, click on the Update & Security option.
  • Go to the Windows Update tab located on the left pane of the window.
  • Click on the Check for updates button given under the Windows Update section.
  • Now it will check for the latest update and will install it automatically.
  • Reboot your Windows 10 computer and check if this method fixed the printer issue.



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