When the issue ‘Printer is in Error State‘ occurs on Windows 11/10, the user is not able to use the printer. There are many reasons for this problem, like corrupted or faulty printer driver, printer is not able to establish a healthy connection with the computer, etc. If you are getting the same error with your printer on Windows 10, this article can help you solve the problem.
This type of error is not limited to one brand. It can occur on any printer – and is known to occur on HP, Canon, Epson, Brother, Ricoh, etc. printers. Sometimes the cause of the error is not as complicated as the users think. Hence, before you start the troubleshooting methods listed here, please check the following points:
To fix printer is in error state issue on Windows 11/10, try the following methods one by one:
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Printer Troubleshooter is a built-in Windows 10 tool that helps users solve different types of printer errors. To launch this tool, press Win + R keys, type the following text in the Run dialog box, and click OK.
msdt.exe /id PrinterDiagnostic
Click Next to run the troubleshooter and make sure that you have selected the Apply repairs automatically option. After the troubleshooting gets completed, check whether the issue is solved or not.
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Sometimes, the issue ‘Printer is in error state‘ occurs when the printer is offline. To check whether your printer is online or offline, follow the below-listed steps:
Did it help?
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You may experience this error if the Print Spooler Dependencies are not running on your system.
Follow the steps given below:
If the error still persists, try the next solution.
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If none of the above methods helped you, the problem may be associated with your printer driver. In such a case, download the latest printer driver from the manufacturer’s website and install it. But first, you have to uninstall the printer driver that you have.
We hope, this article helped you solve the problem.