If you encounter Error – Printing message when printing a document in Windows 10, then this post will help you fix the Print job notification error. In this post, we will identify what could be the potential cause and as well provide the possible solutions you can try to help remediate this issue.
This Error – Printing can occur if the printer driver is not compatible with the printer or if the printer spool service is not working correctly.
Error Printing – Print job notification error
If you’re faced with this Error Printing issue, you can try our recommended solutions below in no particular order and see if that helps to resolve the issue.
- Update USB drivers
- Update printer driver
- Restart Print Spooler service
- Run Printer Troubleshooter
- Reset/restart the printer.
Let’s take a look at the description of the process involved in relation to each of the listed solutions.
Before you begin, check the paper in your printer. It might be having trouble picking up the paper in your input tray, especially if you have an all-in-one printer and can still use its other functions.
1] Update USB drivers
Here, connect the printer to another computer to check if the system can complete the print job without error. If your printer is functional in another computer, then your USB drivers are likely to be the problem. TIn this case, you’ll need to update the USB drivers on the computer that’s failing the print job. Here’s how:
- Press Windows key + X to launch the Power User Menu.
- Press M key on the keyboard to open Device Manager.
- In the Device Manager, expand/collapse Universal Serial Bus Controllers.
- Find your USB (usually with the name chipset and/or controller) port driver to which the printer is connected.
- Right-click on the port driver and select Update Driver.
- In the next window, select choose the ‘Search automatically for updated drivers’ (connect to the internet for the latest version of the drivers).
Windows will scan for an updated version of the driver and install it automatically. Afterward, close Device Manager and restart the printer.
Now try printing again and see if the Error Printing issue is resolved. If not, continue with the next solution.
2] Update the printer driver
This solution requires you to make sure you have installed the latest print drivers for your printer. You can download the latest version of the printer driver from the manufacturer’s website.
After updating the printer driver, try sending a print job and see if the Error Printing issue is resolved. If not, continue with the next solution.
3] Restart Print Spooler service
Restarting the printer spool service after clearing pending tasks can resolve the Error Printing issue.
- Press Windows Key + R to invoke the Run dialog box.
- In the Run dialog box, type services.msc and hit Enter to open Services.
- In the Services window, locate the Print Spooler service.
- Right-click on Print Spooler and select Properties.
- In the Properties window, click Stop.
This will stop the print queue process. Keep the Print Spooler Properties window open.
- Now, open File Explorer and navigate to the following location:
- Delete all the files in the Printers folder.
If you don’t see any files, click the View tab and check the Hidden Items box.
- Close the File Explorer window.
- In the Print Spooler Properties window, click the Start button to restart the service.
You can now close the Services window and try printing again and see if the issue is resolved. If not proceed with the next solution.
4] Run Printer Troubleshooter
Running the Windows 10 in-built Troubleshooter will restart your printer and drivers and check for any errors. Your printer must be connected during this procedure.
To run the Printer Troubleshooter, do the following:
- Click Start and select Settings.
- Go to Update and Security.
- Click the Troubleshooter tab.
- Scroll down and click on Printers.
- Click the Run the troubleshooter button.
- Follow on-screen instructions and apply any recommended fixes.
Afterward, try printing and see if the Error Printing issue is resolved. If not, continue with the next solution.
5] Reset/restart the printer
Sometimes this is all that’s needed to solve this Error Printing issue. If there are any jobs in the queue that can’t be shifted, a restart should flush these out.
Do the following:
- Turn off the printer.
- Unplug the power cable from the wall outlet.
- Leave the printer idle for a minute.
- Press and hold the Power button.
- While holding the power button connect the power cable to the wall outlet and release the power button when the printer restarts.
Now try printing and check if the error is resolved.
Hope this helps!