Coming across error 0x00000bc4 is very common when you own a printer and a Windows 11 PC. If you too have faced 0x00000bc4 printer error on Windows 11 on your device, then this is the right article for you!
0x00000bc4 printer error on Windows 11 is a common occurrence and is faced by almost every printer user at least once. Fortunately, fixing it does not take a lot of time. We understand that the error might be intimidating for some users. Hence, we will try to make it as easy as possible for you to easily understand the steps to solve this error. Read the steps given below and solve the 0x00000bc4 printer error with ease.
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How to fix 0x00000bc4 printer error:
a) The first step to solving the 0x00000bc4 printer error is to find out the location of your printer on your system. Open the ‘Run’ window by searching for it in the taskbar search box. In the text box, type \\192.168.1.188. This will take you to the location of your printer on the computer network. If you try to click on the printer icon, you will see the pop-up mentioning the error. Keep this window with the printer’s location open. You will need this file location later on.
b) Download the latest driver for your printer and save it in a file location you can remember and access easily. You can look for the latest drivers on the printer manufacturer’s website. Make note of your printer’s serial number or model number – you will usually find this on the box the printer came with, or on an information sticker stuck to your printer. Once you have the model/serial number, search for related drivers on the manufacturer’s website. After this, continue with the next step.
a) This is the most important step in this list. Make sure you follow the steps carefully!
Open ‘Control Panel’ and select ‘Devices and printers’ from the list. On the top left corner, you should see an option called ‘Add a printer’. This will start a search for the available devices. But you don’t have to continue with this search. Click on ‘The printer I want isn’t listed’. Then click on ‘Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings’. Now, click on ‘Create a new port’. Tap on ‘Next’. This will prompt you to enter a port name. This is where the printer’s location on the network is used. Click on the window and copy the entire file location. Paste it under ‘Enter a port name’ and click on ‘OK’.
b) Next, click the ‘Have Disk.’ button present on the new pop-up. Then click on ‘Browse’ and select the driver file that you downloaded previously. Click on ‘OK’. Select the printer from the list in the window in front of you. Click on ‘Next’. The printer name should be entered automatically. Click on ‘Next’ again. Allow the application to make changes on your device.
c) These are the last few settings that you need to make sure of to nail everything into place. In the new window that pops up on your screen, select ‘Do not share this printer’, click ‘Next’, and then ‘Finish’. This should successfully add your printer to the list of connected devices.
The 0x00000bc4 printer error should be resolved once you are done with these steps. For more articles, stay tuned to Androidgram!