What is ‘Error occurred during port configuration’ error in Windows 10?
If you are experiencing ‘Error occurred during port configuration Windows 10’ while trying to configure Printer Port in Windows 10/11 computer, then you are in right place for the solution. Here, you will be guided with easy steps/methods to resolve the issue. Let’s starts the discussion.
‘Error occurred during port configuration’ error in Windows: It is common Windows problem associated with Printer Port Configuration error. This error is appeared usually when you trying to configure the printer port on Windows 10 computer. This error prevents you to configuring or setting a printer port in computer for some reasons including glitch in printer menu, printer stuck in limbo state (Operating system is not aware that it is turned ON), interference of third-party antivirus and others.
It might possible your third-party antivirus or Firewall installed in computer is blocking from accessing Printer Port Configuration Menu for some security reasons or due to its over security features. You can fix the issue by disabling third-party antivirus software in computer. Also, you can fix ‘Printer is stuck in limbo state’ issue by resetting your printer in order to fix ‘Error occurred during port configuration’ in your computer. Let’s go for to the solution.
How to fix Error occurred during port configuration Windows 10?
Method 1: Fix ‘Error occurred during port configuration’ error with ‘PC Repair Tool’
If this error is occurred due to some problems in your Windows computer, then you can try to fix the issue with ‘PC Repair Tool’. This software offers you to find and fix BSOD errors, EXE errors, DLL errors, problems with programs, malware or viruses issues, system files or registry issues, and other system issues with just few clicks. You can get this tool through button/link below.
Method 2: Configure Printer Port using ‘Device & Printers’ setting
One possible way to fix the issue is to configure Printer Ports from Classic Control Panel interface.
Step 1: Open ‘Control Panel’ in Windows 10 via ‘Windows Search Box’
Step 2: In ‘Control Panel’ window, go to ‘Hardware and Sound > Device & Printers’
Step 3: Find and right-click on printer device that causing error, and select ‘Printer Properties’
Step 4: In ‘Properties’ window, click on ‘Ports’ tab, select your printer from the list of ports and hit ‘Configure Port…’
Step 5: Check if you are able to see ‘Printer Port Configuration’ menu without any issue.
Method 3: Perform Printer hard reset
One possible way to fix the issue is to perform hard reset of your Printer in order to fix ‘Printer is stuck in Limbo state (Operating system is not aware that printer is turned ON)’ issue as well as ‘Error occurred during port configuration’.
Step 1: Turn ON your printer if it is turned OFF and wait until it enters idle mode or wait to complete the startup procedure
Step 2: Now, disconnect the power cord from rear of printer and remove power cord from power outlet also
Step 4: Wait for 60 seconds and after that, plug the power cord into power outlet and reconnect power cord to rear of your printer port
Step 5: Now, turn ON your printer and wait it enters idle mode. Once done, try configuring printer ports in Windows computer and check if the error is resolved.
Method 4: Disable third-party antivirus or firewall in Windows computer
Sometimes, this error can be occurred due to interference of third-party antivirus or firewall in computer. It might possible your third-party antivirus or Firewall is blocking from accessing Printer Ports configuration menu for some security reasons or due to its over security reasons. In such case, you can try to fix the issue by disabling third-party antivirus installed in computer. If disabling antivirus didn’t work for you, then you can uninstall your third-party antivirus completely from computer in order to resolve the issue. After uninstall, restart your computer and check if the error is resolved.
Method 5: Change account type to Administrator
Sometimes, this error can be appeared if you are trying to configure Printing port from non-administrator account in Windows 10 computer. You can try to change the standard user account to Administrator account in order to fix the issue.
Step 1: Press ‘Windows + I’ keys on keyboard to open ‘Settings’ App
Step 2: In ‘Settings’ App, go to ‘Accounts > Family & other users’, find and click on your standard account and click ‘Change Account type’ button
Step 3: Select ‘Administrator’ option from ‘Account Type’ dropdown and click on ‘OK’ to save the changes. After that, restart your computer and check if the error is resolved.
Method 6: Manually flush Print Queue
Another possible way to fix the issue is to flush the print queue in Windows computer.
Step 1: Press ‘Windows + R’ keys on keyboard, type ‘services.msc’ in the open ‘Run’ dialog box and hit ‘OK’ button to open ‘Services’ window
Step 2: Find and right-click on ‘Print Spooler’ service, and select ‘Stop’ option to stop the service
Step 3: Now, open ‘File Explorer’ and navigate to following path
Step 4: Delete all contents inside ‘Printers’ folder which you navigated using ‘step 3’
Step 5: Now, back to ‘Services’ window using ‘step 1 and step 2’. Find and right-click on ‘Print Spooler’ service, and select ‘Restart’ option to restart it. Once done, try configuring printer ports and check if it works.
I am sure this post helped you on How to fix Error occurred during port configuration Windows 10 with several easy steps/methods. You can read & follow our instructions to do so. That’s all. For any suggestions or queries, please write on comment box below.