Do you get the dreaded “Port In Use” error when you try to print? Don’t be concerned! We understand how frustrating this can be, but we have some simple solutions that can assist. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through how to fix this common printer error and get your printing back on track.
1- First, Click on the Start Menu and then Open Settings
2- Select System from the left side of the screen then Scroll down and click on Troubleshoot.
3- Click on Other trouble-shooters.
4- Click on Run.
5- If you are still facing the issue then Right-click on the Start Menu and then Click on Device Manager from the pop-up menu.
6- Click on Universal Serial Bus controllers and then Right-click on Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller – 1.0 (Microsoft) then select Update from the drop-down menu.
7- Click on Search automatically for drivers.
8- Click on Close.
9- Click on the Cross button to Close the Device Manager Window.
10- If you’re still facing the issue then click on the Windows button and then Search “cmd” then Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator from the drop-down menu.
11- Enter the following command:
net stop spooler
12- Now, Open the File explorer and then Follow the Path: “C:\Windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS”
13- Now, Select all the files and folders and then Click on the Delete Icon.
14- Now, enter the following command in CMD:
net start spooler
15- At last, Restart your PC.
I hope this information was useful in resolving the “Port in Use” problem on your printer.