Printer Not Activated Error Code 41, 30

Printer Validation Failed

Printer Not Working




As when the printer’s status displays “Printer in error state,” there may be a problem with the printer itself. We need to make sure that the printer is turned on and connected to your PC by Wi-Fi or cable. Check it for low paper or ink, and be sure the cover isn’t open and the paper isn’t jammed.

Below are the required steps one needs to follow:

  1. By using the power button turn off the printer and unplug the printer power cord from the power outlet.
  2. Save your work.
  3. Open Windows Services by using one of the following methods 
  4. Scroll through the list of services and find the name Print Spooler.
  5. Right-click Print Spooler and select Stop.


The print spooler in Windows computer is used to interact with the printer, and helps in the print jobs in your queue. And if you see any error message about the print spooler, it means the tool has been corrupted. Further will be failing to interact correctly with other software. One needs to try more than one method to fix the spooler.

What causes printer spooler error?

Typically, if there is an issue with one document which was sent to printer or been added to the queue of printer by the spooler, it will cause all print jobs requested after that it in the queue to stop. These can include: – Data or documents in the spooler becoming corrupt and the spooler can’t translate it for the printer.


Once the printer’s status displays “Printer in error state,” the problem may be with the printer. Make sure the printer connected to your PC by Wi-Fi or cable and is turned on. Check it for low ink or Paper, and make sure the cover isn’t open and the paper isn’t jammed.

Printer Not Activated Error Code 41

The reasons as to why “Printer not activatederror code 41” comes up on the system, includes a problem with the printer software or printer drivers, incorrect configuration of printer settingserrors within the operating system installed on the system connected to the printer and more.

Printer not activated, error code -30, how to fix it?

  1. Remove printer software.
  2. Make sure that your printer drivers are up to date.
  3. Select your printer manually.
  4. Use Print to PDF feature.
  5. Reinstall printer drivers and modify your registry.
  6. Change the application’s security permissions.
  7. Install the latest updates.
  8. We need to Run the printer troubleshooter.
  9. Verify that your printer is set as default

Printer not Activated Error Code 30

There may be a possibility that printer is not activated, error code -30 error can appear due to your security permissions. You might lack certain security permissions and that can prevent printing and cause this error to appear. However, you can fix this issue by modifying your security permissions.

How can we fix the "Printer Validation Failed" error?


On resetting the printer through disconnecting, it might resolve the “Printer validation failed” error. In order to perform this action, unplug the printer from the wall and then the back of the printer while the printer is turned on. Remove all other USB cables from the printer if there are any. Wait for about three or four minutes.

Let's gather some information for better clarity to assist you correctly:

  • If this has happened after a recent power outage or surge?
  • If it has occurred after new software or windows update?
  • Then we have to uninstall and reinstall the printer drivers at the base level by following these step by step instructions:
  • In Windows, locate and open Programs and Features. Choose and click on your printer.
  • Select then Uninstall.
  • In Windows, we need to search for and open Devices and Printers.
  • In the section of Devices and Printers of the window, locate the Printer. If you find it in the list, right-click on it to choose “Delete” or “Remove Device.”
  • Open the run command by clicking the “Windows Key + R” key combo.
  • Type printui.exe /s and click OK.
  • Click on the Drivers tab.
  • Look for Printer Drivers. And if you located it, click on it and click remove, at the bottom of the screen.
  • Select OK.
  • Remove all instances of the same.
  • Select now Apply and OK on the Print Server Properties windows.
  • Close Devices and Printers. 

Restart the PC again.

Printer Not Working

When your printer is not working you can check this, open the Control Panel from the Start menu. Further click on Devices and Printers, right-click the correct printer to use and set it as the default. Vis-a-vis can also open the Control Panel, Devices and Printers, right click the printer icon and select Troubleshoot.

How do you fix a printer problem?

  1. Unplug all cables and then restart your printer.
  2. We need to check cables or wireless connection.
  3. Then try to uninstall and reinstall your printer.
  4. And then install the latest driver for your printer.
  5. Printing troubleshooter needs to RUN on system.
  6. Reset the print spooler and clear it.
  7. Updating Windows 10 can also fix lot of printer problems.
  8. Changing the printer’s status to “online”.


What you might need to do is to restart the printer and computer or you can unplug its USB cable. When you are using a network printer, either wired or wireless, the problem is with the connection, and you should restart your router. From the queue window, select the printer and uncheck the Use Printer Offline option.

Why Is My Printer Offline?


Sometimes your device or computer thinks the printer is offline, where as actually the printer is on and ready to start printing. This can be caused most of the time by an error between your device or computer and the printer. However a printer appearing as “Offline” this error can also be down to problems with your printer driver or software.

One can click on “PrinterOffline” and the Printer menu will appear. Click on “Printer” and in the menu bar uncheck “Use Printer Offline.” This action will make the change in the printer from offline to online.

Windows 10 Printer Offline:

There are various ways however in simplest possible way open Control Panel and navigate to your Printers window. Further one can Right click on your default printer and then select the print queue (See what’s printing). If there are few or any unfinished tasks, remove them from the list. From the queue on the window printer, select Printer and uncheck option of Use Printer Offline.


If your printer’s driver is corrupted and malfunctioning due to incompatibility with the OS, it may result in an unexpected configuration problem. Try to update the printer driver from the Device Manager and check for any improvements. Press Windows Key + R to open Run. Type devmgmt.

How to fix Your Printer has Experienced an Unexpected Configuration Problem

  1.   Add your printer again
  2.   Make the printer shareable
  3.   Update your printer driver
  4.   Clear Spooler Files
  5.   Run Windows Troubleshooter

How to fix issue another computer is using the printer:

If you get this error message that another computer is using the printer when trying to print something, you’re not the only one facing such issue. Many people are reporting it. But the good news is you follows some steps and can fix it. The first step would be — by restarting your printer and reconnecting it to your PC. Even if sometimes you get no results, don’t worry.

Try these fixes

  • Try to restart Print Spooler service
  • Try to do full power cycle .
  • Do update your printer driver
  • Set up your printer as the default printer
  • Check for any new or reaming Windows updates
  • Scan your system


Even after trying all of this and if you still have no luck, then you might want to overlook again and may get your printer serviced. You can allow someone to have a full check over of the printer to ensure that there’s nothing mechanically wrong with it. Hopefully, however, by checking the ink and the paper in your printer, you’ll be able to get your printer working correctly again.