Windows operating system comes with a lot of facilities that help users perform different tasks on their PC. Whenever system files or windows drives are corrupt or altered wrongfully. You will start experiencing problems when trying to launch some programs and will end up receiving error messages. Today we’ll talk about one of these error messages window users encounter when trying to run their printers, such as Printer Not Activated Error Code 41. Printer not activated error code 41 is caused by a hardware device that’s been removed after the driver was loaded or by an issue with the device driver itself.
In this post, we’ll talk about how to fix this error and also explain its symptoms and causes so that you can get rid of it. You can follow one of our provided methods below to troubleshoot and solve it.
3 Steps to Fix Printer Not Activated Error Code 41:-
Fix system errors
Errors within the operating system can cause a "Printer not activated, error code 41" issue on your system. The errors may be with the system files associated with the printer drivers or within some of the registry entries related to the functioning of the printer. All users having "Printer not activated, error code 41" need to check integrity of the system files on the operating system using 'sfc/scannow' command in the CMD. Then repair the operating system with the help of the original Windows installation disc. Additionally, users must also clean the registry of the system using registry cleaning software.
Check printer configuration
Incorrect configuration of printer-related settings can also cause "Printer not activated, error code 41". This problem is also known to come up if the selected printer is not set as the default printer to carry out the printing tasks. Users getting the "Printer not activated, error code 41" message is suggested to check the printer configuration and also restart the printer spooler service that is running in the background of the system. This can be done using the printers and fax option in the 'Start menu and service can be restarted using the 'services.msc' command under 'Run'.
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Damage or corruption of the printer drivers installed on the system can also cause "Printer not activated, error code 41. Users experiencing this issue need to completely remove the printer drivers installed on the system using the device manager and then reinstall the printer drivers. This removes all the errors and brings back the printer to its normal state of functioning.
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Author- Robert John - Printer Expert