How to Repair Printer Error 0x803C010B in Windows Computers

A few days ago, a reader sent me an email about a strange problem she encountered when troubleshooting printers connected to the system. According to her, every time she tried to run the built-in printer troubleshooting feature, she couldn’t continue because of error code 0x803C010B. So if you also encounter this problem on your Windows computers, learn how to fix it in this article.

What are the causes of printer error 0x803C010B?

  • The device firmware is out of date.
  • The printer keeps turning on and off.
  • Incorrect interaction with the printer spooler.
  • The error occurs when printing a large document.
  • If you are trying to print a page from an unsecured or unauthorized link, cancel the printing.

How to resolve printer error 0x803C010B?

Turn off the SNMP protocol

  1. Press Windows+I to open the Settings application.
  2. In the left pane, click Bluetooth and devices.
  3. In the right pane, open the Printers and Scanners category.
  4. On the next page, click on the printer you’re having trouble with.
  5. Then click on the Printer Properties option.
  6. In the Properties window, switch to the Ports tab.
  7. Scroll through the list of ports and select the Default TCP/IP Port check box.
  8. Then click on the Configure Port option.
  9. On the next screen, clear the Enabled SNMP state check box.
  10. Click OK to apply the settings.

Reinstall the print device

  1. Open Windows Settings by using the Windows+I shortcut.
  2. In the left pane, select the Bluetooth and Devices option.
  3. In the right pane, open the Printers and Scanners category.
  4. On the next page, click the printer you are having trouble with.
  5. Then click the Delete button in the upper right corner of the screen.
  6. You can now unplug the printer and restart your computer.
  7. After restarting your computer, reconnect the printer to reinstall the driver and the printer.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Open the control panel.
  2. Select the Hardware and Printers option.
  3. Right-click on the network printer (your printer).
  4. Select Properties.
  5. Click the Ports tab and select Configure.
  6. Disable the SNMP Status Enable option.
  7. Reboot your computer and check if the problem persists.

The error code "0x803c010b" that you see on your printer usually means that a printing error has occurred in the device. My suggestion is to reboot the device and make sure the printer is directly plugged into an outlet and does not have any power rails or surge protectors.

  1. Make sure the printer is turned on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your device.
  2. Restart the printer.
  3. Set your printer as the default printer.
  4. Remove the print queue.
  5. Reset the service that manages the print queue.