There are dozens of unknown reasons that may cause the “Printer Error 0x00000bc4 No Printers Were Found” on Windows 8, 10 & 11 so, in this article, I will list out all the possible solutions that will resolve this problem so keep reading this article and apply the methods to fix it yourself.
Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000bc4).
No printers were found.
The printer error 0x00000bc4 can appear with any kind of printer: local printer, network printer, Wi-Fi printer, shared printer, etc. No matter if the printer was working fine yesterday but this morning you will start getting the same error.
Method 1: Fix using the Advanced System Repair Tool
Windows OS is made with thousands of files that provide a trusted base to run hardware and software. If some of the files get corrupted, damaged, or deleted then you may start getting different types of system errors including the printer error 0x00000bc4.
Apart from it, wrong entries in the registry file, outdated windows updates, and drivers may cause the same above error. Your computer must have a good Windows optimizer tool installed so that you can scan and repairs the system errors. If you don’t have any optimizer tool installed on your PC, you must install the Advanced System Repair Tool to fix this problem.
Method 2: Check connecting cables between the Printer and Computer.
This might be the first treatment when fixing the printer connection issue. If the Lan cable, Wi-Fi adapter/receiver, or USB cable is malfunctioning, the host computer cannot make a successful connection with the Printer and raise a 0x00000bc4 error. To test the connecting cable, you can do the following things.
✓ Remove the cables from both ends and then test it with another working device. If it is not working there, the cable is damaged. Replace the cable and test the connection between the computer and the printer.
Method 3: Check the driver-related issue.
If your computer can read the printer, then you must check the driver-related problems. Might be the printer driver is corrupted or damaged by third-party apps or viruses/malware. Remove the printer driver, download the fresh and updated printer driver, and install it. Make the connection with the printer and your problem is solved.
Method 4: Run Printer Troubleshooter
Take a chance to fix this problem by running Printer Troubleshooter. The printer troubleshooter restarts the necessary services, fix the issue that stops the printer work correctly, etc. You can run printer troubleshooter as follows:
Method 5: Clear the Printer Spooler Cache
It is necessary to clear the cache and data from the Printer spooler. This will reset the Spooler and fix most of the common printer problems. You can clear the cache and clear data of the Printer Spooler as follows:
Step 1: Navigate to the following location:
Step 2: Select all the items and delete them.
Method 6: Reset the Printer Spooler
To reset the Printer Spooler service, follow the steps:
net stop spooler
del %systemroot%\System32\spool\printers* /Q
net start spooler
Method 7: Make some registry changes.
If no solution is working, make some changes in the registry file.
If you don’t find the Printers folder inside the Windows NT then create it.
"RpcOverNamedPipes" and set
value = 1.
Method 8. Update everything (Driver, Software, Windows)
Windows update fixes various bugs and errors automatically. If your computer has installed outdated drivers, software, and windows version, update it to the latest version and restart the computer. After that try to run the printer and most probably you will not get “Printer Error 0x00000bc4 No Printers Were Found”.