I'm trying to print a document, but I keep getting an error message that says, "Unknown Printer Driver Error: 0x80070705". What does this error mean, and how can I fix it? I really need to print this document as soon as possible.
Getting Unknown Printer Driver Error: 0x80070705 is frustrating, especially when you’re trying to print important documents. In this article, we will explain what this error means and provide you with practical troubleshooting steps to resolve it.
The error code 0x80070705 typically indicates an issue with the print spooler service or the printer driver on your computer. The print spooler is a service that manages print jobs and communicates with your printer. When the print spooler encounters a problem or the printer driver is incompatible or corrupted, it can lead to this error.
Here are some steps you can take to fix the unknown printer driver error 0x80070705:
Solution 1: Fix using the PC Repair Tool
Solution 2: Restart the Printer Spooler Service
Most of the time, restarting the Printer Spooler service fixes the problem. Here’s how you can Restart the Printer Spooler Service.
Solution 3: Reset Printer Spooler.
If restarting printer spooler service doesn’t work, try resetting it. Here’s the steps to reset printer spooler service on Windows 11 & 10.
net stop spooler
del %systemroot%\System32\spool\printers* /Q
net start spooler
Solution 4: 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.
Solution 5: Run Printer Troubleshooter.
Windows 11 comes with a built-in troubleshooter designed to detect and fix “unable to install printer. operation could not be completed” issue. You can access the printer troubleshooter as follows:
Solution 6: Update Printer Driver
Sometimes, the driver creates a big problem if it gets inaccessible, corrupted, or outdated. You must take care of Printer’s driver health in order to fix the Printer state error.
To fix Unknown Printer Driver Error: 0x80070705, you can restart and then reset printer spooler service, clearing the print queue, updating the printer driver, and run the printer troubleshooter.