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Your printer has experienced an unexpected configuration problem. 0x8000fff” HP 6255

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I tried printing something from my laptop and usually have no issues with it but this morning I keep getting a message that reads “Your printer has experienced an unexpected configuration problem. 0x8000fff” HP Envy Photo 6255 Printer

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Sabertooth (anonymous) 0 Comments

Update your computer and the printer. Go to Windows Update and download/install the latest drivers for your computer. Do the same with your printer, go to your printer control panel settings and check for the latest updates and install them.

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We the team of experienced techies investigated on “your printer has experienced an unexpected configuration problem” issue which was mentioned by several users, where several printers have broken down unexpectedly. Common troubleshoot technique may not help every user in the issue. Based on our thorough investigation, there are several other issues which trigger this error scenario are:

Reason Why your printer has experienced an unexpected configuration problem Occurs

  1. Glitched printer entry:

If you are using windows 10 or 8.1, there is a much chance of getting this error due to the glitched printer. This results in a damaged program of the printer which makes an inability to print something. In such an issue, the printer exhibits operational but the result will be zero. In such a phenomenon, you can troubleshoot or again add printer in the printers and scanners menu.

 

  1. Outdated Printer driver:

This is another printer issue which can lead to your printer has experienced an unexpected configuration problem. Several users of the printer reported that they have overcome this issue by updating the printer driver manually by using Windows update to get the latest version of the driver.

  1. Network Issues:

This issue can also raise when the device you are trying to print is not shared on the network. If this is the same scene with you, then you can resolve the issue by doing printer shareable in the printer’s properties menu.

  1.  Windows update interfering or 3rd party app disturbance:

In some of the cases, corrupted files may lead to such an issue with printing. Where both the windows update and the 3rd party app may affect the printing sequence.  You can use System restore point to restore all the system files and to keep your system healthy.

If you are looking to restore your system from the issues like above, you are at the right place. This article is framed to convey some troubleshooting tips.

Below are the steps to fix your printer has experienced an unexpected configuration problem

Method 1: Run Troubleshooter in the printer:

Some of the users reported that this step worked well when they are facing your printer has experienced an unexpected configuration problem. This built-in troubleshooter has the potential to resolve the issue automatically if the issue is made by one or many automated repair strategies. To run the troubleshooter:

  • Tap on windows key and R at the same time, a dialogue box appears. Then type ” ms-settings:troubleshoot” and select ok.
  • Troubleshooting tab opens then click on  Get up and running tab on the printer. Later, select Run the troubleshooter.
  • printer has experienced an unexpected configuration problem- Run Troubleshooter
    printer has experienced an unexpected configuration problem- Run Troubleshooter
  • Give some time to have an initial scanning. if it recommends a repair strategy then click on apply.
  • After the repair is done, close the troubleshooting window and check if any error persists while trying to print from the printer.

If you are still facing the same issue, then try the next method

Method 2: Add the printer again in the Printing and Scanning Menu:

Most of the users that are reported about this fix issue are that they haven’t encountered any conflict while doing this, but the printers are scanners list have reported twice. To do so:

  • Tap on windows key and R at the same time, a dialogue box appears. Then type ” ms-settings:troubleshoot” and select ok.

printer has experienced an unexpected configuration problem- dialogue box

  • A tab opens, then click on add button to add the printer again. Wait a couple of minutes until the printer is identified.
  • Finally, click on finish to complete the hack.
  • After adding, restart your PC or system and check whether the issue has been resolved or not.

Method 3: Update Printer using Windows Update

On the basis of Several numbers of users reviews, after updating the printer using the windows updating the app the issue has been resolved completely as the printer has been updated with the latest version. To do so follow these simple steps:

  • Tap on windows key and R at the same time, a dialogue box appears. Then type “devmgmt.msc” and select ok. If this was prompted by the User account control, give it the permission and then click on ok.
printer has experienced an unexpected configuration problem Occurs- devmgmt
printer has experienced an unexpected configuration problem Occurs- devmgmt
  • In the device manager window, click on printers and expand it by clicking on a dropdown button.
experienced an unexpected configuration problem Occurs- click on printers and expand
experienced an unexpected configuration problem Occurs- click on printers and expand
  • Choose the printer that you have issues with and give a right click and choose update driver option
  • A window pops up, then choose Search automatically for updated driver software which enables to update the printer driver using windows update.
  • Restart the computer after updating.

Method 4: Updating the driver manually:

If you have issues while updating the driver using the window’s update, don’t get panic. You can also update it manually. All you have to do is remove the existing software and install the new one. To do so:

  • Tap on windows key and R at the same time, a dialogue box appears. Then type “devmgmt.msc” and select ok.
  • A device manager opens up, then using a drop-down menu that is associated with printers, give a right click on the device which you have trouble with and click on uninstall the device. A confirmation window pops up, then click on ok.

NOTE: DO NOT RESTART YOUR COMPUTER WHILE DOING THIS.

  • After deletion, go to the official website of the printer and choose the model of your printer from the menu in the support section.
  • Download the latest version of the software and follow the prompts to install it.
  • After the installation process done completely, restart your computer.

Method 5: Allowing the printer sharable:

You can resolve your printer has experienced an unexpected configuration problem very easily by making your printer sharable. Follow the below-mentioned steps to make it possible.

  • Tap on windows key and R at the same time, a dialogue box appears. Then type “control.exe” and select ok.
experienced an unexpected configuration problem Occurs- command control.exe
experienced an unexpected configuration problem Occurs- command control.exe
  • By using a search function from the control panel, search for printers and devices. Tap on devices and printers from the search results.
  • Right click on the printer that you are facing issues with. It opens the printer properties of the device.
  • Inside the printer properties tab, go to sharing tab by clicking on the tick mark on the share this printer and give a name to it.
  • Then click on apply changes and then try to print something from the device.

If the issue is still continuing, do the next step.

Method 6: System Restore:

The quickest method to clear the issue is a system restore. All you need is to have a restore point dated before raising the issue. Then you can resolve the issue very easily. Follow the simple steps:

  • Tap on windows key and R at the same time, a dialogue box appears. Then type “rstrui” and select ok.
printer has experienced an unexpected configuration problem - dialogue box - rstrui
printer has experienced an unexpected configuration problem – dialogue box – rstrui
  • In the system restore utility click on the next button.
printer has experienced an unexpected configuration problem-next button
printer has experienced an unexpected configuration problem-next button
  • Make sure that the Show more restore points is checked. Then choose the restore option before raising the issue.
  • Tap on the finish, then your system restarts automatically with the mounted version of it.
  • After the restart, try to print something from the printer.
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