HP Printer Fatal Error Codes 61

A fatal error may appear on your computer during the driver installation process. The HP printer fatal error 61 may occur if the computer does not recognize the printer driver. The error mostly occurs on Windows computers. Consider the steps given below to fix the HP printer fatal error code 61.

  • If you connect the printer and computer using a USB cable, use the Device Manager to select the driver.
  • Click on the  Windows  icon and click  Control Panel
  • Select  System and Maintenance and then choose  Device Manager
  • When the Device Manager window appears, click on the  View 
  • Select the  Show hidden devices option from the drop-down menu. 
  • Click on the '+' icon next to the Printers section. 
  • Right-click on the  HP Universal printing PCL_5 option and then select  Update Driver Software.
  • On the Update Driver Software screen, select  Browse my computer for driver software.
  • Select  Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer
  • When the Add Printer Wizard screen appears, choose your printer driver from the displayed list and then click on the  Next  Wait until the driver installation process begins.
  • Select the Universal Printer on the Add Printer screen.
  • Now, select the printer that you have already set up.
  • Continue with the driver installation process by following the instructions on the screen.
  • Wait until the driver installation is over.
  • Click the  Close option to exit the  Update Driver Software
  • Finally, click  Finish  when the installation is over.
  • The HP printer fatal error code 61 will now be fixed.
  • If the issue persists, stop the print spooler service.
  • Press the  Windows  + keys together to launch the Run dialog box. Type msc and hit the  Enter  key.
  • When the Services window appears, locate the Printer spooler service.
  • Right-click on the  Printer spooler service and select the  Stop  Exit the Services window.
  • Relaunch the Run dialog box and type Hit the  Enter  key.
  • If you are prompted for administrator permission, click  OK .
  • Open the Services window and startthe Print spooler service. Right-click on the service and select the  Start  option from the displayed list.

Now, reboot your computer and printer to fix the issue. The HP printer fatal error 61 will be resolved.

  • Why is my wireless printer not printing?

    First, try restarting your computer, printer and wireless router. To check if your printer is connected to your network: Print a Wireless Network Test report from the printer control panel. On many printers pressing the Wireless button allows direct access to printing this report.

  • Why is my printer showing error?

    The other most probable reason for the printing error is the connection between your computer and the printer. If you are sure that the transmission cable is working okay (tested the printer on another computer), then the problem might be the drivers. This can be the printer drivers or the USB port drivers.

  • Why do my 3d prints keep failing?

    Another common fail is over extrusion. Over extrusion happens when your 3D printer pushes out too much plastic too fast, causing a jam in the end of the nozzle. ... Make sure YOURu layer height is less than your nozzle diameter. Increase your cooling fan's power (this will cool the plastic and cause it to slow down)

  • What is the WPS button?

    WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup. It is a wireless network security standard that tries to make connections between a router and wireless devices faster and easier. WPS works only for wireless networks that use a password that is encrypted with the WPA Personal or WPA2 Personal security protocols.

  • How do I reset my printer?

    To restore your HP printer to factory-default settings, follow these steps. Turn the product off. Disconnect the power cable from the product for 30 seconds and then reconnect. Turn the product on while you press and hold the Resume button for 10-20 seconds. The Attention light turns on. Release the Resume button.