Unable To Install The Printer Error 0X00003Eb

If you receive the error unable to install printer: error 0x00003EB while performing the printer driver installation on your computer, then you’ve reached the right page to resolve.

Generally, the error 0x00003EB indicates the printer connectivity/installation issue.


When you try to install the incorrect version of your printer driver, this error message is displayed on the screen.

To clear the unable to install printer error 0x00003EB, perform the following methods one-by-one.

Method 1: Set Windows Installer to Automatic

Method 2: Reinstall the printer driver

Method 3: Remove Printer keys

If the unable to install printer error 0x00003EB persists, then remove printer keys on your computer.

Method 4: Perform Clean Boot

  • Disconnect any external device(s) connected to your computer.
  • Open the System Configuration
  • Click the General
  • Navigate to the Selective startup section and deselect the Load startup items option by unchecking the checkbox beside it.
  • Go to the Services
  • Select the Hide all Microsoft services option and click the Disable All
  • Go to the Startup Click the Open Task Manager option.
  • Disable all the startups and click OK > Restart.

Check whether unable to install printer error 0x00003EB is resolved. If not, contact us.

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