Printer Error 0x00000709

How To Troubleshoot Printer Error 0x00000709?

Printer Error 0x00000709

The printer error 0x00000709 is mostly caused when the printer is not set as the default printer. The error might also occur if there is an issue in the registry settings. Further, you may face problems like printer offline, etc. If your printer is stuck with error 0x00000709, consider the steps that are given below to fix the issue.

Step 1: Backing up the registry

  • Before you make any changes to the registry, you have to make a backup so that you can restore the required settings.
  • Click the File menu and click the Export option.
  • To restore from the backup, open Registry editor again. Click the File menu and select Import. 

Step 2: Repair Corrupt System Files

  • Scan for the corrupted files and repair them.
  • You can use a third-party tool to scan for the corrupted files.
  • If the printer error 0x00000709 persists, go to the next method.

Step 3: Modify the Registry

  • Click the Start menu and enter regedit. 
  • Right-click on regedit and select the Run As Administrator option.
  • Scroll down to HKEY_CURRENT_USER.
  • Go to the Software section and select Device. Right-click on it and select the Device option from the displayed list.
  • In the Edit String window, enter the required fields and click on the OK button.
  • If the Cannot edit device message appears on the screen, click on the OK button.
  • Right-click on the Windows folder and click Permissions.
  • Checkmark the Full Control box.

Step 4: Run as administrator

  • Click the Start menu and type Devices and Printers.
  • Right-click on the option and select the Run as administrator option.
  • Locate your printer and right-click on it. Select See what’s printing.
  • Select Open As Administrator in the queue view.
  • Now, click the Set As Default Printer option. 
  • The printer error 0x00000709 issue will now be fixed.