Error 0x00000bcb relates to a problem with a network printer, and is most likely to be a driver-related issue.

Download Recommendation

The first thing to try with regard to this error is to attempt to clean the registry of your computer. A good way to do this is to download the Total System Care, which will do an excellent job of cleaning your registry and often sort out the problem in itself.


More Information and Manual Resolution

In order to resolve this problem it is worthwhile to ensure that the printer is installed correctly. In order to do this, carry out the following steps.

Firstly, go to the Start menu and then open the Control Panel and select ’Devices and Printers’.

Next click ‘Add a Printer’.

After this has been selected, choose the ‘Add a local printer’ option.

Next select the ‘Create a new port’ option, and then choose ‘Local Port’ as the type of the port.

A box will then be available entitled ‘Enter a port name’. Type the address in the following format:


And click ‘Next’.

Finally, simply follow the simple on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

If this does no good then it is worthwhile to download the latest driver for the printer and see if this rectifies the issue.

After you have done this, it is also advisable to use the Windows Update facility to download any recent updates which Microsoft have added to Windows.

If you’re still having no luck then next you should possibly try uninstalling and reinstalling any recently added third-party software.

If you’re still having problems then start your computer by using the Last Known Good Configuration. To do this follow these steps:

When you see the ‘Please select the operating system to start’ message, press the F8 key.

When the ‘Windows Advanced Option’s menu appears, select ‘Last Known Good Configuration’ and then press the ‘Enter’ key.

Finally, if all the above troubleshooting is unsuccessful, you can also attempt a system restore. This will reset your machine to a time before the error caused your machine to malfunction. You can then re-install any devices or programmes that have been removed by this virtual step back in time. System restore can be accessed through the Start menu, by simply typing “System Restore” into the search box.

If the system restore utility will not run correctly then you can attempt to activate safe mode. To activate Safe Mode, hold F8 when your computer is initially booting up. Once you’ve reached the desktop in Safe Mode, type ‘System’ into the Start search box and press Enter once ‘System Restore’ is highlighted. You should then be able to run the system restore utility.