Many Windows 10 users recently confirmed that they could not print from their computers and instead got an error message that said, Port in use, please wait – Printer error Nothing changed no matter how long they waited, and they were still unable to print from their machines.
However, when some users tried to print wirelessly from their mobile devices, the printing continued, suggesting a problem between the machine and the printer. If you are one of the users who is currently experiencing this problem, this post should help you.
The Printer Troubleshooter is the first step in resolving the "Port in use, please wait" error. Most print problems can be resolved using Windows 10's built-in troubleshooter. It checks whether you have the most recent printer drivers and then automatically patch and refresh them. Aside from that, it tests for compatibility problems and whether the Print Spooler and necessary Services are up and running. Follow the below steps to run it.
You might also try upgrading the drivers for your printer. You need to look for the USB Composite Unit. Follow these steps:
Note: You can also go to the manufacturer's website and download the most recent version of your printer.
If the first two choices above didn't work, it's time to choose the correct port for your printer, as the incorrect port was chosen, resulting in the "Port in use, please wait" mistake.
Note: If your printer connects via USB, the port should be labelled USB or DOT 4, but if it connects via a network, it should be labelled as follows:
If there are several listings for the same type of port, you must change the range to a different one and then click the OK button to save your changes.
Aside from the "Port in use, please wait" problem, if your Windows 10 device is experiencing other system-related problems, you can use Restore, a one-click solution. This software is a valuable tool for repairing corrupted registries and improving the overall performance of your PC.
Apart from that, it cleans your computer of any garbage or corrupted data, enabling you to remove any unnecessary files from your machine.
It is essentially a solution that is just a mouse click away. It is easy to use and understand. Refer to the steps below for a full set of instructions on how to download and use it.
Use Restore to run a complete machine scan. Take the following steps to perform this:
Activate your screen. If it's already turned on, you'll need to restart it.
The BIOS screen will appear after that, but if Windows appears instead, restart your computer and try again. When you get to the BIOS pad, keep pressing F8 until the Advanced Option appears.
Nothing works out no matter how long they wait. The printer, on the other hand, manages to print wirelessly from smartphones. It indicates that there is an issue between the printer and the machine.