Your printer has been operating flawlessly until one day when it malfunctions and displays an error message that reads, printer not activated, error code -30 on windows 10. So, can this printer problem be resolved, and can it be achieved promptly? To all of these questions, the answer is yes. Here are a few ways to resolve the issue.
The Printer Troubleshooter is the first choice to consider. To open the Run dialogue box, press Windows Key + R, then type the following command and press Enter:
msdt.exe /id PrinterDiagnostic
Then, for your printer to operate properly, follow the instructions to repair it.
Ascertain that the desired printer is set as the default:
Likely, your printer isn't working because it wasn't set as the default. Don't worry; this happens very often, so you're not alone in this.
To get started, press Windows key + I to open the Settings app, then pick Devices from the drop-down menu.
Select Printers and scanners from the drop-down menu, then search for your printer among the choices. If you've located it, right-click it and choose Manage, then Set as Default.
What do you do if your printer isn't running because the USB Composite Device is acting up? So, we recommend that you uninstall and reinstall it, which is a pretty easy job.
This is what you would do. After clicking the Start button, type Device Manager into the search box. Click it when it appears in the search results to open the Device Manager.
Locate the USB Composite Device option, right-click it, and then choose Update Driver from the menu. Your device should be restarted. The last step is to press Search automatically for modified driver apps, and then you're done.
Uninstall the printer, remove the printer driver program, and then reinstall it and refresh.
When the manufacturer of your printer launches a new driver, it is usually downloaded and installed automatically. If this does not occur, the user may have to complete the task manually.
We recommend going to the brand's official website and looking for a section that allows you to download the new and older drivers. If you find the most recent driver, download it and install it on your computer.
Restart the computer device, then print a document to ensure that the message "Printer not activated, error code -30" is no longer displayed.