All printers gone and cannot install new
Posted on 2010-11-17
Suddenly all of my installed printers on my windows 7 laptop are gone, even the pdf printers.
And if I try to install a new printer I get this error message:
Operation could not be completed (error 0x000003fa).
I have tried deleting all drivers from the snap-in tool printer manager and try to install them again, but that didn't help.
I run windows 7 enterprise x64, and the printer drivers are also x64.
This is the info I found for the error code:
0x000003FA (Decimal: 1018)
An illegal operation was attempted on a registrykey that is pending delete.
If it's some key in the registry is pending can I somehow find out which one it is and stop it?