Windows Cannot Connect to the Printer – Operation Failed 0x000000002

I received this printer error 0x000000002 on Windows 8 while trying to print to a network printer on Windows 7. Here’s how to fix this error.

  1. Right-click the printer and remove the device.
  2. Go to the search bar (Start > Run) and type “services.msc”.
  3. Scroll down to Print Spooler and stop it. Then restart it.
  4. Add the printer back again.