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Selected port cannot be deleted. Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000001).

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  • Trying to delete a port related to a printer that has already been deleted.  Funny thing the printer reappears after rebooting.
    Monday, September 19, 2011 3:31 AM

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  • Hi,

     

    The printer is local printer or network printer?

     

    1. Launch Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Devices and Printers
    2. Click on any of the listed printers.
    3. Click “Printer server properties”.
    4. Click the Ports tab.
    5. Select the port and click “Delete port”.

     Also remove the printer driver.

     

    If it doesn’t work, start regedit.exe and browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Currentcontrolset\Control\Print\Monitors\Standard TCP/IP Ports and remove the entire key (folder) with the name of the port you are deleting. You might have to restart the Print Spooler service after deleting that key to see the change go through.

    Note: always when working with the registry be careful and to be on the safe side create a System Restore Point before doing the edit.

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang

     

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    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 6:36 AM
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  • Have you physically disconnected the printer cable from the computer. If its a Wireless connection then disable in the printer's setup menu.

     

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    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 2:27 AM
  • Hi,

     

    The printer is local printer or network printer?

     

    1. Launch Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Devices and Printers
    2. Click on any of the listed printers.
    3. Click “Printer server properties”.
    4. Click the Ports tab.
    5. Select the port and click “Delete port”.

     Also remove the printer driver.

     

    If it doesn’t work, start regedit.exe and browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Currentcontrolset\Control\Print\Monitors\Standard TCP/IP Ports and remove the entire key (folder) with the name of the port you are deleting. You might have to restart the Print Spooler service after deleting that key to see the change go through.

    Note: always when working with the registry be careful and to be on the safe side create a System Restore Point before doing the edit.

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang

     

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum. If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com

     


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 6:36 AM
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  • Hi,

     

    Did your issue solved? Please feel free to give me any update.

     

    Thanks.

     

    Regards, 

    Leo   Huang

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum. If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com

     


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    Monday, September 26, 2011 8:15 AM
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  • Hi,

     

    As this thread has been quiet for a while, we assume that the issue has been resolved. At this time, we will mark it as ‘Answered’ as the previous steps should be helpful for many similar scenarios. If the issue still persists, please feel free to  reply this post directly so we will be notified to follow it up. You can also choose to unmark the answer as you wish.

     

    BTW,  we’d love to hear your feedback about the solution. By sharing your experience you can help other community members facing similar problems. Thanks for your understanding and efforts.

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang

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    Thursday, September 29, 2011 9:20 AM
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  • so in short how do I reconfigure LPT1 port?

    I deleted the printer driver but the "Print server properties" still show LPT1 exist  with the name of the already-deleted printer model and name still registered under the port

    At the very least, I want to clear LPT1 to be vacant port.

    Wednesday, February 08, 2012 9:13 AM