How to Fix Operation Failed Error 0×00000002

In this tutorial, we will teach you how to fix blue screen of death stop operation failed error 0×00000002.
The error 0×00000002 occurs when you try to connect a shared printer over a network. The printer will exist but you will be unable to connect and will receive this error.


Step 1 – Enter the network location

First of all, open the start menu and in the search bar, enter the network location before you hit the enter key.

Open the start menu

Step 2 – Select the connect option

When the network window will open up, right click on the printer and select the connect option.

Connect option

Step 3 – Error 0×00000002

A pop-up window of Add printer will appear and it will inform you that “Windows cannot connect to the printer”. Click on the see details and you will see “Operation failed with error 0×00000002”.

Error 0x00000002 will appear

Step 4 – Open Devices and Printers

Let us try to resolve this error and properly add the shared printer. Go back to the start menu and then click on Devices and Printers.

Go to Devices & Printers

Step 5 – Add a printer

In the Devices and Printers window, click on the Add a Printer button at the top.

Click on the add a printer button

Step 6 – Create a new port

As a result, a new window will appear on your screen. Over there, you will see two options; use an existing port or create a new port. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will choose the Create a new port option. Click on the Next button to continue.

Creating a new port

Step 7 – Provide port name

You will then be prompted to provide the Port name. Enter the network location followed by the shared printer name and then click on the Ok button.

Enter a port name

Step 8 – Select the printer’s manufacturer

In the next window, select the printer’s manufacturer and its model. Once you are done, click on the Next button.

Printer’s Manufacturer

Step 9 – Type Printer Name

In the next screen, you will be asked to type in the Printer’s name. Once you are done, continue further.

Specify Printer Name

Step 10 – Successfully added the printer

You will be notified that you‘ve successfully added your printer. Click on the Finish button in order to exit. In this manner, you have successfully added your network printer without incurring the blue screen of death stop error 0×00000002.

Resolved the error 0x00000002