How to Fix Windows Error 0x00000709

In this tutorial, we will teach you how to fix the Blue Screen of Death Stop Error 0x00000709.
The error “0x00000709” occurs when you try to connect a shared printer over the network. The printer exists but you are unable to connect and you will get this error.

Step 1 – Enter the network location

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

Go to the network location

Step 2 – Open the shared printer

When the network path window opens up, double click on the printer. A pop-up window will appear and will show you the error: “Operation could not be completed error 0x00000709”. Click on the Ok button and close all the windows.

Error 0x00000709 will be displayed

Step 3 – Go to Devices & Printers

Now let’s resolve the error and properly add the shared printer. First of all, open the start menu and click on Devices and Printers.

Open Devices and Printers

Step 4 – Add a printer

In the Devices and Printers window, click on the Add a Printer tab. Choose to add a local printer and move on to the next step.

Choose to add a local printer

Step 5 – Create a new port

As a result, the Add a Printer window will open. Over here, you will see two options: use an existing port or create a new port. In this case, we will choose the “create a new port” option and then click on the Next button.

Make a new port

Step 6 – Enter port name

A new window will appear on your screen and will ask you to provide the Port name. Over there, type the network location and the shared printer name before you click on the Ok button.
In our case, it would be \\bill-pc\SharePrinter

Specify the port name

Step 7 – Select the printer’s manufacturer

In the next window, select the printer manufacturer and its model and then click on Next.

Choose the printer’s manufacturer

Step 8 – Enter the printer name

In the next window, enter the Printer name and then click on the Next button.

Type in the printer name

Step 9 – Printer properly added

You will then be asked if you want to share this printer on the network. Share the printer and move onto the next step.
Once done, you will be informed that you‘ve successfully added the printer. Click on Finish and that’s it. You have successfully added your network printer without coming across the blue screen of death stop error 0x00000709.

Error resolved as the shared printer was properly added