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HOW TO CHECK AND FIX PRINT SPOOLER SERVICE THAT CAUSES UNABLE TO PRINT FILE
Print spooler service is a computer service that loads the print jobs into the printer memory for later printing and it acts as intermediary between a computer and a printer. When the print spooler service is stopped or malfunction, printing is not possible.
Here are the possible reasons :
1. Virus or Malware infection.
2. Spooler service was stop by accident or turn off to manual/disable mode.
3.Faulty installed printer driver that contains error or incompatible with previous printer drivers installed in your computer or system.
4. Print jobs and drawing jobs were corrupted by accident which caused print que lock and resulting print spooler service to crash.
5. Your printer had printing problem issue with pdf files.
To fix this problem, you have to check if the print spooler service had stop.
Here's how to check and fix the print spooler service.
Go to START
Click on PRINT SPOOLER and check if the STATUS IS STARTED
If not, on the upper left side, click on STOP to stop the spooler service
Then click on RESTART to restart the spooler
Restart your printer and your computer
Then try to print again and it will surely solve your printing problem.
Another procedure :
Go to START
Right click on DOS command prompt and run as administrator
You should be in this command directory before you
Type CMD and be sure you are in this directory C:Windows\System32
And if not, type this to change the directory, CHDIR C:Windows\System32
Type NET STOP SPOOLER and message will appear like this
Exit and go to C: DRIVE
Choose WINDOWS and click show content if not view all the folder files
Choose printer and delete printing jobs if any
Again right click on Command prompts and run as administrator
Type NET START SPOOLER
Exit and restart your printer and your computer
I will works fine right now.
NOTE : You can bypass the C:Drive procedure and just type NET STOP SPOOLER AND NET START SPOOLER in the DOS COMMAND PROMPT if you believe that there are no printing jobs pending.
Another procedure is to download this troubleshooting software and follows the troubleshooter wizard and it will fix your print spooler service automatically and some common problems as well. Click here to start downloading.
I hope it helps you solving your print spooler problem. Regards to all readers.
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