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HP clj3505 print spooler

We have over 100 computers that will throw up a print spooler not available error (have to restart print spooler) when attempting to print at random intervals. Anyone else had this issue with the HP 3500 series laser jets?

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  • kristaleary Dec 08, 2008

    I should mention that computers are all on a Novell network and we are running XP Pro.



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Set to PRINT DIRECTLY TO PRINTER in control panel.

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Printer spooler service not running

The spooler is not on your printer it is in the Windows folder on your computer and is used to hold documents whilst preparing to print.
Normally this service is set to start automatically and there are a number of reasons why it may of stopped but try this:
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In the page that appears click "Services and applications" and Click "Services"
Navigate down to "Print Spooler" and double click on that line.
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and click on the "Start Button"
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See if there is any spooler.exe running in your task manager. Press ctrl, alt + delete to go there. If you see the process, click to highlight then end it. Then restart your computer and the printer itself. Then try to initiate a print again once everything is loaded.

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I have an HP 1020 printer. I cannot undertake any operation as the words " printer spooler not running " continues to appear on the screen. I tried to delete the printer and reinstall , without...

Hi there,
Print spooler not running is not the printer error, it happens when the print spooler service starts working in windows, For making it enable you dont have to reinstall the drivers for the printer, as print spooler service is for every printer, even if you put another printer the result will be the same
To Enable Print Spooler Open Control Panel
Go to administrative Tools>Services (For Windows XP Users)
Control Panel\System and Security\Administrative Tools( for windows 7 users)
Open Services Find Print Spooler in the list
Right click the service and make it stop, if its already stop set it to Start and then again give prints
Double click on the service and set "Startup type to AUTOMATIC". You should now be able to get prints from your printer
Now restart your desktop/laptop and check if the service is still working by giving any test print.
Hope it will solve your issue
If you require more assistance, regarding this topic feel free to reply
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The print spooler service is not running

Restarting the Print Spooler
  • Before completely resetting the print spooler, you should first attempt to restart the print spooler service to see if it fixes your printing issues. To do so in Windows, open the Start menu and click on the "Control Panel" icon. Then open the "Administrative Tools" folder and double-click on the "Services" icon. Scroll down to the "Print Spooler" entry and click on it. If the service is not currently running, click the "Start" link on the left side of the window. If the print spooler is running, hit the "Restart" link. After the service has started again, try adding a new printer or printing another document to see if the issue has been resolved. if not do the following:

  • Reset the Print Spooler Files
  • After successfully booting your computer into safe mode, you can remove and reset the system's print spooler files. Open the Start menu and click on the "My Computer" icon. Go into the C: drive and navigate to the "Windows\System32\Spool" directory. Open the "Printers" and "Drivers" folders and delete all of the contents in them. Once the files have been deleted, restart your computer again and boot in standard mode. The print spooler files will be reset and the errors should no longer appear.

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    The other easy option which usually works is just restarting your computer. This will restart your print spooler as well.

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    In general, try a new printer cable. If you are using a hub or print server, try a direct connection to the computer. If the printer reads as ready but has jobs stuck in the queue, stop and restart the spooler. (One way to do this on all Windows OSes - open the command prompt (Run as Administrator in Vista or Win7) type "net stop spooler" < hit enter key> without the quotes. At the next prompt, type "net start spooler" <enter> again without the quotes. Restart the computer.)

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    I appreciate the opportunity to help you. Try the following:

    Check dependency services on Print Spooler
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    2.Double click the “Print Spooler” service.
    3.Choose “Dependencies” Tab and remember the services name.
    4.In the service list window, find the dependency services and try to start them.
    5.Please try to start the “Print Spooler” service again.

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