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To start or stop the printer spooler from a command line, follow these steps:
1. Click Start - Run
2. Type the following: net stop spooler
3. Hit Enter
(this will stop the print spooler service)
4. Click Start - Run
5. Type the following: net start spooler
6. Hit Enter
(this will start the print spooler service)
I appreciate the opportunity to help you. Try the following:
Check dependency services on Print Spooler ================================ 1.Click "Start", input "services.msc" (without quotation marks) to Start Search bar and press "Enter". 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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If you are receiving SPOOL.SVC or PRINT SPOOLER ERRORS when trying to
uninstall/reinstall your printer, or when trying to print a document or
access the printer properties, please follow the steps below.
The following are examples of some of the messages you may be receiving:
Spool.svc is not running. Make the service active and try again. Printer Properties cannot be displayed. The print spooler service is not running. Printer cannot be removed. The print spooler service is not running. Windows cannot print due to a problem with the current printer setup. (When clicking Add Printer) Operation could not be completed.
NOTE: Only these types of errors warrant the troubleshooting steps clearly defined below.
is an operating system function which carries files through the
operating system for printing. It must be STARTED (active) to be able
to print or access any printer's functions. This file usually starts
automatically with Windows, however operating system issues may cause
it to become stopped. You cannot uninstall or reinstall a driver while
this service is stopped.
Please try the following to start the service again:
1) Click on START, right click MY COMPUTER, left click MANAGE. 2) On the left column, double-left click SERVICES AND APPLICATIONS, then click SERVICES. 3) Locate and highlight the PRINT SPOOLER on the list of Services. 4) Click START THE SERVICE.
If errors occur and the service cannot be started, there is another issue within the operating system itself.