Print Spooler and fax services have to be restarted daily
Every day at about the same time each day, my printer stops working. Then I have to open up services and restart the print spooler and the fax. I thought it was something with my printer because I purchased the demo'd model until one of my clients had the same exact problem. Please help, it's annoying and a production killer.
Re: Print Spooler and fax services have to be restarted...
Hi julie the problem that you have posted seems that their is somekind of restriction on the computer
their is a tool called dialer fix you can get this thing in google ..try to run this tool and after running this file check that wether it is working or not if it doesnot work then i can suggest you to go ahead
to run and in run type in msconfig and try to change the boot oder for the computer try to change it to the normal boot and then check wether it is working or not
if it doesnot work then i can suggest u to contact me on fixya ,,,and i would be happy to help you
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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 Choose RUN Type SERVICES.MSC 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
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<p><br />If the Print Spooler service fails when printing or when Windows starts or it can not be restarted, the usual reason is that one or more printer drivers is defective. The simplest way to resolve this is to remove all the drivers and reinstall them again.<br />
<p><br />If the Print Spooler service is not running, the Printers and Faxes folder will be empty and you can not use it to remove (or add) printers or printer drivers. <br />
<p><br /><b>Resolution:</b><br />
<p> <br />
<p><b>Windows XP:</b><br /> <br />
<p>If the Print Spooler service is operational:<br />
<p>1.<span> </span><span>Open the <b>Printers and Faxes</b> folder, Start->Printers and Faxes.</span><br />
<p>2.<span> </span><span>Delete all of the <span>printers</span></span> <br />
<p>3.<span> </span><span>Click <b>File</b>, Server Properties</span> <br />
<p>4.<span> </span><span>Select the <b>Drivers</b> tab</span> <br />
<p>5.<span> </span><span>For each entry:</span> <br />
<p>a.<span> </span><span>Select the entry</span> <br />
<p>b.<span> </span><span>Click Remove</span> <br />
<p>If the Print Spooler service is not operational:<br />
<p>6.<span> </span><span>Open regedit Start->Run and type regedit.</span> <br />
<p>7.<span> </span><span>navigate to <b>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Environments\Windows NT x86\Drivers</b></span> <span>Under this key, there will be the keys Version-2 and Version-3 (one or the other of these may be absent - not a problem) the sub-keys under these contain the printer driver configuration information. Delete all the sub-keys inside Version-2 and Version-3, but <i>not</i> these keys themselves</span><br />
<p>8.<span> </span><span>Open a Command Prompt window</span> <br />
<p>9.<span> </span><span>Type the commands<br /> <span><b>net stop spooler</b></span><i><br /> </i><span><b>net start spooler</b></span></span> <br />
<p>10.<span> </span><span>Open Windows Explorer</span> <br />
<p>11.<span> </span><span>Navigate to <b>%systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\</b> and delete any files there. By default, this is where the <span>print spooler</span> stores print files.</span> <br />
<p>12.<span> </span><span>Navigate to <b>%systemroot%\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86</b>. Inside w32x86, there will be folders with the names 2 and 3 (one or more of these may be absent - not a problem) delete all of the files and sub-folders in each of the 2 and 3 folders, but not the folders themselves. Inside w32x86, there may be other folders with names starting with "hewlett_packard", "hphp" (ex. for HP printers) or something else; delete these folders also</span><br />
<p><span>13. </span><span>Restart the <span>print spooler</span> (see steps 8 and 9 above)</span><span> </span><br />
<p><b>Windows 7:</b><br />
Go to <b>services.msc</b> -> stop the printer spooler service.
Get into windows /system32/spool.
Find folder named printer and delete the contents of it.
Restart the printer spooler service, check for printing.
Restart the computer and check it again.</li></ol>
<p><span> </span>OR<br />
<p>cmd<span> </span>-- > net stop spooler<br />
<p>del /q /f /s "%systemroot%\System32\Spool\PRINTERS \*.*"<br />
<p>net start spooler
Hi Good day!!! Maybe your print spooler stop, check your printer spooler in your control panel "Start - Control panel - Performance and maintenance - Administrative tools -Services - check your print spooler in the services box. or simply restart it. and then restart your computer. your printer spooler should running now.
From the Start menu, select Control Panel. Then follow this path:
Administrative Tools > Services > Print Spooler
Once at the Print Spooler, right click on it. Select Stop. Leave this window open. Turn off your printer.
At the open Print Spooler window, right click on the Print Spooler, and select Start.
Go to the Start menu, and select Printers & Faxes. Find the printer you are having problems with and double click on it. From the menu, select Printer, then select Cancel All Documents. The documents should clear.
Turn on your printer. You sould now be able to print.
Have you checked if there are any Documents Stuck in Queue to print ? ( under Control panel - Printer and faxes folder )
Click on Start button Click on Run Type SERVICES.MSC and click ok look
for Print Spooler in the list highlight Print Spooler, Click on
STOP button then click on START close the window and check if the
print queue is gone. ( Refresh the Printers and Faxes folder )
If this does not fix the issue :
Click STart Click
RUN Type Cmd ( or COMMAND ) and hit enter In the black window
type NET STOP SPOOLER ( hit enter button ) Type NET START
SPOOLER ( hit enter button )
Repeat the Stop and START Command
4-5 times End the Command with NET START SPOOLER
Printers and faxes folder - Refresh the Window - the printer will show
Status ready with 0 document
Let me exaplin the cause why the jobs get stuck in queue:
When ever we try to print there is a windows service called print spooler that manages the print jobs in queue.
We can clear the jobs in queue by just disconnecting the usb cable and restarting the print spooler service.
Here are the steps to restart the print spooler
1.Click on start
2.Then click on Run
3.In the Run box type " net stop spooler "
Then press enter
Note: Type the text with out inverted cotes in the run box this will stop the print spooler service
Next we have to restart the print spooler
1.Click on start
2.Then click on Run
3In the Run box type " net start spooler " and press enter
Once done reconnect the usb cable and check for the jobs in queue.
If there are no jobs in queue you can set the print directly settings to avoid this issue in future.
Just open the printer and faxes folder and right click on the printer icon and select properties and then click on the advance tab and under it select the option print directly to printer and click on apply and Ok to save the settings.
Once done try to print this should resolve the issue..
Wish u success..