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Printing Error Trying to add a printer. I keep getting an error message "OPERATION COULD NOT BE COMPLETED. THE PRINT SPOOLER SERVICE IS NOT RUNNING." How can I fix this problem. My computer is home use only.

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  • mykeylykey Mar 30, 2008

    I am having pretty much the same problem when installing my printer to one of my puters. I have a lexmark X5270 and am trying to get it to work on my Dell puter. When I get it started installing I get this spool service has stopped working. So when I try to print something I get this script error message and it doesnt print. I don't know if its because of this vista os or what. Dont know if you can help me but I have to ask someone. Thanks

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Try this... Click Start -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services -> Double-click The Printer Spooler service and the change the startup type to Automatic. After that restart your
computer and see what happen.

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Try this:

1. Power off the printer
2. After re-boot: click start, control panel, printers & faxes and delete the printer.
3. Re-install the printer with the original driver disc.
There are many suggested solutions to spool problems but try this first. If this does not work we'll go to the other solutions.

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What is "Printer spooler service "?


You typically install drivers AFTER clicking ADD A PRINTER, not before. And you do it only at the request of the computer! If it is a plug and play printer and if both your computer and printer are recent models, then simply plug in the USB cord and the computer should recognize the printer automatically.

If it is not plug and play, you will have to install drivers but you do that only after clicking ADD A PRINTER. And after clicking Add a printer, you wait for the computer to prompt you for the drivers. Choose to load it from a disc (if you have such) or from where you downloaded it to your computer (from the manufacturer's website.)

If you have no printer symbol, the printer has not been recognized by the computer. The spooler service is a Windows service that must be running before a printer can operate. But it is unlikely that you have to manually start that service! It is more likely that printer has not been recognized because the drivers have not yet been installed properly. This is why you get your error message about a spooler not running. The spooler process will run only after the printer has been recognized and that requires proper installation of the drivers.

You might go to the manufacturer's website and download the drivers for your particular printer and operating system from there.

Sometimes, the difference between success and failure is merely just when you attached the USB cord between the printer and the computer during installation! In some instances, you may have to wait to attach the cord until you have run all the installation software or when the computer prompts you. I suspect you will not presently find the printer listed in devices in device manager.

Good luck!

Dec 23, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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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:
Right click on "Computer" in your Menu and then left click on "Manage".
In the page that appears click "Services and applications" and Click "Services"
Navigate down to "Print Spooler" and double click on that line.
A box should appear showing properties of the Spooler.
It should show
"Startup Type = Automatic"
"Service Status = Running"
If neither of these are true then change the Startup type to Automatic
and click on the "Start Button"
The service will then either start or tell you why it cannot start.

Nov 21, 2013 | LG Computers & Internet

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Printer spooler service not running


Is this an error message or a statement? If you need to start the spooler service, you can either open command window and type:
"net start spooler" without the quotation marks and press ENTER or click START button, right-click on Computer and select Manage. Then on the left, expand "Services and Applications" and click on "Services". Afterward, scroll down till you locate Print Spooler and its Startup Type should be "Automatic" and Status should be "Started" but due to the error, I am guessing the status is "Stopped". If the Startup Type is indeed set to "Automatic" then rebooting the computer should start this service automatically as listed, if you keep getting the same error message then there is something either preventing this service from starting or it is stopping it when you try to use it. Not very common but faulty or corrupt printer drivers could cause that so that would be the first thing to check unless you have other errors or issues on this computer that might indicate a filesystem corruption, bad Windows image or malware infection.
Need more info. I am sorry but this is a good example of "How not to ask for help". Better description of the issue, better the help you will receive.

Nov 21, 2013 | LG Computers & Internet

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Spooling error


What make and model printer ?
There are a variety of reasons why a printer may feed a blank page through. This is, in some cases, an error. In other cases though it is a mistake in the page count or a simple matter of the printer trying to maintain itself.
Maintenance If a user has just loaded new paper into the printer or if an error message has recently been cleared the printer may run a blank page through.
Usually this is to make sure that the print path is now clear and that the next sheet it positioned correctly for printing.
Page Count
When a document is edited there is sometimes a blank sheet left at the end of the document. So, for example, if a 10 page document is edited down to nine pages, the computer and printer still sometimes read it as a 10-page document when a user hits the print key.
Page Separator
In some cases where a large number of documents are being printed, users may set a blank page separator.
This puts a blank page between copies of a document to show where one ends and the next begins.
A quick look at the printer's settings or control panel will tell you if this option has been turned on.
Fix a Printer Spool Error
When you send a job to your local or network printer, the print spooler is what keeps track of that job's location in the queue.
If the print spooler is not running, your job will not be able to reach the printer, so it is important to know how to resolve print spooler errors when they occur.

Click on the "Start" button and choose "Control Panel" from the menu.
Double-click the "Printers and Faxes" icon and locate your printer.
Double-click on the printer to get the list of jobs in the queue.
If you see any jobs in an error status, right-click on those jobs and choose "Cancel" from the menu.

Close the "Printers and Faxes" window and double-click on the "Administrative Tools" icon. Choose "Services" from the menu.
Scroll through the list until you see "Print Spooler," then right-click and choose "Start" from the drop-down list.
This restarts your print spooler and allow your jobs to print.
Right-click on "Print Spooler" again and choose "Properties" from the menu.
Go to the "Startup" option and set it to "Automatic."
This ensures that the print spooler starts each time your computer does.
Print spooler
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/itprovistaprinting/thread/cad5221a-d21b-4bf0-8e86-cacae254cb52

Apr 27, 2013 | Packard Bell Computers & Internet

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I cannot get my document printed. when i try to print I get the message printer is busy then , another message that states a printing error occurred appears


Open Notepad and type the following lines:
net stop spooler
del %systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\*.shd
del %systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\*.spl
net start spooler

Save it in your root directory as: C:\DeletePrintJobs.cmd
Create a shortcut for it and move it to your Desktop

Now everytime you have print job(s) that got stuck in the print queue
go to your desktop and Double Click on the DeletePrintJobs.cmd

It will clear all pending print jobs in the print queue and allow you to
print new jobs again.

Jul 18, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I cannot print from my computer. There seems to be printing locked in my printer .this is blocking me from printing any documents from on line


Until you are part of domain network or nothing new installed related to firewall printing might not be blocked. You can check for 2 things to make sure software side is not of problem
1. Printer driver is installed ( to check go to start->settings->printer and faxes and see if the printer driver is listing there or not, if it is there make sure that one is your default printer)
2. Print spooler service is running or not. ( If you are not able to find any drivers in printer and faxes, then for sure you print spooler service is not running, to start print spooler click on start->go to run-> type "services.msc" and hit enter, on the right side of service window search for print spooler service, double click and click on start to start the spooler service.

If above doesnt solve the problem, check followings

1.Make sure all cables are connected proper and there are no loose ends on both side, printer and computer side.
2. Make sure there are no errors on printer ( led's indicating error message)
3. If in network, make sure proper IP address and proper driver is installed and you are able to reach the ip address by pinging. ( goto run->type cmd>hit enter> type ping followed by ip address, it should generate reply )

May 15, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Printer spooler problem


you may wish to reinstall the printer program that you have for that printer as well as confirming the software is in fact for that operating system.

Robert

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Sharing my computers and my printer on ahome network


At first you need to share the printer. in another computer now you can add printer.

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Wont let me install printer when trying to add printer this is what it says (operation could not be completed. the print spooler is not running. could u please tell me how to solve this problem so i can...


Go to the services and check to see that the print spooler is started.
If you don't know how to find Windows Services in Windows XP, click on Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, and Services. Scroll down to print spooler. click on start or set it to automatic.

Sep 25, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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