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Printer spooler will not work on XP pro

Every time I start my printer services, I an no longer access my control panel and printers menu. I never gives an error, it just does not respond when I click on printers and faxes to printer something. Not sure what is happening here, any help would be appreciative. Thanks.

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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
Regards, BA

Jan 14, 2011 | HP LaserJet 1020 Printer

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Printer was working, but is not now. All cables are hooked up properly and have been disconnected and reconnected. I have several documents in the memory to be printed, but the printer will not respond. ...


Here are four things you can try; may not have to perfom all:

Check to see if your printer is off-Line

1.Open the Printers, Printer and Faxes, or Device and Printers folder.

To do this:

Windows XP users; Click on Start > Settings > Printers an Faxes or Start > Control Panel > Printers and Faxes.

Windows Vista users; Click on Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Printers.

Windows 7 users; Click on Start > Device and Printers.

2.Right-click on the printer object (icon), and select Use Printer Online.

3.Microsoft Windows 7 users will double-click on icon, select printer and then de-select Use Printer Offline.


Printer Paused

The printer or print queue is paused and the print queue icon remains in the notification area ('systray') of the task bar.

Explanation:This is typically an end user error. Hint: Dragging the mouse cursor over the print queue icon in the notification area will reveal (1,2,3) document(s) pending for (User name).

What to do:

•Double-click on the print queue icon to open the print queue.
•Click on Printer in the upper left-hand corner of the menu bar.
•Is there a check mark next to Pause Printing?

-If yes, click on Pause Printing to turn off this Windows feature.

-If no, confirm that there is a check mark next to Set As Default Printer and make sure Use Printer Offline is not selected.


Delete print jobs from the print queue

Access the print queue.

Delete all print jobs

• Click on Printer in the toolbar and then click on Cancel All Documents,
or
• Right-click in the print queue and select Cancel All Documents from the pop-up menu.

You can also delete individual print jobs

1.Highlight the individual job in the print queue by clicking on it.

2.Right-click on the highlighted job and select Cancel from the pop-up menu.

IMPORTANT! If a job is stuck in the print queue and cannot be deleted or canceled using the above steps, there may be an issue with the printer spooler that controls the printing options in Windows. If you observe this symptom, it may be necessary to stop and restart the print spooler; then retrun to delete print jobs.


How to Stop and Restart the Print Spooler

Problem:

Unable to cancel print jobs; Unable to print; Print queue is unresponsive; Locked print queue; Unable to print; Cannot cancel print job; Printer driver not responding

Solution:

The print spooler controls print options within Windows. A problem with the print spooler can affect printer driver performance and Windows print queue responsiveness. Stop and Start the print spooler to see if observed symptoms subside or remain.

Method 1: Using Administrative Tools

Step Action

1 Click on the Windows logo start button.

2 Click on Control Panel on the right-hand side of the start menu contents.

3 Click on Maintenance.
4 Click on Administrative Tools.

5 Click on Services. NOTE: You may have to provide an administrator profile and password.
6 Scroll through the list and look for Print Spooler.

7
The following two options are available to stop and start the print spooler:

•Click once on Print Spooler to highlight it, and then click on the Stop or Start links in the right-hand window pane,
or
•Double-click on Print Spooler, and click on the Stop button followed by the Start button.

8 Observe the status column in the Services window to verify that the print spooler is stopped or started as applicable.


Trust this helps to resolve your problem. Please vote.

Dec 29, 2010 | Lexmark X5495 Printer

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PRINTER AND COMPUTER WERE WORKING OK. SUDDENLY WHEN I WANT TO PRINT A MESSAGE SAYS:WINDOS CAN'T OPEN . THE LOCAL PRINT SPOOLER SERVICE IS NOT RUNNING.RESART THE SPOOLER OR RESTART THE MACHINE. WHAT'S THE...


Print spooler is a service (part of OS) which basically sorts out the info to be sent to the printer to perform the printing task.

To turn on in XP go to Control Panel/Admin Too;s/Services (in classic view) or Control Panel/Performance & Mainainance/Admin Tools/Services.

Scroll down to Print spooler and double click. In the box that opens start up type should be automatic. You can also start the service from this box.

I preume Vista will be something similar.

Mar 24, 2010 | Acer Office Equipment & Supplies

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Unable to delete pending jobs


To cancel one or more print jobs, follow these steps.


1. Go to Control panel - Printers .
2. Right-click the icon for your printer, and then click

Open.
3. To cancel individual print jobs, right-click the print job

that you want to cancel, and then click Cancel.
4. To cancel all print jobs, click Cancel All Documents on

the Printer menu.

Alternatively if this doesnt work you have to restart the spooler service

1.Go to Control Panel - Click Administrative Tools.
2.Double-click Services.
3. Stop the service called Print Spooler.
4. Click Start to restart the Print Spooler. Then click OK.


Hope this helps.

Mar 12, 2010 | HP LaserJet P4015N Printer

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I cannot print, the service spooler is not running


In run window type services.msc and the go to print spooler option just stop and restart the service.
Hope this helps. Please rate my response.
Thanks.
Have a good day.

Feb 22, 2010 | HP LaserJet 1022 Printer

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What does the print spooler service is not running mean?


Things You'll Need:
  • PC computer running Windows XP or Vista
  • Logged in with the administrator account
  1. Go into the Start Menu and click on the "Control Panel" icon.
  2. Double-click on the "Administrative Tools" icon in the pop-up window.
  3. Double-click on the "Services" shortcut icon, which will open a full list of all available computer services
  4. Use the scroll bar on the right side of the window to find the "Print Spooler" options.
  5. Click on "Start the Service" to turn on the printer spooler and allow printing to begin again. Regards

May 02, 2009 | HP PhotoSmart 7550 InkJet Printer

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Printer is not working.


Hi Surenderpdsi
 
It sounds as if the printer spooler needs re-starting.
 
This is the path to the printer spooler service,
 
Windows XP Path (category view)
Start – Control Panel – Performance and maintenance – Administrative tools – Services.
 
Windows Vista Path (category view)
Start – Control Panel – System and Maintenance – Administrative tool – Services.
 
 
Once in Services both XP and Vista are the same.
 
Look down the list till you find Printer Spooler.
 
Once found, right click your mouse on Print Spooler and select Properties.
 
In the properties box that open the service status should read “Started” if not click on start.
 
If it says the spooler is started click stop, wait till the spooler has stopped then click start.
This will re-start the spooler and should fix your problem.
 
Hope this helps,
 
MK Support.

Mar 15, 2009 | HP DeskJet 3745 Printer

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My HPF4180 deskjet shows an E and cartridge lights? are blinking


you have toi go ahead and start the spooler service.
here's how you can go to the Services Menu

if you have XP:
>> click on the start button
>> click on Run
>> type in "services.msc"

if you have VISTA:
>> click on the start button
>> click on Start Search
>> type in "services.msc"

The Services Menu would open up
you will see a lot of service names listed on the right hand side..

>> Now look for a service name that says "print spooler"
>> right click on it
>> click on start..

this will start the service..
restart the computer once you have done that..
this will hopefully resolve your issue..

Feb 12, 2009 | HP Deskjet F4180 All-in-One InkJet Printer

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Document locked in que


Solution #1 Have you tried to power off the computer itself? The document is most likely locked in the PC not the printer. Unplug the printer's power, power down the computer, wait a minute or so then restart the computer. Once the machine has loaded check the print queue to verify the document is no longer there, if so you can plug the printer back in and the issue should be resolved.

Solution #2
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.

Oct 15, 2008 | HP PSC 1350 All-In-One Thermal Printer

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"Error 1068 Could not start the Printer Spooler on local Computer"


HI,
right click on my computer -> select manage -> one should be services and something (or something like that) open that and go to services -> find the printer spool service and right click on it -> click on properties -> in the printer spool service properites click the "Start" button and also under a drop down menu change it from "Disabled" to "Automatic".... This is what you did right ?

Log in to Administrator account and try it there. If that doesn't work then install a fresh copy of Windows Xp. It should work now. Thank you.


Sep 07, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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