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My printer stopped working. It says the Print Spooler isn't running. How do I get that running again so I can use my printer?

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Got START ->RUN.Type services.msc in RUN box and press ENTER or OK.

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You will see a windows pops up.Search for Print spooler in that.See the pic below

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Once you find Print spooler , just right click on that and click on START



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Once its done you can start priniting

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Printer stop printing


It could be the Print Spooler service on your computer that's not properly working. Try these steps to fix the problem:
  1. Browse to Start -> Run... and type in NET STOP SPOOLER (this will stop the print spooler service)
  2. Browse to your windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS\ folder. You should see files there ending in .SPL and .SHD created around the time you tried to print - delete these files.
  3. Browse to Start -> Run... and type in NET START SPOOLER (this will restart the print spooler service)

Try to print a document again to verify that the problem is fixed.

Mar 11, 2012 | Lexmark X5470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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HOW TO CHECK AND FIX PRINT SPOOLER SERVICE THAT CAUSES UNABLE TO PRINT FILE...


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
Then try to print again and it will surely solve your printing problem.


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Another procedure :

Go to START
Right click on DOS command prompt and run as administrator
You should be in this command directory before you
Type CMD and be sure you are in this directory C:Windows\System32
And if not, type this to change the directory, CHDIR C:Windows\System32
Type NET STOP SPOOLER and message will appear like this


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Exit and go to C: DRIVE
Choose WINDOWS and click show content if not view all the folder files
Choose SYSTEM32
Choose SPOOL
Choose printer and delete printing jobs if any
Again right click on Command prompts and run as administrator
Type NET START SPOOLER
Exit and restart your printer and your computer
I will works fine right now.


NOTE : You can bypass the C:Drive procedure and just type NET STOP SPOOLER AND NET START SPOOLER in the DOS COMMAND PROMPT if you believe that there are no printing jobs pending.


Another procedure is to download this troubleshooting software and follows the troubleshooter wizard and it will fix your print spooler service automatically and some common problems as well.
Click here to start downloading.

I hope it helps you solving your print spooler problem. Regards to all readers.

on Mar 24, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Can't print. local print spool not working


Try the steps below to clear the print queue and restart your print spooler:

1. Browse to Start -> Run... and type in NET STOP SPOOLER (this will stop the print spooler service)

2. Browse to your windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS\ folder. You should see files there ending in .SPL and .SHD created around the time you tried to print - delete these files.

3. Browse to Start -> Run... and type in NET START SPOOLER (this will restart the print spooler service)


Try to print a document again to verify that the problem is fixed.

Jan 11, 2012 | Lexmark X5495 Printer

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Printer won't print from computer


Try the steps below to clear the print queue and restart your print spooler:
1. Browse to Start -> Run... and type in NET STOP SPOOLER (this will stop the print spooler service)
2. Browse to your windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS\ folder. You should see files there ending in .SPL and .SHD created around the time you tried to print - delete these files.
3. Browse to Start -> Run... and type in NET START SPOOLER (this will restart the print spooler service)
Try to print a document again to verify that the problem is fixed.

Jan 11, 2012 | Lexmark X5495 All-in-One &USB...

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Only printing 7%


If you're using Windows, it could be that your Print Spooler is not running properly. Please follow the steps below to fix the problem:

1. Browse to Start -> Run... and type in NET STOP SPOOLER (this will stop the print spooler service)

2. type in NET START SPOOLER (this will restart the print spooler service).


Try to print a document again to verify that the problem is fixed.

Oct 10, 2011 | Lexmark X4650 InkJet Printer

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It kep saying that the spooling is not working


It could be that the Print Spooler service has stopped and won't let you print. Please follow the steps below to fix the problem:

1. Browse to Start -> Run... and type in "NET STOP SPOOLER" (this will stop the print spooler service)

2. Browse to your windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS\ folder. You should see files there ending in .SPL and .SHD created around the time you tried to print - delete these files.

3. Browse to Start -> Run... and type in "NET START SPOOLER" (this will restart the print spooler service)

4. Double click the printer icon in the lower-right corner of your taskbar to examine your print job queue and browse to View -> Refresh.



Try to print again.

Jul 25, 2011 | Lexmark X2600 InkJet Printer

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My lexmark p707 has just stopped printing. It keeps cancelling jobs and tells me to reinsert the cartridges (which I have done). But is still not working. Help pls?


It could be due to the Print Spooler on your computer. Please follow steps below to ensure print spooler service is running and print queue is clear from pending print jobs.
  1. Browse to Start -> Run... and type in "NET STOP SPOOLER" (this will stop the print spooler service)
  2. Browse to your windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS\ folder. You should see files there ending in .SPL and .SHD created around the time you tried to print - delete these files.
  3. Browse to Start -> Run... and type in "NET START SPOOLER" (this will restart the print spooler service)
  4. Double click the printer icon in the lower-right corner of your taskbar to examine your print job queue and browse to View -> Refresh.
Try to print again.

Jun 23, 2011 | Lexmark P707 Photo Jetprinter InkJet

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Printer will not print the ink packages are new but the indicator on print que shows (?) on both black and color indicators. the que shows printer 1 to 3 % progress then stops. thank you for your help


It could be that the print spooler service on your computer has stopped. - Browse to Start -> Run... and type in "NET STOP SPOOLER" (this will stop the print spooler service)


- type in "NET START SPOOLER" (this will restart the print spooler service)
Try to print again.

May 23, 2011 | Lexmark X4650 InkJet Printer

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Printer Spooler service!


Click on "Start, Run", type "services.msc"

On the right side of the services window, scroll down to "Print Spooler". Double-click it.

If startup type is "disabled", click the drop-down and set to "Automatic" and then click "Start". If already on automatic, click "Stop" to stop the service. Once stopped, click "Start" to restart the service.

Reboot and try again :)

Hope this helps - remember to rate!

Oct 01, 2008 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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Spooler subsystem has stopped working


Hi,
if u not getting print due to " Spooler subsystem app has stopped working " Error then go to Run---->type "services.msc"------->u get services console----------->select "Print Spooler"go to propriety ---------->check start-up type ------>if it is disable select automatic &press start for get start (if it is alredy started then get service stop & after get start with automatic )

if there is problem in printing due to Spooler it should be resolved


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Jun 22, 2008 | HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

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