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I have to restart the print spooler, deleat the printer and re-install the printer in order to get it to work. This is after I turn the computer off and back on. This is the only way I print anything.

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    I HAVE TO TURN THE SPOOLER OFF. HOW DO I DO THAT?

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Check your settings both in the computer and software in the printer properties. Turn off the spooler setting and have the printer print directly to the computer.

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I printed all the pages I wanted and stopped the printing. today I want to print something else and it wants to prin about 30 pages I don't want, help


Hi

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

Please rate and make a comment if you find this solution very helpful and might help others as well. Post more comments if you need more help.

Apr 14, 2011 | Printers & Copiers

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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 | Printers & Copiers

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Print spooler not working


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.

Don't forget to vote thanks!!!!

Nov 02, 2010 | HP Printers & Copiers

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Spooler turned off


The print spooler servie might be turned off.
Click on start go to run type services.msc
locate print spooler double click it and then select startup type automatic and then click on start. close all the windows, restart the computer and then try again it should work.

Jun 22, 2010 | HP Photosmart C5280 InkJet Printer

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Windows could not start the spooler service on local computer when trying to connect hp c309a printer


If you the print spooler isn't working, you can either manually turn it off and on by going into your control panel - Administrative Tools - Services - Print Spooler - Then click the restart button.

The other easy option which usually works is just restarting your computer. This will restart your print spooler as well.

Hope this helps! :)

May 03, 2010 | HP Photosmart Premium C309A All-In-One...

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I can not print unless I restart my computer


If you have Windows XP go to Start>Settings>Control Panel>Administrative Tools> Print Spooler.

Stop the print spooler.

Turn the printer off.

Turn the printer on.

Start the print spooler.

I have the same problem.

Nov 13, 2008 | HP Deskjet F335 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Printer locks up


  1. Click Start, Printers and Faxes and double-click on the Lexmark printer driver.
  2. Open the Printer menu and select Cancel All Documents. This will purge the print queue so as to allow the printer to print or uninstall the driver.
  3. If the print jobs are not removed from the queue, click Start, Run, type Net Stop Spooler, and press ENTER.
  4. Click Start, Shutdown, and select Restart. The documents or the print jobs should be removed.
If you are having difficulty deleting the print jobs in the printer spooler, do the following:
  1. Restart the PC in "safe mode". To do this:
    1. Click Start, Shut Down and select Restart.
    2. While the PC is restarting, press the F8 key on the keyboard. Note: Do not hold down the key down, but be aware that you may need to press it several times.
  2. When in safe mode, click Start, My Computer.
  3. Double-click on the (C:) drive.
  4. Double-click on the Windows folder.
  5. Double-click on the System32 folder.
  6. Double-click on the Spool folder.
  7. Double-click on the Printers folder.
  8. Select the contents of this folder and click Delete.

Mar 22, 2008 | Lexmark X3480 All-In-One Printer

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