So are you saying that the printer looks like it's about to print but then gives you a red error light? If so I think I had the same problem. It is to do with a faulty part (very cheap). The part is a kind of roller that picks up the paper. In some CLP-300s the rollers surface is too coarse, thus not picking up enough paper.
I had a service department change it for me, did it in 5 mins.
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Hi Basti here,
If you are receiving SPOOL.SVC or PRINT SPOOLER ERRORS when trying to uninstall/reinstall your printer, or when trying to print a document or access the printer properties, please follow the steps below.
The following are examples of some of the messages you may be receiving:
Spool.svc is not running. Make the service active and try again. Printer Properties cannot be displayed. The print spooler service is not running. Printer cannot be removed. The print spooler service is not running. Windows cannot print due to a problem with the current printer setup. (When clicking Add Printer) Operation could not be completed.
NOTE: Only these types of errors warrant the troubleshooting steps clearly defined below.
SPOOL.SVC is an operating system function which carries files through the operating system for printing. It must be STARTED (active) to be able to print or access any printer's functions. This file usually starts automatically with Windows, however operating system issues may cause it to become stopped. You cannot uninstall or reinstall a driver while this service is stopped.
Please try the following to start the service again:
1) Click on START, right click MY COMPUTER, left click MANAGE. 2) On the left column, double-left click SERVICES AND APPLICATIONS, then click SERVICES. 3) Locate and highlight the PRINT SPOOLER on the list of Services. 4) Click START THE SERVICE.
If errors occur and the service cannot be started, there is another issue within the operating system itself.
S.P.O.O.L. == Simultaneous Peripheral Output On Line
The "spool" is a combination of disk-space on your 'C:' drive, and software to "accept" the print-image (as fast as MS Word can create the print-image), and save the print-image to disk-space,
so that MS Word can report "print completed", so that you can use MS Word, instead of waiting until the physical printing has completed.
Then, the printer-spooling software will read from the print-image file, and send it to the printer, only as fast as the printer will accept it.
Go to control panel, printers. Set your defaults there. You probably have spooling enabled. Uncheck it and your print job will go to the printer, rather than to spooling. Spooling is like rolling the print job up on a spool until the whole thing is processed, then unwinding it to the printer.
Delete the spool printer files
safe mode, delete the spool printer files. To do this, start
Microsoft Windows Explorer, and then delete all the files in the following folder (where C: is the drive where
Windows XP is installed):