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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.

Resolution:

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.

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It keeps on printing things i dont ask for the next day. And when i want it at the time it wont work


If you're using Windows, it could be a problem with your Print Spooler and your print jobs are getting stuck. Please follow the steps below to fix the issue:

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 to verify that the problem is fixed. If the problem continues, please contact Lexmark Technical Support Center for additional assistance.

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How do I cancel ALL print jobs on the HP 4700? There are a great many of them.


IF you have a windows operating system please got to printers and faxes(xp) or devices and printers, right click on your printer and choose 'cancel all documents'
or go to run>type 'servies.msc'>find 'print spooler' and restart it.

May 18, 2011 | HP LaserJet 4700 Printer

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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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Operation could not br completed. The print spooler service is not running


Hi There,

If your print spooler service is not running, then follow the below steps to get it working :

Step 1 :
* Start > run > services.msc > ok
* Select the service name called print spooler from the list.
* Check the status on the print spooler service, if it is stopped, then right click and select start or restart.
* Then the spooler service will start working....

Step 2 : ( NOTE :USE THIS STEP ONLY WHEN YOUR STEP 1 DOESN'T WORK )
In this case, we assume that the print spooler service is gone bad and we would have to recreate the spooler service.

* Start > run > cmd > ok
* Type: sc delete spoolsv (this will delete the corrupted spooler for us to create a new print spooler)
* Reboot the system and after rebooting the computer back.

* Start > run > cmd > ok
* Type: sc create spoolsv (this will create a new print spooler service)
* Reboot the system and this time the print spooler service is a new and fresh spooler and it should work normal and perfectly.

Enjoy printing !!


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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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I am not able to install printer direct to singal pc


first check below thinghs and try....

1. start..>run..>type services.msc ..>enter...> check printer spooler servies started or not (If not started means start it )

2. uninstall the printer driver what ever you install before

3. make sure that you have more than 3 GB space in your c drive


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I am trying to cancel the commands but it wont work. now i think i have to re-install it which i dont know.


in command prompt run this command..

net stop spooler
&
net start spooler.

after this restart the computer..

if it doesnt work then we can try with uninstalling and re-installing.

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Cannot get Microsoft works to open in vista


If you stop the print spooler service...that should allow Works to open up.

  1. Open Computer Management.
  2. In the console tree, click Services.
    Where?
    • Computer Management/Services and Applications/Services
  3. In the details pane, double-click Print Spooler.
  4. Do one of the following depending on the task you want to do:
    Click Stop to stop the service.
    Click Start to start the service.


  • To open Computer Management, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.
  • When you stop the Print Spooler service, it might stop other dependent services.
  • The print spooler runs under the Local Computer system account by default.
  • You can also start and stop the Print Spooler service through a command-prompt command. For more information, see Related Topics.

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Printer Spooler service!


click on start ..RUN.....type cmd......type sc config spooler depend= RPCSS......click on start ..RUN......type services.msc.......look for ptrint spooler......it will be started if not then double click on print spooler and click on start.

Now try installing the printer.

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