Printer Spooler Not Working in Microsoft® Windows® 7
What are the reasons due to which printer spooler not working in Windows 7?
Windows 7 has advanced features for both networking and usability. Windows 7 operating system has various features that are suited for the sharing of printers in the network. The print spooler service could not be able to run in some computers. Computer would not be able to communicate printers when the print spooler is not running. This error would occur if there are wrong settings of print spooler service or the Remote Procedure Call service would exist. If there are some problems with printer drivers then it would cause issues with the printer spooler. Make sure that you install the appropriate drivers for the printer.
Following tips might help you in overcoming the spooler issue in Windows 7:
- Reinstall printer drivers
- Check print spooler service
- Configure remote procedure call service
Reinstall printer drivers
The spooler issue is mainly caused due to issues or bugs in the printer software. You need to reinstall printer drivers to fix the issue. You might go to the manufacturer’s website and fix the issue. Click on 'Start' and then you need to select 'Control Panel'. Now select the 'Add or Remove Programs' icon from it and choose the printer driver installed in the computer and remove it. Then you need to install a new compatible printer driver.
Check print spooler service
The print spooler service needs to be checked. For this, click on 'Start' button and then, control panel. After that you need to click on 'Administrative Tools' and then select the services icon and check for the print spooler service. Right click on that option and choose start. You need to double click the 'Print Spooler' option and change start up type to automatic. This would solve the problem to certain extent.
Remote Procedure Call service is a service that needs to be checked if the printer is not working properly. Click on 'Administrative Tools' and select 'Services' form the 'Control panel. A list of services that are being installed in the computer will be highlighted in the Window. You need to locate Remote Procedure Call form it and change the start up type to 'Automatic'. Running status of ‘Remote Procedure Call Service’ needs to be verified.
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