Fixing issue of printer spooler not running in Windows® 7
What are the reasons due to which printer spooler does not run in Windows 7? What are the different ways to fix the issue?
The Printer spooler sends the printing request to the computer printer or to the print server. It has the ability to delete the print job which is being processed and it also manages the print jobs that are currently waiting to be printed in the printer. The printer spooler service might help you to take the printouts in an efficient way. It transfers messages from the system to the printer in order to help you take printouts. There are chances wherein the printer spooler might face certain problems which might result in total failure of the printing process. The main errors caused in the printer spooler software program are related with the compatibility of the Operating System.
Following are tips to fix the issue of printer spooler service not running in Windows 7:
- Check printer drivers
- Check printer spooler service
- Tips to fix the problem
Check printer drivers
If the printer driver is not compatible with the Operating System, it might not support the printer spooler. To fix this problem, you can remove the printer driver from the system. You have to look for a program containing the printer driver in the 'Control panel'. When you find that program, remove the printer driver and the programs which are associated would be removed. After that, you need to install a compatible printer driver. Then the issues would be resolved.
Check printer spooler service
You have to check the settings of the printer spooler service. Open the 'Control panel' and then select 'Administrative Tools'. You need to double click on the 'Services' icon and then select the 'Print Spooler service'. Right click on that option and choose 'Start'. You need to double click on the 'Printer Spooler' option. After that, you need to change the startup type to automatic. Then the printer spooler service would automatically start when you restart the computer.
In order to fix the printer spooler error, you might need to fix the Windows registry. Registry is the directory that contains all the information on running all the software and hardware in the computer. Registry cleaner does its job well when the Printer Spooler error occurs in the registry. You might also fix the Printer Spooler error by reinstalling the applications which are reporting the Printer Spooler error. You can also check the Remote Procedure Call service and you need to ensure that the Startup type is set to Automatic.
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