Fix Printer Spooler Issues
Are you aware of the issues that can occur with printer spooler and the ways to fix them?
In order to manage all the printing jobs in your system there is a special program responsible for this called print spooler. Print spooler sends the printing request to the system printer or to the print server. The print spooler software program may also help in deleting the print job that is being processed and also may manage the print jobs currently waiting to be printed in the printer. The print spooler program may also allow users to schedule for printing jobs that are to be carried out in the system. For taking the printouts, it transfers messages from the system to the printer. There are chances in which the print spooler sometimes faces certain issues that may hinder your printing tasks.
Following are some information about the issue when a user is unable to add a printer and receives printer spooler errors and some tips to fix such issues:
- Printer spooler errors
- Causes for spooler errors
- Tips to fix the spooler errors
Printer spooler errors
When the users try to start the print spooler service or when the users are unable to add a printer, then they may receive the following error message “Spooler subsystem app has encountered a problem and needs to close”. This also appears when the user starts or stops the spooler services. When you click 'Add a printer' option in your system, you may also receive an error message like "Operation could not be completed and cannot add a printer".
Causes for spooler errors
The spooler errors that arise when a user is unable to add a printer mainly occurs due to third-party printer driver or a third-party service that is already installed in the system. This installed software may prevent users from adding printers. It also creates this issue if the third-party printer driver or the third-party service affects the functionality of a newly installed printer.
In order to resolve the spooler issues, users may need to conduct certain steps. To fix the issues, you need to reinstall the correct drivers in your computer that is compatible with the printer and operating system. You may also need to modify the registry entries to fix the issues. Also, check the printer spooler for any hardware damage.
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