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“Operation could not be completed. The Print Spooler Service is not running.”
What are the ways to solve the error “Operation could not be completed. The Print Spooler Service is not running.”?
Printers are needed for producing the hard copies of data present in the system. There are chances of issues with the printer installation. Many of the issues are being caused by when printer spooler service stops working. Print spooler would keep track of work that you send to both network and the local printer. If this service would not run, communication could not happen and as a result several issues would arise. One of such error message is the “Operation could not be completed. The print spooler service is not running”. So you need to start the printer spooler which has stopped. If there are corrupted drivers for printer, that would also cause such issues. If the Remote Procedure Call service is not running, that would also cause such issue. So you need to check for that and solve the issues.
Below given points are about the tips to solve the spooler error message:
- Change settings of print spooler service
- Verify the drivers
- Check Remote Procedure Call service (RPC)
Change settings of print spooler service
Firstly you would click Start button. You would then choose Control panel from the list. In that, you would look for Administrative Tools and double click that. You would click Services. You could see a list of entries there. You need to find and click the option called Print Spooler. You would double click that and change from startup type to Automatic. As a result, the print spooler service would start automatically when you try to restart the system. If you need to start spooler service at the instant you would click Start which is present below the Service Status field.
Verify the drivers
You need to check for drivers. There are chances that the driver would get corrupted. In such cases, you need to uninstall those corrupted drivers. There are chances due to some virus threats present in the system, the drivers would get corrupted. You need to uninstall such drivers from the system. You need to open the Printer folder and choose Server Property. Then you would click Drivers tab. You would then select the driver to be uninstalled and need to click Remove. In the page for confirmation, you need to click Yes. You would then try to install the latest compatible drivers for the printer. Then, you would not get this error.
You need to verify the Remote Procedure Call service. In order to take that, you would click the Start and then click Control Panel. In that, click Administrative Tools and then choose Services. From the list of services, you need to check the Remote Procedure Call (RPC). Right click that and take Properties. You would change Startup type to Automatic. You would verify that Service status has showed status of Started.
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