Ways to solve Printer Spooler error messages
What causes Printer Spooler errors? How can the be fixed?
Printer Spooler is a software program that is used to manage the printing on the system. The data sent from the system to the printer for the printing process is temporarily stored in Printer Spooler. Before printing, you should turn on Printer Spooler. Otherwise issues occur while printing. The service can be enabled or disabled from the administrative tools in the Control Panel. The services option in the administrative tools window provides a list of the services on the system. You can enable the Printer Spooler service by right-clicking on the service name. But some issues that require extra steps to solve the problem cause difficulties with the printing job. The issues stop you from starting or stopping Printer Spooler through various pop-up messages. Various tools are available to fix this issue. You also should take care while installing a new printer device, since the old printer enabled in the system may cause issues with the starting and stopping process of Printer Spooler.
Below are some points related with Printer Spooler error messages:
- Various Printer Spooler errors occurring
- Causes of these issues
- Ways to solve the issues
Various Printer Spooler errors occurring
While starting or stopping Printer Spooler service from the system, you may receive a message which says ‘Spooler subsystem app has encountered a problem and needs to close’. This message prevents you from adding a printer to the system. The error message also occurs even at the startup of the Operating System. Printer Spooler messages also cause more CPU use and disk space errors. The system also shows ‘Operation could not be completed’ message when you try to add a new printer to the system.
Causes of these issues
The error related with Printer Spooler while starting or stopping the service is due to the presence of a third- party printer device in the system. The third-party device prevents a user from adding a new printer to the system and also prevents starting or stopping Printer Spooler service. A third-party printer device refers to the additional printer device in the system. That is, if the system is equipped with an Epson printer and you are trying to install another printer device.
Right- click on 'My Computer' and select the 'Manage' option. Then select 'Services and Applications' option from the window. Then choose the 'Services' option. Now a list of services appears and you can disable the printer service by right clicking on the name of the service. Now start Printer Spooler and continue your work. If the above process cannot fix the issue, then seek the help of the tools that are available on the Internet to fix the issue like Printer Spooler error recovery tool.
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