Has your printer spooler failed to start?
What are reasons behind the printer spooler failing to start?
The print spooler is a software program which is responsible for managing all the printing jobs in your computer. Print spooler sends the printing request to the computer printer or to the print server. Print spooler program also helps deleting the print job being processed. It also manages the print jobs currently waiting to be printed in the printer. The print spooler allows you to schedule for a printing job to be carried out in the system. It transfers messages from the system to the printer in order to take the printouts. There are chances in which the print spooler faces certain problems which results in the entire failure of the printing process. The main reasons behind printer spooler failing to start are compatibility issues with Windows, unable to add printer and errors in print spooler.
The following are some of the issues that cause failure in starting print spooler and tips to resolve such issues:
- Compatibility issues with Microsoft Windows
- Unable to add printer
- Errors in print spooler
Compatibility issues with Microsoft Windows
Since print spooler is a software, sometimes issues might occur with the computer. Print spooler problems might arise when the printer is not compatible with the operating system. It would result in the failure of the printing process in the system. You can fix the issue by checking whether the printer is supporting the operating system or not.
Unable to add printer
Sometimes print spooler is not able recognize the printer to carry out the print jobs. This will show an error message that it was unable to add a printer. This is because some printers installed before the actual printer was installed in the system. You can fix the issue by starting the computer in the safe mode. By performing this you can delete the pre installed printer files and thus fix the issue.
Sometimes issues with driver would cause the print spooler issue. These faulty drivers need to be removed and then try to install the new drivers. For doing that firstly click Start and then take Control Panel. You have to look for Add/Remove programs and then double click that. In that Windows look for the printer driver. You have to click the Remove button. Then that driver would be removed. After that, install the new compatible driver. The print spooler service would work properly.
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