Printer Spooler Not Running Issue
Get to know more about print spooler service and tips to resolve these issues
Spooling is a process of transferring data to a particular destination from where it can be processed by other programs. Windows operating system uses the print spooler service for handling all the printing jobs related to the printer and printer server. The print spooler service helps in managing the printing jobs like deleting print jobs, changing the priority of certain print jobs that are waiting to be printed, pausing or restarting the print jobs. The print spooling process facilitates the printer and the CPU to process other tasks while sending printing jobs to the print queue for processing. The print spooler performs other functions like managing the printing pools, keeping track of what device is connected to what port, etc.
Below are the causes due to which the Print Spooler Service stops and the tips to resolve those issues:
- Print Spooler Service Stops
- Cause and Symptoms of Print Spooler Service Error
- Tips to Resolve Issues
Print Spooler Service Stops
The print spooler gets stopped when the print spooler service encounters an error. You may not perform printing tasks and cannot find anything in the printer or faxes folder. The print spooler issues lead to such a non responding condition that it prevents you from uninstalling the printer using the control panel. System incompatibility, presence of viruses and malware might also stop the print spooler service.
Cause and Symptoms of Print Spooler Service Error
The print spooler service has a major role in printing tasks. It acts as a print coordinator and hence decreases the printing effort and facilitates the automatic printing. The print spooler initiates the printing job by sending or forwarding an instruction to the printer. Therefore any corruption in the spooler service can prevent printing. The disk space error, lock ups, slow performance of the computer, system freezing, high CPU usage, etc. shows that the print spooler has met with a problem.
Ensure that you make all the connections between the computer and printer. Make sure that you successfully uninstall and remove the driver files of previously installed printer. Run thorough system scan to make it free from viruses and malware. Check whether the printer is compatible with your system. Add the printer to your system by installing the updated and genuine driver software. The error repair tool PC health advisor and the spooler fix wizard can help you in repairing the print spooler problem due to registry errors more efficiently and quickly.
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