Error Messages in Print Spooler Service
What error messages could occur while print spooler service is not running?
If you have given any job to the printer, it first goes to the printer spooler. It manages the order of the job and instructs the printer to print. The print spooler recognizes the pages in the document in which you have given to the printer for printing. It also looks how many copies of these documents are given for printing. Then, it sends the last page first to the printer in order to keep it orderly. The print spooler service shows errors if your PC is infected by some malicious threats or continued usage of the CPU. If it causes any error, the printer will stop running and you would not be able to print any documents. Restarting your printer may recover almost all the problems with the print spooler.
Points below give you more details about print spooler service:
- To start and stop print spooler
- Print spooler not running
- Print spooler crash
To start and stop print spooler
For starting or stopping the print spooler, first, you have to click the ‘Start’ button which is on the bottom left corner of your computer screen. Then, you have to select the ‘Control Panel’ and double-click on the ‘Administrative tools’ and then, select the ‘computer management’. In this window, you have to select ‘Services’ from ‘Services and applications’. You have to click ‘Stop’ button to stop the service and click ‘Start’ button to start the service.
Print spooler not running
Sometimes, the printer spooler shows error messages while working with the printer. It shows error messages due to virus threats in your PC, or high usage of the CPU etc. The printer may not work, if it shows error messages. If the print spooler is not running, you have to click the ‘Start’ button and click on ‘Run’. You have to type ‘services.msc’ there and click ‘OK’ button. Then, open the printer spooler service and have to change the startup type to ‘Automatic’. This will set the spooler service to start automatically. After all, you have to restart your computer and again you have to install the printer.
Print spooler crash
For recovering print spooler crash, you have to install and run the AD plus tool. This will find the print spooler problem from the root itself. For installing it, you have to download the ‘Debugging tools for Windows’. Then, you have to create a directory on the C:\drive. Then, you have to open the command prompt and change to the directory that you installed the debugging tools. Then, you have to type ‘cscript adplus.vbs -crash -p PID -o c:\adplus’ there. This will start the running process and then, this tool will create a log file. This will stop crashing the print spooler.
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