Windows® 7 Printer Spooler Service not Running
What are the causes and the tips to fix “printer spooler service not running" in Windows 7?
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System released from Microsoft. This has got so many extra features when compared to other Operating Systems. You have to install only the genuine copy of the Windows 7. It is seen that the print spooler service could not be able to run, at times. In such conditions, the computer would not be able to communicate printers that are being installed in the system. This error would occur if there are wrong settings of print spooler service or the Remote Procedure Call service (RPC) would exist. If there are problems with printer drivers, that would also cause this type of error. As a precaution, you would always make your system free from all the viruses.
Following are the tips to fix printer spooler service not running in Windows 7:
- Check printer drivers
- Check print spooler service
- Verify Remote Procedure Call service (RPC)
Check printer drivers
Firstly, click the 'Start' and then select 'Control Panel'. You have to look for to open the 'Add or Remove Programs' icon and then double-click that. Then, try to scroll down slowly. You have to look for the program containing the printer driver. When, you find that program, click on that and select 'Remove' button. As a result, the printer driver and the programs which are associated would get removed. After that, try to install the new compatible printer driver. Then, the issues would be resolved.
Check print spooler service
You have to check the setting of print spooler service. Firstly, press 'Start' button, go to 'Control Panel'. You need to double-click the 'Administrative Tools'. If that option is missing, then click 'Classic' and then select 'Administrative Tools'. You need to double-click 'Services' icon and check for the 'Print Spooler' service. Right-click on that option and choose 'Start'. You need to double-click the 'Print Spooler'. After that, change startup type to 'Automatic'. Then, the print spooler service would start automatically whenever you restart the computer.
Verify Remote Procedure Call service (RPC)
In this, you need to check the Remote Procedure Call service. Click 'Start' and then 'Control Panel'. In that, double-click the 'Administrative Tools' and then 'Services', which is a shortcut icon. In that Services window, you would see a list of services that are being installed in the computer. The current status of the service would also be displayed there. Then scroll down next and look for Remote Procedure Call (RPC). You need to right-click that and select the 'Properties'. You need to ensure that Startup type is set to 'Automatic'.
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