Printer Spooler Crashing on Windows® 7
What are the reasons due to which Print Spooler crashes on Windows 7?
Print Spooler is one of the software programs that are responsible for managing all the printing jobs on your system. Print Spooler sends the printing request to the computer printer or to the print server. It can manage print jobs currently waiting to be printed on the printer. Print Spooler schedules printing jobs to be carried out on the system and transfers messages from the system to the printer for taking printouts. There are several problems which may cause Print Spooler to crash. If a Print Spooler error occurs, it can cause the printing process to fail. Some of the issues are compatibility issues and outdated drivers.
Here are the reasons due to which Print Spooler crashes on Windows 7 and ways to resolve the errors:
- Corrupt printer driver
- Print Spooler errors
The main reason for Print Spooler crashing is because of its incompatibility with the Operating System. It may result in the failure of the printing process on the system. You can fix the issue by checking whether the printer supports the Operating System or not. If it does not support it, then you have to install the correct printer drivers from a website. This can resolve the compatibility issues.
Corrupt printer driver
If the existing printer drivers are corrupt, they may cause the printer driver to crash. Also, if the printer is not installed on the system, then Print Spooler will not be able to recognize the printer. You can fix the issue by starting the computer in Safe Mode. When you switch on the system, you need to go to the ‘Windows Advanced Option’ by pressing the ‘F8’ key and then select 'Safe Mode'. By doing that, you will be able to delete previously installed printer files.
Print Spooler errors
There are chances Print Spooler on the system will show errors. The documents in the queue will not be printed or deleted. This can lead to lock ups, slow system performance, disk space errors etc. The printing process may fail and as a result the Print Spooler may crash. You can fix the issue by downloading the Print Spooler repair tool which is called ‘PC Health Advisor’.
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