Windows® 7 Printer Spooler Keeps Stopping
Is the printer spooler service on your Windows 7 system keeps stopping? Find out how to solve the problem.
Printers are computer peripheral devices that are necessary for talking hard copies of electronic files on a computer. Printers are widely used in home as well as office environments and they are classified according to the types of prints they produce. Windows 7 supports all kinds of printers. The OS even comes with a printer setup wizard that can be used to set up printers on the system. Printer connected to your Windows 7 system works with printer spooler service that is running in the background. A printer spooler saves the work to be printed on a buffer (done by a fast processor) and then the printing task is carried out at a slower rate (by the printer hardware. Some Windows 7 users might face printer spooler stopping issue. This problem usually comes up in the form of error messages and as the printer spooler is not working, users would not be able to use the printer. There are many reasons as to why printer spooler keeps stopping on your Windows 7 system. These include some other incompatible service running in the system background, problems with some of the system files on the OS, registry related errors etc.
Following details gives users more information regarding tips to fix Windows 7 printer spooler keeps stopping issue:
- Check active services
- Verify system files
- Clear registry errors
Check active services
The printer spooler on your Windows 7 system might be stopping because some other service running in the background is clashing with the printer spooler service and causing it to stop. All Windows 7 users having printer spooler stopping issue are suggested to check the active services running in the background of the system using the services.msc command in RUN. If some incompatible services are found, stopping it would solve the problem.
Verify system files
The printer spooler service on your Windows 7 system can also stop if some of the system files associated with the printer spooler service became corrupted or damaged in some way. In such cases, the problem can be only fixed by repairing the damaged system files on the OS using the Windows 7 repair tool. Users can also try restoring the system to a previous restore point to solve the problem.
Clear registry errors
Windows 7 has a database of information known as the system registry. Registry contains information regarding the working of the system and registry tends to develop errors as the system is used (registry entries are created but not removed). Errors within the registry can cause printer spooler to stop and such problems can be solved by cleaning the registry of the system using a Windows 7 compatible registry cleaning software.
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