Windows® 7 Printer Spooler
How to resolve the problem when printer Spooler is not working in Windows 7?
The printer spoolers are intermediate between the computers and the printers. The spooler software stores the printing works on the system memory for a short time before the printer prints the document. When the system prompts the printer to print a page by clicking on the icon, the page for printing will be stored temporarily in the printer spooler. Thus, the printer spooler holds the log of printing service in the system. The Windows 7 printer spooler not working issue can be recognized by the user if the printer is not printing the documents and the problem is not related to the printer device. Before starting the printing processes, user should activate or start the spooler service from the Control Panel option. If it is not activated then the printer fails to print the documents. The error codes related with the printer spooler also occurs if the hardware device drivers on the system stop working. Another symptom for the issue related with the printer spooler is delay in printing a document. The user has to wait for a long time to get a document printed. The issues can be solved by the user manually or with the help of any fixing software.
Discussed below are the tips for the printer spooler not working issue in Windows 7 Operating System:
- Restart the spooler service
- Software fix
- Solve the issues with the device drivers
Restart the spooler service
Before the printing process starts, the user should start the printer spooler from the Control Panel. Most of the errors related with the printer spooler service can be solved by restarting the service. In Windows 7 Operating System, open the Control Panel option by clicking on the Start menu. Then double-click on the administrative tools option and select the 'Services' option. From the list of services, select the 'printer spooler services' and right click on it. Select the 'Properties' option and on the 'General' tab, choose the 'Automatic' option. Under the service status, click the Start menu and press OK.
Windows 7 printer spooler error can be solved by restarting the computer and the printer spooler service. Also the Microsoft provides troubleshooter software to solve the issue. The user needs to download the file and install it on the system. The instructions of the wizard should be followed accurately by the user. The file is a Mats_Run.printing.exe and the 'Run' option installs the file on the system.
Solve the issues with the device drivers
Another solution for the Windows 7 printer spooler service not working issue is to check the device drivers. The issues like damaged drivers or out of date software also cause the printer spooler issues. The printer spooler error code 19 is caused due to the hardware issues. From the Control Panel option, select the Printer Device option. Check whether the device is working properly. If not, remove the printer device from the system or update the driver.
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