problem printer-"the print spooler service does not work.

tried to add the printer, but get message "the print spooler service is not running" what I do?

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tried to add the printer, but get message "the print spooler service is not running" what I do?

Often, but not always, the symptoms you describe are caused by a corrupt print job stuck in the queue or a damaged printer driver.  However before you clean things up, on general principles, that you can download, install, update and run full scans with each of these two free programs:

AntiMailware MalwareBytes
SUPERAntiSpyware

Do not operate the two scans simultaneously.  Each will take a long time, so start it and then go do something else for a while.

Cleaning of printers

NOTE: If after completing step has the print spooler is not always running after you launched the command "net start spooler", you will not be able to follow all the steps in "First Article".  Instead, go to the other link and download and get and use the utility 'cleanspl' such as described here.

A. Clean on print jobs pending

  • Open a command prompt window (start > run > cmd > OK)
  • Type the following in the black command prompt window, and then press ENTER after each line

net stop spooler
del/q '% windir%\system32\spool\PRINTERS\*.* '.
net start spooler
output

B. clean the old printer drivers and install the latest drivers by using the directions in One Article.  If you have (or had) a Lexmark printer, follow the instructions on the following site before installing the new drivers, as explained in its first Article: http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/CleanPrinterDrivers.htm

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    Original title: printing problem

    I want to print, but a warning said "the print spooler service does not work.  What is c? or what can I do?

    Hello

    I suggest to follow each steps of troubleshooting provided in the link below and also suggest to run the Fixit tool in step 2 and verify if it helps solve the issue

    http://Windows.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows/help/printer-problems-in-Windows

  • I want to add a printer, but get the error message "print spooler service does not work."

    I can't print from my computer.  This has happened with no other visible defects on the computer or the printer.

    When I use the printer in case of problem, and hit the 'add printer' link, I get the error message "print spooler service is not."

    "I did a search on"print spooler"but got no result

    Duane

    Often, but not always, the symptoms you describe are caused by a corrupt print job stuck in the queue or a damaged printer driver.  However before you clean things up, on general principles, that you can download, install, update and run full scans with each of these two free programs:

    AntiMailware MalwareBytes
    SUPERAntiSpyware

    Do not operate the two scans simultaneously.  Each will take a long time, so start it and then go do something else for a while.

    Cleaning of printers

    NOTE: If after completing step has the print spooler is not always running after you launched the command "net start spooler", you will not be able to follow all the steps in "First Article".  Instead, go to the other link and download and get and use the utility 'cleanspl' such as described here.

    If the suggestions below do not resolve your problem, after back and don't forget to include the following information:

    • The version of Windows you have, including service pack (start > run > winver > OK)
    • The brand and model of printer you have (includes the manufacturer, model and model number, as in HP Deskjet 6800)
    • How the printer is connected to the computer (parallel, USB, network, wireless, etc.).
    • It happened just before this symptom started
    • What application antivirus you have and if your subscription is up to date and has been maintained continuously
    • The full text of the error messages related to printing, without paraphrasing


    A. Clean on print jobs pending

    • Open a command prompt window (start > run > cmd > OK)
    • Type the following in the black command prompt window, and then press ENTER after each line

    net stop spooler
    del/q '% windir%\system32\spool\PRINTERS\*.* '.
    net start spooler
    output

    B. clean the old printer drivers and install the latest drivers by using the directions in One Article.  If you have (or had) a Lexmark printer, follow the instructions on the following site before installing the new drivers, as explained in its first Article: http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/CleanPrinterDrivers.htm

  • Error "the print spooler service does not work.

    print spooler - HELP

    my printer disappeared and when I tried to reinstall a message appears that the print spooler service is not runnin - HELP

    Hi masubb1,

    ·         You did changes to the computer before the show?

    You can try the following solutions.

    Method 1: Run the next Fixit tool and see if it helps.

    Problems printing and printing errors

    Method 2: Follow this guide step by step to solve the problem.

    Printer in Windows problems

  • How can I fix the error message "the print spooler service does not work."?

    All printer drivers that I had loaded do not work or have disappeared.  After you download the printer drivers, I got the error message: "operation could not be performed.  The print spooler service is not running. "I have Windows XP.  I need to print now!

    To start the print spooler service, click Start > all programs > Accessories > run. In the run box type in services.msc. In the Windows Services window right-click on print spooler and select open. You will then see the options "Start automatically", and then on the button 'Start Service'. Click on those and then click apply then OK. Who should start the print spooler service, however, if you get an error message, see the link below for more information.

    http://social.technet.Microsoft.com/forums/en/itprovistaprinting/thread/391f3c57-5d2b-4E88-ADC6-190429a7fdbe

  • The Print Spool Service does not work

    I use Windows XP and have 2 printers installed.  I had no problems until recently, when I try to print I get an error message that I need to install a printer.  When I went to control panel to check the status of my printers don't have no installed printer.  When I clicked on the "Add a printer" icon, I received a message that the "Service of Spool of printing does not work.".  I can't find anywhere in the menu helps an answer to this problem.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I must mention that I restore the computer to an earlier time and he has not made a difference.

    To activate the Print Spool Service, follow these steps:

    1. click on the Start Menu, click Run, type "services.msc" and press ENTER.

    2. in the Services pane, click on "Alert" and scroll down until you see "print spooler".

    3. click on "Start service" or "Restart Service", as the case may be.

    The print spooler service should now be enabled.

    Check if the printing problem is resolved.

    Hope this helps

    Post back if necessary

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  • Help with the Printer Spooler service does not work error

    How can I fix printer service spooler does not work error? My two printers won't work now, and re - install the printing software produces error messages. Tried to use microsoft fix - it for printers without result.

    Thank you.

    Hi elvenlord21,

    See the article below which has some useful suggestions to fix the print spooler error.

    You cannot add a printer and you receive Printer Spooler error messages in Windows XP
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/324757

    See also:

    Error message when you use the Add Printer Wizard: "Operation could not be completed.
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/314876

    Kind regards

    Shinmila H - Microsoft Support

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  • operation coul Windows xp can not be finished the print spooler service does not work

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    Click Start and type Services.msc

    Press enter

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    It may be advantageous to make sure that the print spooler service is running.

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    (3) I moved all the drivers printer in C:\Windows\System32\spool\x64 (or \w32x86 if you are using a 32-bit operating system) to a temporary folder. While examining the dll, I became suspicious of some "ThinPrint" drivers by VMware.
    (4) I tried to replace with a known good copy spoolsv.exe. (To do this, you need to take ownership of the file. Search engines are your friend.)
    (5) I tried to use RegEdit to reconfigure the default http RPCSS indicated in the "DependOnService" value This and all the other steps I mention in this list, are described in great detail in the links provided in my Nov 11 message.
    (6) I tried system restore back as far as possible - who had the positive effect of the side to undo these unsuccessful efforts in this case. Unfortunately, the problem persisted, due to the limited number of available on my system restore points.
    (7) following up on top of my suspicion earlier, I removed VMware Workstation and restarted. The problem persisted after a reboot.
    (8) I then started in the other OS on my system and removed the VMware tools he had installed on my boot drive, then restarted.

    Bingo! Printers reappeared and everything worked properly. Then, I was able to reinstall VMware Workstation without breaking anything. Phew!

  • When I try to add a printer I get a watch box (Printer Spooler services does not work)

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    Ideas:

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    • Error messages
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    • What you have already tried to solve the problem

    How to ask a question http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375 -
    SC Tom
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    The print spooler service is stopped and the printers and Faxes screen is empty, you cannot add a printer and (usually), you cannot print either.  It happened just before this problem occurred?

    Start the print spooler and make sure that it is configured to start automatically:

    Start > run > services.msc > OK

    When the Services window opens, scroll down to the print spooler.  Double click on it.  Make sure that the "Startup Type" is "automatic".  Click on the button 'start '.  OK, go out of your way and close the Services window.

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  • Equium M40X: Cannot print - not done. Print Spooler service does not

    My notebook Equium M40X has suddenly decided to stop from allowing me to print, gives me the message "operation was not completed. "print spooler service does not. I get this message even when you try to install the original installed printer drivers.

    To resolve this problem, I went to the services.msc to attempt to start the print spooler, but the command is not here present and seems to be missing. I also tried to launch it by clicking Start and then run and typing "net start spooler", but even once, it does not. Can anyone help with this?

    My laptop is an Equium M40X and the operating system is Windows XP Service Pack 2.

    Hello

    This error occurs because the spooler service has not been started or has stopped working.
    It seems that this error is known to Microsoft and they decided to public an article in the knowledge base that could help solve this problem.

    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/314876

    As you say that the spooler service must be restarted.
    To start the spooler service, follow these steps:
    1. click on start and then click Control Panel.
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    HELP Florida Irving

    Hello

    Try the steps below and check if they help to resolve the issue.

    Method 1:

    Check the link below and try the troubleshooting steps provided to solve the problems with the printer in Windows.

    Printer in Windows problems

    http://Windows.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows/help/printer-problems-in-Windows

    Method 2:

    If the steps in the link above do not help, try to manually restart the Printer Spooler service.

    You must be logged on as administrator to perform these steps.

    (a) open administrative tools by clicking the Start button, click on the Control Panel, clicking system and Maintenance, and then clicking Administrative Tools.

    (b) double click Services.  If you are prompted for an administrator password or a confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    (c) right click on the print spooler service, and then click Properties.

    (d) on the general tab, next to startup type, make sure that automatic is selected.

    (e) if the service is not already running, under Service status, click Start and then click OK.  If you are prompted for an administrator password or a confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation

  • Failed to load printer - clicking Add indicates a Printer Spooler Service does not.

    Upgrade Windows XP to SP3 last night.  Now all in printers and faxes has disappeared.  Click on add a printer indicates the Spooler Service does not.   Went in and forced a start; Add the said printer still does not.

    Deleted old printer drivers (Lexmark).  Downloaded updated.  Execution of Lexmark is set up; said the spooler does not (yet), tries to start.  Then, the installation fails saying "No. valid Ports for the driver.

    Often, but not always, the symptoms you describe are caused by a corrupt print job stuck in the queue or a damaged printer driver.  However before you clean things up, on general principles, that you can download, install, update and run full scans with each of these two free programs:

    AntiMailware MalwareBytes
    SUPERAntiSpyware

    Do not operate the two scans simultaneously.  Each will take a long time, so start it and then go do something else for a while.

    I think that your problem is related to the way that Lexmark install printers, as explained in this excerpt from the article linked in step B below (step numbers refer to article in full):

    If you have a Lexmark printer, these additional steps may be necessary (thanks to Robert Orleth [MSFT] to provide this information).  Sometimes, the Lexmark printer installation process installs a service that makes dependent Print Spooler service itself.  If there is a problem with service Lexmark or a Lexmark printer driver (or you have removed using the procedure above), Print Spooler service does not start (see also http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324757).  The steps below make Print Spooler service only on service (RPCSS) remote procedure (RPC) call, which is normal.  Print Spooler service dependencies are stored in the registry at

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      (Note the space after the = not before)

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    Cleaning of printers

    NOTE: If after completing step has the print spooler is not always running after you launched the command "net start spooler", you will not be able to follow all the steps in "First Article".  Instead, go to the other link and download and get and use the utility 'cleanspl' such as described here.

    A. Clean on print jobs pending

    • Open a command prompt window (start > run > cmd > OK)
    • Type the following in the black command prompt window, and then press ENTER after each line

    net stop spooler
    del/q '% windir%\system32\spool\PRINTERS\*.* '.
    net start spooler
    output

    B. clean the old printer drivers and install the latest drivers by using the directions in One Article.  If you have (or had) a Lexmark printer, follow the instructions on the following site before installing the new drivers, as explained in its first Article: http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/CleanPrinterDrivers.htm

  • Printer Spooler service does not

    No apparent reason, I can print is no longer.  In Panel, printers and fax machines, no printer is listed despite the fact that there were at least two.  If I try to add a printer, I get the message Printer Spooler service does not. I was on the Microsoft site and loaded a convenience store who confirmed that the Printer Spooler service did not work but cannot fix it.  Not very useful at all.  Can anyone help.  I saw that a lot of old messages about this problem so it is not unique, but I'm really really stuck.

    You can start the print spooler by using different techniques, which one is suggested by Saurabh Joshi.

    Unfortunately, restart the print spooler generally fails to resolve the problem that caused the print spooler to stop in the first place.

    Apart from malware (and you'd be well advised to scan your system to update MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and SUPERAntiSpyware), are two likely reasons that your print spooler stops printer driver has corrupted and (b) corrupt print job stuck in the print queue.

    Start by removing the print queue.  With the print spooler stopped, go to C:\Windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS and delete the contents of the folder.  Do not delete the folder ...\PRINTERS himself.

    Then, clean and reinstall the drivers for your printer.  See the instructions at http://www.coribright.com/windows/Article_One.htm
    If you have a Lexmark printer, see this article for special instructions: http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/CleanPrinterDrivers.htm

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