My OS is Windows 7 on a laptop. I have a Canon MP560 printer (which is wireless). I have been able to use my printer through wireless until about 4 days ago and it stopped working. I get an error message that the print spooler has stopped running. I have searched and searched on the computer for fixes. I have uninstalled and reinstalled my printer. I have ran Spybot, degfrag, cleanup, virus scans, and registry cleaners. I still can't get my spooler to stay started. Can someone please help?
PRINT SPOOLER WON'T STAY RUNNING(18 posts)
Hi cat1974 ,
Welcome to HTG ,
Hold Winkey+R to bring up a Run box,
Type "services.msc" minus quotations,
Scroll down to find Print Spooler and check to make sure it is set to Automatic,
Right click the Print Spooler and select Properties,
Check to see the Dependencies are set to Automatic.
Also, should it help;
Run CMD as administrator
At the prompt type; net stop spooler
type; del %systemroot%\System32\spool\printers\* /Q
type net start spooler
exit, reboot your machine
Can you post us a picture about your print spooler service status.
We would like to know if it is disabled or no , and in case you are getting a specific error when trying to start it, please post us a screenshot of the error.
Note that Print spooler depends on the following services: HTTP , Remote Procedure Call (which much be also set to automatic and started as GuiltySpark said)
Is a common problem in Windows 7 but I can't tell you why.
Most of the time you catch the error in the Event Logs because the system will print OK Without the Spooler running.
Again I have never found out the WHY ??
I hope this screenshot turns out right. I have never done one before. If not can you tell me how to post a screenshot.
I do not get an error message when I try to restart the print spool. Only when trying to print.
Here is a screenshot of the other services. The Http is not showing up. It was there earlier today.
You can try this, go to C -> Windows -> System32 -> Spool -> Printers and delete all files in side this folder, if any. This is the location printers spool documents before sending to printers. Once you delete these files, print queue will be cleared.
Here is a screenshot of the RPC (remote procedure call).
I had a new issue today. When I attacked my laptop to the printer via USB it told me it installed drivers. I was able to print several different things via USB with no problems. As soon as I disconnected the USB I was not able to print. But unlike the past few days, the print spooler stayed started. I went into C -> Windows -> System32 -> Spool -> Printers and nothing was there.
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