What is Print Spooler?
Possible reasons due to which Windows print spooler not running properly
Print Spooler is a software program responsible for managing all the printing jobs in your computer. Print spooler sends the printing request to the set of computer printer or to the print server. Print spooler program also helps in deleting the print job being processed. Otherwise manages the print jobs currently waiting to be printed in the printer. Print spooler allows you to schedule for a printing job to be carried out in the system. It transfers messages from the system to the printer in order to take the print outs. There are chances in which the print spooler faces certain problems which result in the entire failure of the printing process. The main errors caused in the print spooler software program are incompatibility of the Operating System, Printer is not added to the system, errors in the print spooler etc. Print spooler service helps you to take the print outs in an efficient way.
Following are reasons due to which Windows print spooler may not running properly:
- Compatibility issues
- Unable to add printer
- Driver issues
Print spooler problems arise when the printer is not compatible with the Operating System. It would result in the failure of the printing process in the system. You can fix the issue by checking whether the printer is supporting the Operating System or not. You need to check the system requirements that are needed for the proper functioning of the system.
Unable to add printer
This problem arise when the print spooler is not able to recognize the printer for carrying out the print jobs. This is because some printer files are installed before the actual printer was installed in the computer. You can fix the issue by starting the computer in the safe mode. You need to move to the ‘Windows Advanced Option’ by pressing the ‘F8’ key as the computer starts and then select the ‘safe mode’ option from there. By performing this you can delete the pre installed printer files and thus fix the issue.
Sometimes issues with driver would cause the print spooler issue. These faulty drivers need to be removed and then try to install the new drivers. For doing that first click Start and then take Control Panel. You have to look for Add/Remove programs and then double click that. In that Window look for the printer driver. You have to click the Remove button. Then that driver would be removed. After that, install the new compatible driver. Print Spooler service would work properly.
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