Have you ever encountered an error message window with content like this?
Windows cannot connect to the printer,
The local Print Spooler service is not running.
Or in many cases, the error message is:
The local Print Spooler service is not running,
Please restart the Spooler or restart the machine.
=> In general, any announcement related to Spooler, you can apply the way in this article!
Well, if you often use the computer, then there is a high chance that you have encountered this error, because it is not a rare disease
This error is usually caused by the unstable operation of the Windows operating system, specifically, the Spooler service on Windows is experiencing problems for some reason.
If this service is turned off for some reason, the error is undisputed, and it has nothing to do with the error, simply because it has not been activated.
But I have encountered many cases, even though this service has been turned on, it still fails. So how should this case be resolved? Yes, and that is also the main content of this article!
I. Fix “The Print Spooler Service is not running” error when printing
There are quite a few ways to fix this error, but in the framework of the article, I only share a few ways that I have successfully applied, and found it quite effective for the machines I have dealt with!
Way #1. Re-enable the Print Spooler . service
+ Step 1: Friend Open the Run dialog box up using the key combination
Win + R => then enter the command
services.msc => and press
OK or Enter.
+ Step 2: Next, you find the service named
Print Spooler (Press
p on the keyboard to find it faster) => then double click or right click to select
Properties to open the settings window.
+ Step 3: The setup window appears, at the
Startup type you set the style
Automatic => then press the button
Start to launch the service. That is the case the service is being turned off !
And in case you see the . button
Start darken, and button
Stop Lighted up means the service is running, but still has the error. Then you just need to press
Stop to turn it off and press
Start to run again is fine.
=> Finally click OK to finish and go back to test printing, I usually apply this method because it is quite fast and effective.
//*continue if the problem is still not resolved*//
If the above steps still do not solve the problem, please do yourself a few more steps below:
+ Step 1: Please turn off the service temporarily
Print Spoolers go (follow the steps I just instructed above, press Stop to turn off).
+ Step 2: Next, enter the Run command line dialog box below => click Continue if asked.
=> Delete all the files in this, these are temporary files of the print jobs you just performed. In addition, you also delete all printing jobs!
+ Step 3: Restart the service
Print Spoolers and try printing to see if it’s OK!
Method #2. Use Microsoft’s Fix Error Tool
Yes, in Microsoft’s Fix error toolkit, it is indispensable to have a tool to Fix printer-related errors. To use this tool is very simple, you do the following:
Press the key combination
Win + I to open Windows Settings. Or press the button
Start => choose
Settings => choose next
Update & Security => choose
Troubleshoot => then find the Print error fix tool as shown below.
Way #3. Restart the Spooler service in Task Manager
You Open Task Manager up using key combination
CTRL + SHIFT + ESCor right-click on the Windows Taskbar => and select
Then you switch to tab
Services => find Spooler service (press
s on the keyboard to find it faster) => then right click and select
Method #4. Use the Fix error tool (recommended)
This is an extremely useful tool to help you optimize the above operations, it is for everyone, including those who are ignorant of computers And importantly, this tool does not have to be installed when using it. Use it, download it and use it!
+ Step 1: You download a tool called Fix Print Spooler here (always the latest version) or here (version 1.3).
+ Step 2: Extract the downloaded file => run one of the 2 files named
FixSpooler.exe => choose
Fix Print Spooler done.
A little more explanation:
- The green status bar is that the Print Spooler service is ON.
- The red green status bar indicates that the Print Spooler service is OFF.
If your computer does not use anything related to printing, you should turn off this service to minimize security holes on Windows, many hackers have also taken advantage of this service to hack into your computer.
Way #5. Reinstall the printer driver
This is a very effective way to fix many printer-related errors. It takes a bit of time, but it’s very effective.
If you do not know how to do it, please refer to the article how to install printer here it is!
Way #6. Reinstall Windows
It is a fact that this error has a lot to do with the version of Windows you are using, which is the problem itself. So maybe after you follow the above ways it works, but a few days later it happens again.
The causes are many, it may be because the computer is infected with a virus, the solution is Install anti-virus software. Or it could be because the computer uses multi-configured Ghost versions shared on the network, but this ghost version has not been well optimized..
So, you are annoyed with this error when you have to fix it over and over again reinstall Windows This is the best solution at the moment!
Yes, above it is 6 How to fix The Print Spooler Service is not running” error when printing The most effective I know. In addition to the ways above, if you have ever successfully applied another way, don’t forget to share it in the comment section for you to learn and exchange more!
Hope this article will be useful to you, good luck!
Kien Nguyen – Blogchiasekienthuc.com
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