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Print Spooler Problems

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by JJXKing, Feb 1, 2013.

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  1. JJXKing

    JJXKing Thread Starter

    Feb 1, 2013
    My printers are gone from my Windows 7 Sony Vaio. Could not add printers. Tried to start "automatic" using some advice found online. Did not work.
    I am ready to use my recovery disk. But then I thought about trying to get help online before I reinstall all the programs on my computer and wipe out everything that is already on it. Of course I'll back up before I do it.
    Thanks for any tips.
  2. Lucky09


    Jan 14, 2013

    It's about the print queue that needs to be cleared. Try these steps.

    - Go to C:\Windows\system32\services
    - Locate Print Spooler, right click then select Restart

    Sometimes it works but just a temporary solution. Usually the Print Spooler service stops automatically. Sometimes it won’t even allow you to start the service at all.

    Since the problem is caused by error on the printer queue, then clear the queue.
    Go to Windows > System32 > Spool > Printers and delete everything on the Pinter’s folder.
    Restart the Computer and the Printer and try printing again.
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