Printer Errors

How to Solve Spooler Printer Errors

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Many Windows users have been plagued with spooler problems. These particular issues normally make their presence known by informing you that the spooler subsystem application has encountered a problem and needs to close, or by making it appear as if you have no printers installed on your PC at all.

The best way to solve spooler problems is to perform a little troubleshooting. Better to thwart this error now before it cases more serious problems such as your system crashing or experiencing a bluescreen error.

Start Your Computer in Safe Mode

Safe Mode enables Windows to start and run in a mode that allows you to safely troubleshoot and resolve various issues. This should be the first step in clearing up your spooler error messages. To do this, follow the steps below:

1. Reboot your PC and press the F8 key.

2. When the Boot menu appears, select Safe Mode and then press Enter.

3. If the menu appears again and prompts you to select a particular Microsoft operating system, use the arrow keys to choose the appropriate version of Windows installed on your PC and press Enter.

Delete Spool Printer and Driver Files

Once in Safe Mode, you can try to fix your spooler problems by deleting the spooler printer and printer driver files. To do this, launch Windows Explorer and delete the files in the following two folders:

1. C:\WindowsSystem32SpoolPrinters

2. C:\WindowsSystem32SpoolDrivers32x86

Remove Registry Keys for Printer Drivers

If you are still experiencing spooler problems, you may attempt to resolve them by removing potentially troublesome printer driver entries in the Windows registry as they could be interfering with the operation of the printer you are attempting to use. These entries may have been installed by third-party printer setup utilities.

The best way to resolve this issue is to utilize a registry cleaning tool with ability to identify and fix insignificant entries and other problems that may be resulting in spooler errors messages.

Check to See if the Printer Spooler Service is Running

To find out if your spooler problems have been eliminated, follow the steps below:

1. Click Start, right-click the My Computer icon and then click Manage.

2. Expand Services and Applications and click Manage.

3. In the details pane, right-click the Print Spooler service and if you see that is not running, click Start.

4. Lastly, exit the panel, add a printer, and print a test page.

If you detached the printer cable during the troubleshooting process, reconnect the device to your computer and install the printer via the Add Printer Wizard. To install the printer you want to use, follow the steps below:

1. Click on Start and then click Printers and Faxes.

2. Next, click Add a printer to launch the Add Printer Wizard and follow the instructions.

If you can successfully print a test page then your spooler problems should be rectified and no longer interfere with your computing activities.

Author:  Author: Jules Peters of www.PCauthorities.com

 

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