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(Solved) How to fix Print spooler not running error ?

Guide to Fix Print Spooler Service Errors.

About Print Spooler Service.

Print spooler service is a service which gives the print command to printer. It is manage the multiple print commands and gives to the print one by one when last print is done. Printer spooler service works with two system files spoolss.dll / spoolsv.exe and one service.

Symptoms.

One of following error you may be occurs when give the print command.

  • Local print spooler is not running. please restart the spooler.
  • Print spooler is not working.
  • Print spooler won’t start.
  • Printer spooler service can’t start.
  • Print Spooler service getting the error message while printing.
  • Says, start the print spooler service first, then try to print again.

Causes.

There are lots of causes of “print spooler is not working” issue. Actually, most of the Viruses and Trojans does target the “print spooler service” to corrupt. they can also corrupt the registry of print spooler service because Print spooler service is only the one service which will effect most of the users who use the printer. Users wants to take print out however they getting the error message “Print spooler service has stopped please restart the service, the local print spooler is not running. please restart the spooler”.

How to Fix “Print Spooler Service”

In order to fix print spooler service. Run our tool to fix it, click on below link to download “Print Spooler Repair Tool” (Freeware). It will reset print spooler service as default.

Download Print Spooler Repair Tool.exe (Freeware) for windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10.

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After completion please Restart your computer, and then print spooler problem will be fixed.

What Errors it can solve.

  • Print spooler service is not working
  • Print spooler error 1053
  • Print spooler error 1068
  • Print spooler error 1058
  • Print spooler service can’t start

 

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Cannot add printer error messages comes “print spooler service had stopped please start the print spooler service”

Don’t worry about this error message here is the proper solution for these type of spooler problems. after this fix your problem will be solved,  Your spooler will be repaired automatically, and get start, it will restore the spooler service as per default stage, which they does usually.

Please download this tool, it will fix all the corruption of  print spooler. you just need to run this repiar tool (Freeware) and restart the computer once, after restart your spooler problem will be solved.

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This post was last updated on:2015-09-01 | First Published:2013-02-28

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195 comments

  1. dear,sir i am using this tool . but steel problem not sloved .
    frist i am install the toools . than restart machine . after restart machine print ok ,
    but next print in not good , error this print spooler services not start

    pls solution me.

    • Hi,

      The possibility is that our “spooler repair tool” did not run properly due to some reasons, might be the reason was the tool did not have the administrative rights to do so. Anyway, don’t worry we are giving you a manually solution for that.

      More advanced steps
      1. Open Services.msc page
      2. Go to “print spooler” service and then do double click it.
      3. Go to Recovery tab.
      4. Set what that service should do when it fails.
      5. Set first Failure as ‘Restart the Service’
      6. Set second failure as ‘Restart the Service’
      7. Then click on apply and Ok
      8. Ensure that the RPC service in running stage.
      Done!!!

      Now do restart your computer.
      If the problem still persist then please let me know, or you can send me a e-mail directly at info@techsupportall.com

  2. Thanks for your spooler repair tool, it’s worked for me and it was very quickly, i have windows 7 64bit. thanks a lot, we spend lots of time on researching for that but did not get the solution, However i got your tool and it’s worked like a charm…

  3. thanks,after hours of looking and trying so many things ,this was fixed in less than 1 minute.

  4. Dear Sir,I would request your support to deal with my current error of print spooler in windows 8 64bit. The service of print spooler is worked, but i still can not add printer. the window error message was displayed when i click on add printer. i don\’t know why the service is working. I tried with your repair tool, but it still not work. please help me to solve this problems. thanks,sara

  5. Solved the problem for me on my Windows 7 machine, thanks a lot.

  6. i try to install it.. hope it work

  7. fantastic. Just used your Printer Spool Repair Windows & and it fixed my print spool not starting, after hours of frustration

  8. I have downloaded this windows 7 print spooler file and it’s worked perfectly fine. Thanks

  9. جزاك الله خيرا
    that is working !!!!!! thanks

  10. Excellent tool to fix print spooler ! Thanks for your great support…

  11. Thank you very very very much. Amazing tool.

  12. That’s so easy, time saving and the result is responding positive straight away. Super like! Cheers and thanks a million.

  13. Put computer into safe mode but it states ‘not connected to the internet’. Perhaps start windows in safe mode with command prompt? Can’t run an internet program if there is no internet connection!
    I appreciate your time,

    Debra

  14. spooler problems fixed
    tanx so much i havent been able to fix it for a while an nw i can .

  15. i promise if it work i ll sure donate something

  16. thanks so much

  17. Your great…!

  18. my problem is printer service is not runing

  19. Perfect, Windows 7 x86 spooling fixed. THANKS A LOT

  20. my problem is i dont know how to fix the spooler

  21. Thanks for your Print Spooler Service. It is too excellent and easy for using. Thanks, thank you so much!

  22. Print spooler error took me 4 hours to try and fix it!You guys fixed it in 4 minutes!
    Many thanks,
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  23. Thank you, PRINT SPOOLER Your fix worked!

  24. does your print spooler service tool work for windows 8.1 update. After I did that update is when I started seeing the print spooler is off turn it on error?

  25. work best for me. thanks!

  26. thanks working fine

  27. Your Print Spooler fix routine saved me hours of troubleshooting. Great work! I’ll be back…..

  28. very good solution to my win xp

  29. Not work in Windows 8.1 x64. :(.

  30. Thanks you so much, It worked.

  31. I bought a printer HP Deskjet 1515. I am having problem in printing with Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. With my PC/laptop I can scan & print i.e. Diagnostic print & alignment print (HP software provided) successfully but from other applications i.e. Photoshop, Word or Windows test print, printing is not possible. I am not getting any error message. It is working with Windows 8 (tried with HP notebook) and it is also working with Windows 7 Professional. Please give appropriate guidance. Is it possible Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit is not working properly? Please give appropriate guidance.

  32. Thanks for your service.

  33. Thanks.
    For Soluation

  34. My computer error:
    1. The print spooler service is not running.
    2. windows could not start the print spooler on local computer error code 129: 0x81
    help me!

  35. so I ran your tool, rebooted and tried again, for some reason my spoolers still are not running and I can install my printer – its giving me error code 216 //0xd8 – i am on windows 7

    • If you ran our tool and didn’t get any error message while running, it means your print spooler is successfully restored back to factory setting. But in your case seems like there must a problem in your windows. We recommend you a Tool (Combofix Tool) which will fix windows issue. Please try Combofix tool and let us know again.

  36. I ran Printer-Spool-Repair (on Windows 7) after a print job was stuck in the Q saying it was printing (but would not print). In the past I would run Services to RESTART PRINT SPOOLER which would release the print job. The only thing your tool did was to release my print job and restart my computer. However, after I ran another print sussecfully, the next print job would hang up again. Any ideas?

    Ferman

  37. Afraid your software not running in Windows 8.1

  38. Thanks sir ji

  39. Please help us..My Computer in which print error . the massage shown on the desktop print spooler service not running ..please remove the error instruction.

  40. my problem is Solved….tnx s0o0o0o much. windows 8 32Bit

  41. Hi … I want to thank you for the repair …

  42. Its a great software

  43. very helpful. thank you

  44. excellent tools……i have solved print spooler problem in quick time by using this toos….very very thanks….

  45. Please hurry with fix for windows 8.1. my daughter was forced to take the update and now she cannot print her homework. freaking out since professor doesn’t take emailed assignments!

  46. Great job, Keep it up

  47. thank you for all you do to keep your services free! its really appreciated.

  48. thank you very very much WONDERFUL!!!

  49. Any update for windows 8.1 ?

  50. Can we be notified if a solution is found for 8.1 /x64?

    And for those who do not know how they can print:
    1. Right click start icon
    2. Select ‘Run’
    3. Enter ‘services.msc’ (without the quotes)
    4. Click OK
    5. Scroll to ‘Print Spooler’ and dblclick on it
    6. Click on ‘Start’

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  53. this tool work for me, thanks

  54. Your site helped me to repair my print spooler and fixed printer problems.

  55. THANK YOU! THIS RESOLVED MY ISSUE!

  56. this is very usefull tools thanks for sharing this type of tools I am Admin of a company and my problem solved with your tool again thanks Sir.

  57. It is working with windows 2003 R2 server ?

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  61. Thanks for help me

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    Fantastic.. I must thank to Techsupport team.

  63. worked great thank you

  64. Trevor Spottiswood

    Spooler problem in Vista fixed. Thank you so much.

  65. thanks lot , let me try

  66. Awesome!!! Worked!

  67. thank you it did the trick, my printer is now up and running

  68. THANK YOU. Ran your program on Windows 7 and worked perfectly.

  69. Yes it worked thanks

  70. Thanks. print spooler service is running now.

  71. superb !! really simple and great .. started using by brother printer

  72. worked well.thanx

  73. Fantastic thank you

  74. thank you for your help solved the print spooler on my windows 7

  75. Win XP, SP2

    Worked perfectly, thank you

  76. GREAT JOB!! Your printer spooler repair tool worked on my corrupted Windows XP system. Let me try for one week and make a back up of the system. If everything continues to work fine I’ll be happy to make a donation to you.

  77. after fixing the error. we restart computer & then that error come again. plz help

  78. its working but after 3 prints same problem repeated,

  79. Thanks…. it works what it says

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  84. o/s = Vista Home Premium. I am very impressed – your fixit tool did get the print spooler service to start — when I had been unable to do so and it seemed that all the dependent services were already started. Wish I knew what you did to fix it. Real story will be what happens after a reboot. Thanks.

  85. Perfect. Had file doesn’t exist errors when running but fixed it all. Thanks.

  86. Yes it got my print spooler service “running” have yet to try and print, Thank-You

  87. solved problem on XP. Thanks

  88. Alhamdulillah. Solved problem after restart. Good works from the teams. tqvm.

  89. it worked with ease . It was a huge effort till i found this .thanks a lot

  90. Running XP on my back-up computer, printer stopped running. Tried to update drivers, no go. Contacted Samsung who spent 20 mins who tried four times to install their universal driver. No help. Finally got Win error message Print spooler service not running. Checked your amazing website, found suggested auto-fix, tried it and fixed in a flash! Many thanks… you guys are the best!

  91. Hello. And Bye.

  92. thank you so much

  93. I’m afraid the tool still doesn’t work for windows 8.1

    • The newer version properly works with windows 8.1 as well. But as you stated it did not work in your computer. So please provide us your exact problem which you are facing and also let us know if our tool gives you any error message?

  94. I used it and it worked, but the next day I had to use it again, will I have to use it every time I restart my computer?

  95. THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOO MUCH. BEST

  96. The spooler has started, thank you.
    But, it still won’t print.
    All it gives me is a save option for the page to documents, no print option.

  97. Thank you very much!
    good job guys 😉

  98. amazing! Literally tearing my hair out all morning as all my devices and printers disappeared and I couldn not print a thing. This took less than a minute and I am fully fuctional!

  99. ITS NOT WORKING STILL GIVING PRINT SPOOLER IS NOT RUNNING

  100. This tool works! Very very useful, just one use and printer spooler started and I was able to print immediately. Thanks!

  101. This didn’t work for me. I have Windows 7. The print job queue shows that it is printing 3/1 pages. Nothing will print, although it was working fine earlier today.

  102. Oh my god your method finally works, and all the problems are fixed properly!
    Thank you for saving my time on this annoying problem, and stopped me from re-install the whole system ^_^
    I’ll share my experiences with friends and certainly about your vital support!
    Once again, a great THANK YOU!

  103. Did not work for me but I have tried everything. When I attempt to start the print spooler from Service.msc I get an “error 0x800706b9.

    I have tried everything that is available currently even close to this particular issue; even a great video posted by this forum that I really thought was going to solve the problem but still did not.

    There are currently no printers listed and there is in fact no printer option in the ‘Device Manager’ settings either. Could this be a virus? It occurred just after a Windows Update and upon the installation of Webroot security software from Best Buy. My Windows Restore is not functioning either.

    If ANYONE has a solution to this problem please let me know.

    Thanks,

    cjjiv

  104. Windows7 with HP Color Laser Jet – CM 1015 MFP.

    I tried your tool, I tried to fix it manually, but nothing. All started, I think, with a BSOD reported by my wife. After a restart and a “delete restauration data and continue with nomal Windows start-up”, everything seemed to be normal until I tried to print. In Device Manager it shows the printer but it is not default, and context menu shows only the troubleshooting option, wich doesn’t work. Also, add printer is not working: it either gives an error about spooler not starting (1068): The service stopped unexpectedly, or an error about Windows can’t open Add printer. Error 0x000006be – Operation could not be completed (something about windows firewall as I’ve read somewhere). I’ve tried, with windows firewall on and off, to start manually the spooler service, after 2-3 tries it goes on, but when clicking add printer, it immediatly turns off. Other then re-installing windows, I don’t know what to do anymore… And that will be an option after a system upgrade only… Virus scan negative with multiple antiviruses. Thank you for your great work anyways…

  105. Thank you so very much! I’ve been trying and trying for two days to figure out how to get my printer to work again!! My kids had homework they needed to print out, my oldest son had scholarship applications to print out and turn in….and the darn printer would NOT work!!!Someone sent me a link to your page and in under a minute the printer is working again!!! You are wonderful!! Thank you, thank you!!

  106. Thank you so much

  107. it is an old xp Hp Pavilion
    running Lexmark x5200
    after a untility clean up and defrag
    spooler stopped working
    Had to uninstall and reinstall to get drivers and spooler to respond
    Thought old system was TOAST but then software responed and gave me Lexmark Centre and ink level showed on clicking
    Thank You for this valuable tool
    Brian

  108. Thank you. Fixed my printspool Er 1068 problem. W7

  109. Amazing…….. It has fixed…..!!!!!!!…..Thank you very much…Now my printer is working…….Thanks a lot……..

  110. thanks sir
    it is working perfectly

  111. This is literally the only thing that worked for me! Thanks guys! I was on the phone with geek squad for two days trying to fix this stupid issue.

  112. I sat here for almost 5 hours over the past two days trying to figure out the spool error. I came across this site and took a chance. It was fixed in less than one minute!!! Geez, thank you sooo much. I was afraid to use an unknown soure, but am so happy now!!!! Happy dance…

  113. Brilliant!

    Thanks

    SW

  114. I tried your printer spooler repair tool in my Windows 7 OS. I stopped the print spooler service as admin before running your repair tool. The repair tool reported a successful finish and it restarted the printer service. Looking at the spoolsv and spoolss files in Windows Explorer, I did not notice a new modification date. Also, I noticed that the file sizes were those of the old spooler files. My conclusion is that nothing was done but the restart of my printer service with the same old files. Your response would be appreciated.

  115. Hello, this tool did not work for me neither. I tried everything found on the net.. until I disable Printer Notifications and Disable Advanced Printing Features under Printing Preferences/Advanced. Thanks!!

  116. Hi,

    Extremely thankful for the piece of advice you gave here. It wonderfully worked & have no issues now whatsoever. Am able to add the printer & also the error about print spool no more appears. This is the only way out if you have installed many printers in your system earlier. Thanks a lot again.

  117. OMG ITS A LIFESAVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  118. What a great service!!!!! I have been working on this for hours, trying to get a paper for school to print.

    IT WORKED! Thank you!!!!

  119. Thanks Sir, It is very useful for me

  120. Thank you so much!!!
    Only thing that worked for me
    again thank you

  121. Simple tool, greet help !

  122. Running Windows XP and had the dreaded “print spooler not running” problem. This software fixed the error and I was up and running again to print. Super program. Thanks for saving me hours of hunting down the problem.

  123. my work is due tomorrow but because of the spooler and your program fix it so i can print with like normal , thanks a lot !

  124. thanks a lot guys…appreciate it a lot

  125. Not working for my Windows 8.1. If I create new document in CorelDRAW, it takes forever to open, but when I stop Print Spooler, CorelDRAW files open instantly. And when I start Print Spooler, CorelDRAW stuck again when open and/or printing files.

    What is the relation between Print Spooler and opening files in CorelDRAW…? It’s so frustrating, I have to restart Print Spooler many times to make it works. And when it’s working, it’s fine until I turn off /restart my PC.

  126. My computer had no record of any installed printers and I got a message when I tried printing a PDF doc on XP that my print spooler is not working, but after installing your product and ‘repairing’ it, it works perfectly again. Thank you!

  127. It repaired my Win xpprint spooler service. Perfect repair tool..cheers!

  128. I have been trying to print out resume’s and my printer just seemed to have problem after problem and everywhere I looked had solutions that didn’t fix diddly-squat. After much frustration and doing search after search, I finally found a link to this repair service, and it totally fixed the problem. Huzzah! Thanks!!

  129. its not working on XP

  130. After running this tool and restarting PC still print spooler service stops immediately. Not worked for my Windows 7 professional.

  131. I cant fix printer Spoler. I did First Control Panal- Administration tools – Printer spooler – double click – select automatic – start – apply – Ok but printer bring one time then it be stop. please help

  132. Thanks a lot it’s working fine

  133. Thanks..Excellent..works :-)

  134. The tool worked perfectly. Thank you! Save me a bunch of time.

  135. Hi. I was eternally grateful that I found your “Print Spooler Repair Tool” as I had been struggling for days to get my printer to work. It had suddenly stopped!! Downloaded – problem solved!! However, I am finding that I need to keep downloading the software if I want to print. Any suggestions please? Thanks

  136. This is a nice tool, but it didn’t work for me. Windows 8.1. I still cannot start the print spooler service. I have tried and researched a lot.

  137. Thank you so much! I was at wit’s end trying to print from Excel. Your tool fixed the problem.

  138. Didnt work with windows xp
    thanks anyway

  139. Great Job , Welldone,, its works

  140. I am Using windows xp, tool not working and i downloaded Spooler files also but print spooler not working. In services “print spooler” option is not there ?
    Please help..

  141. Running Windows 10 Tech Preview 10130. Print Spooler still won’t start; still gives error 0x800706b9 Not enough resources available… Checked Services.msc, and all is good. I know this isn’t a supported OS, but thought you might be interested.

  142. Excellent works. Thank you very much

  143. Niceeeeeeeeee very nice

  144. Worked wonderfully with my Windows XP! Thank you!

  145. Bravo! It took maybe two minutes from download to fixed! I don’t struggle with computers when I have a genius ready to step in.THANKS!

  146. Can’t believe it. I’ve been searching for a fix to this spooler problem for several days now! This repair tool DID IT. You guys ROCK! Thank you sooo much!

  147. Works beautifully!

  148. I have an old computer with Vista, and the tool repaired my problem very quickly. I have been dealing with the spooler problem for months, but finally found your program. Thanks so much.

  149. I am running Windows 8 on an HP Envy m6 laptop. Your program instantly fixed my print spooler Error 1068, which started right after one of the Windows updates. This was after the HP and Microsoft trouble shooting advice failed to resolve the problem. Thanks much.

  150. You guys are the Best… Its working on my windows 7 desktop. Love you guys…

  151. Thanks Sir
    Great Work

  152. Unbelievable! When I installed Windows 10 my printer spooler would not start and I “lost” all printers. Error 1068! I spent three days with HP support, bought a new printer, no one knew how to get the new HP Windows 10 compatible printer to install. And then voila, I downloaded the fix and MAGIC! The spooler worked and the printer installed. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  153. It works seamlessly with Windows 8.1. Thank you!

  154. You specified that this tool works for Windows version up to 8. I recently installed Windows 10 and it works there too, so you my want to include that in your list. Thanks much!

  155. Great tool, works on windows 10

  156. For me not work my spooler not start :(

  157. Excellent – been struggling with this problem all weekend but this tool fixed it first time. Thanks very much.

    Win 8.1 with HP Officejet 4630 series MFD.

  158. It worked. Thanks! Windows 8
    Thanks
    Mp

  159. Great tool.
    Fixed spoolproblem in windows 10

  160. Thank you very much! Worked with HP Laser Jet 1022n on Windows XP SP3. Had broken printer service and this totally worked! Again, thank you!

  161. You are to be congratulated ! The tool works great! Recommend! I solved my problem! Thank you!

  162. tatz cool guys ..im able to print now..thanks alot :)

  163. Dear sir
    Thanks a lot

  164. Great tool – fixed my printer spooler not running for past week after free upgrade to Win 10!!
    Grateful…

  165. Print Spooler in Windows 10 was working fine, somehow got corrupted, used your ‘repair tool’ all now back to work. Thanks!

  166. sorry for bad english. big thanks. i really want to donate but in iran i cant.sorry.thankkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk you again

  167. Think it’s Gonna Work. <3 Tried Everything else. Love this web site If it does!! :)

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