Question

Hello,
I have problem with Windows. I have windows 10. When I try start Local Print Spooler in servises.msc I get message: Windows could not start The Print Spooler Service on Local Computer Error 0x800706b9: Not enough resources are available to complete this operation 0x800706b9.
Can you help me? how to fix print spooler “error 0x800706b9: Not enough resources are available to complete this operation”.

Question asked by Mark Sapic

Screenshot of the error message: Error 0x800706b9

Print Spooler Error Code- 0x800706b9 Image




Solved Answer.

Explanation & Solution

Sure, we’ll help you to fix this error “Print Spooler error 0x800706b9: Not enough resources are available to complete this operation”.

Happily, we have solved this issue after lots of research on Mark Sapic ‘s PC. And now here, we are sharing the exact solution of this print spooler error 0x800706b9 with all you guys who need to fix it. We love to find the solution of the problem and share it to our website.

After researched, we have found two possible methods to fix this Print Spooler error 0x800706b9 issue. Please follow the following two methods to fix Print Spooler error 0x800706b9 issue. Both methods are given below.

Research Overview

This print spooler error 0x800706b9 may occurred after upgraded your windows from windows 7/8 to windows 10.

Once you get this error message 0x800706b9, you won’t able to see your printers in printer page because without print spooler service you can’t do anything regarding printer. You won’t get your printer listed when you give print command from any applications. You won’t even uninstall or re-install your printer drivers because to do anything regarding  printer, your print spooler service must be started first.

We found lots of PUP (potentially unwanted programs) installed on his computer. We ran  Hitmanpro, Adware Removal tool v4.1 and Adwcleaner and then create a new user profile and reboot the computer. Once we logged in into new user profile after reboot, printer spooler get started and printer worked perfectly fine. There is no more error 0x800706b9 in Print spooler, it has resolved.

Main causes of print spooler error 0x800706b9

There maybe two causes of this issue “print spooler error 0x800706b9”. We can’t say which one you have, so follow both methods.

  1. One of 3rd party application or Adware/Malware is blocking to use print spooler service resources.
  2. Your user profile of your computer may not installed all the necessary components of windows 10 while upgrading.

How to Fix Print Spooler Error 0x800706b9

Solution

Now, here we are going to give you the methods how to solve “Print Spooler error 0x800706b9: Not enough resources are available to complete this operation”

There are two possible methods which can fix your print spooler error 0x800706b9. Follow the following methods.

Method1

We recommend you to scan your computer by following tools, because as we explained above first reason is 3rd party  application conflicting with printer spooler service maybe the cause of this issue.

Scan your computer with Adware / Malware / Trojan Removal Tools. Here we suggested you these 4 tools. (In Mark Sapic ‘s case, we tried Hitmapro only and it worked)

  1. Scan your computer with HitmanPro-32bit / Hitmapro-64bit
  2. Reboot your computer after Hitmanpro scan and then try to print out or check the printer spooler service status.

Click here to Download Hitmanpro_x32bit.exe

Click here to Download Hitmanpro_x64bit.exe

This is Mark Sapic’s PC original screenshot of hitmanPro Scan

Print Spooler Error Code- 0x800706b9 Hitmanpro Scan Image
Print Spooler Error Code- 0x800706b9 Hitmanpro Scan Image

If HitmanPro doesn’t work for you then try following three tools.

  1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes
  2. Scan your computer with Adwcleaner
  3. Scan your computer with Adware Removal Tool v4.1

Reboot your computer after all these scans and then try to print out something to check your printer OR check the printer spooler service status. If first method doesn’t work in your computer then try method2.

Method2

Create a NEW user profile account on your windows 10 computer then reboot your computer and then login into New user profile account.

  1. Click on Start Menu Button
  2. Click on Settings
  3. Click on Accounts
  4. Click on Family & other users from left side pane
  5. Click on “Add someone else to this PC” from right side pane
  6. Enter a user name to create an new account.
  7. Do reboot your computer and then login into new account.

Click here for step by step more detail how to create a new local user account in windows 10

After login into new account, your print spooler should work smoothly. Please check your printer spooler service. If your print spooler works on new account that means it should be worked on your old user account as well. Please try to login into old account now and check it.

Both methods are fully tested by my own hands. Must let us know if both methods doesn’t work for you at info@techsupportall.com OR comments section below.

70 thoughts on “How to Fix Print Spooler Error 0x800706b9: Not enough resources are available Issue”

  1. thought this was a scam, after trying every Microsoft help tip and getting no where, reboot after reboot, I thought just do it!

    it worked!! no side effects, THANK YOU THANK YOU you are book marked

  2. Wow! It worked for me! Thank you so much for this thread! I’ve been searching for answers for almost a year and this one helped! Great job!

  3. Thanks for resolving issue. I have to think that the latest update of windows 10 is what screwed up the spooler. Working again thanks to you.

  4. Thanks for this fix, its works flawlessly!! After updating to the latest version of Windows 10, all of my printers were gone and I couldn’t re-start my print spooler. I ran this tool and all of my printers are back and my spooler is up and running!

  5. I have spent the last two days searching and trying multiple methods to fix the spooler issue. I even spent 2 hours each on the phone with microsoft AND HP with no fix! I have been using malwarebytes and it discovered no issues. I finally decided to download HITMAN and within 5 minutes of installation I was printing again. Cannot thank you guys enough! Back to work!

    1. Ok, is it the same error message that you got when you start print spooler service manually? “Print Spooler Error 0x800706b9: Not enough resources are available”

  6. I can’t believe how fast and easy this fix was for my printer spooler problem! Literally took less then one minute to fix and here I thought I was doomed to never being able to print from my laptop again. Thanks guys!

  7. Thank you, Hitman just solved the spooler problem. I reported one issue with winsock, fixed it, and after a restart everything was fine! Great!

  8. Wow, one scan with Hitman fixed the problem! So happy, I tried everything and it took weeks to finally find the right solution

    1. Happy to know that our research helped you a lot. Your appreciation is enough to inspire us to do more better.

  9. Thank you! I am running on windows 10 and had printer spooler problems. Within minutes my problem has been solved by you!

  10. Your solution was not helpfull for my W10 OS.
    I have solved the problem by deleting all the content of windows\system32\spool\drivers\W32X86 or x64 folder

    Then restart the machine and reinstall the printersoftware and other related software.

    All problems solved.

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