HOW TO FIX PRINTER SPOOLER KEEPS STOPPING WINDOWS 10?
A print spooler is a software/service that temporarily stores print jobs on the hard disk machine or in memory until they are ready to be published by the printer. This is an essential service for printing purposes on Windows 10 computer.
To add a new printer to your machine or print / send your documents to the printer, it should run smoothly. But sometimes due to driver misconfiguration, virus infection or some other cause this Print Spooler keeps stopping windows 10 to complete the print job. Even, if you have several printers installed and there may be a problem with one of the printers causing the service to stop print spooler. Follow the steps below to solve this problem.
Fix Print Spooler does not use Windows 10 to interrupt print spooler operation
So if you also suffer from this problem, the print spooler keeps stopping, not running and looking for a solution below measures. Start with basic troubleshooting Clean boot windows 10. Check for MSConfig by clicking Start.
From the search results, choose System Setup. Tap or click on the Show All Microsoft Services checkbox in the System Setup dialogue box on the Services page, and then tap or click Remove Everything. The windows are restarted. Now follow the same steps to reset the services and test the fixed spooler problem. Otherwise, the next steps should go wrong.
Uninstall unnecessary printers.
Keep only the correct printer in use. If you have two or more printers installed, Print Spooler and printing can sometimes cause problems. If Print Spooler continues to stop on your Windows 10 PC, uninstalling the available printers could solve this problem. To do this, pick the computer and printer style search menu and choose the search results from the search form. This will open the window for computers and printers. Right-click on the available printers and press Delete as shown in the picture below.
Choose Yes when the confirmation pop-up opens. Do the same for other unused printers, also remove Installed driver from the control panel-> uninstall a program below-> select the printer driver installed and click uninstall. Restart your Computer now.
Sometimes the Print Spooler service will stop due to corrupt Print Spooler files, to fix this problem you should delete those files. To do this first, we need to interrupt the Windows Services printer spooler program if it runs. Here's how to press Win + R, Services.msc run form and click enter key. This will open Windows Services, scroll down now and search for the feature of the print spooler. Click it right and then click Wait.
Minimize the windows of resources by pressing Win + D.
Make sure you are signing in with administrative rights and set windows to view secret files. Disconnect/unplug the printer if a local printer has been installed. Now step on to the direction of fallowing.
This Pc-> C drive-> Windows-> System32-> Spool-> Printers Open the printer folder and Remove all files in the printer folder by pressing Ctrl+a to pick all data and right-click Remove as shown in the image below.
Return to the Services tab, right-click Print Spooler again and select Start. Connect the unplugged printer or connect the network printer and verify this time. However, once the windows have been restarted and the print spooler tested, the problem may be solved this time. If the next move still fails to get an issue.
Make sure the prints pooler keeps stopping service is enabled automatically. This is also the most critical point to ensure that the print spooler service is set to start automatically when opening windows. On Windows systems, you can test this.
First press Win + R and hit enter key on services.msc. Scroll down and check for spooler print service when the facilities of the window are opened. Right-click on it and select properties, make sure the section Start Style selects the Automatic Option. Click Apply to save changes.
Now switch to the Recovery tab, find and enable it to restart the service
To save changes, press Apply and OK. Open services windows and once the machine is reset and the print spooler is tested, the problem can be solved if it fails or does not run. Next move still gets troublesome.
Reinstall the driver of the printer
The installed printer driver can cause differential errors, often outdated corrupted. And maybe this print spooler is one of them that keeps stopping. We, therefore, recommend visiting the website of Installed Printer Manufacturer and installing the new engine. Then pick and uninstall the latest configured printer driver software from the control panel-> programs and apps->. Now restart your device after the new update printer driver has been installed. Once the new driver has been installed, check if the problem is solved.
Fix using registry Tweak If all of the above approaches are unable to fix print spooler, only modifying the registry will repair this for you. Bellow to do this here.
Note: Before making any changes to the Windows registry, we recommend you create a system restore point. So if any things go wrong when making registry changes, we can use system restore to a previous working state.
Click Windows Key+ R On the Regedit form run and click Enter or select OK. This will now open the registry of Windows to the folding key:
HKEY LOCAL MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Environments\Windows NT x86\Print Processors for 64-bit windows version: HKEY LOCAL MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Environments\Windows x64\Print Processors for
32-bit Windows version
Disable all but win print keys here. Only right-click the key you want to remove and pick Remove from the menu. Now Windows Open Registry Editor and Reboot. After that, open the services of windows and restart the operation of print spooler. Print Spooler will start this time without any problems.
These are some of the best workings approaches not started to repair print spooler, print spooler keeps Windows 10 error stopping. Still have ideas for questions, feel free to comment below. Via our contact form, you can ask your windows problems directly.