Start Print Spooler Service: How to fix Print Spooler Service not running

Start Print Spooler Service

The Print Spooler is software built into the Windows operating system that temporarily stores print jobs in the computer’s memory until the printer is ready to print them. Printer Spooler is a service responsible for managing all printers from your computer to the printer. When this service is not running or stopped for some reason, it can stop your computer from properly communicating with the printer hence no prints. See the following guide on how to remove a Printer from Windows 10 via PowerShell, Windows registry and Print Management.

You may be interested in some other articles I have created. How to delete obsolete drivers from the Driver Store in Windows 10, how to rename a Printer in Windows 10, how to determine the version and type of a Printer Driver (Printer Driver Information), how to specify a persistent default printer via the Windows Registry, and how to add Print Drivers with PowerShell, RUNDLL32, and VBScript in Windows 10.

How to fix Print Spooler Service

To resolve this issue, press both the Windows and R keys together to open the “Run dialog box”
– Next, type “services.msc” and press enter.
– Alternatively, we can search on the fly for “services.msc” from the Windows Search box as shown below

fix Print Spooler Service

this will open the Windows services window
– Scroll down and look for Print Spooler.
– Next right-click on it and select Properties.

Print Spooler not running

Note: You can start the start the service from here by clicking on “Start”

Print Spooler troubleshoot

If you wish to perform other operations before starting the service, click on properties as shown above and when you are done.
– Click on start

Start Print Spooler Service

From the General tab, and then click on Start. The service will restart immediately

I hope you found this blog post on How to fix Print Spooler Service helpful. Please let me know in the comment section if you have any questions.

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