This article will discuss...
About the Print Spooler
or spoolsv.exe is a
legitimate Windows service that runs in the background of your
computer. It has no visible window but is constantly running in the
background to monitor for printing requests that you may initiate by
clicking the Print
button on the printer or within an application interface. A service
is something that runs in the background of the computer and monitors
for specific tasks or events that the service is responsible for. In
the instance of the print spooler service, the printer spooler waits
until a print job is requested and then it becomes active. The print
spooler is responsible for transferring the data in the print job to
a temporary storage area that is accessible by the printer.
the print spooler stops working, the data that completes a requested
print job is not transferred to the necessary location and is not
noticed by the printer. Without the print spooler, the capability to
print anything is lost.
that initiate large volumes of print jobs into the print queue or
users that simply print a lot may experience errors with the spool
service that would result in error messages such as these...
you receive an error message similar to the ones listed, there is
likely an error with the print spooler service, spoolsv.exe.
This service can produce errors or become corrupt during normal use
or because of a conflict with a third party print management service
belonging to a peripheral printing device. All printers come with
their own driver that enables the functionality of the printer and
many come with their own print spool service that often conflicts
with the generic spool service provided by Windows. This conflict can
cause the print queue to become jammed or unresponsive, thus
resulting in printer not working or requiring an extraordinary amount
of time to print a single job.
may experience errors like the ones listed above when...
Your printer driver is out of date or missing (Run DriverUpdate by SlimWare Utilities), or manually update them
logging into Windows.
to start the Print Spooler service.
to stop the Print Spooler service.
to access Printer and Faxes.
to Add a printer.
to print a document or photo.
you experience print spooler errors under any of these circumstances
or receive an error like or similar to the ones listed above, we have created a guide to manually fixing printer errors,
however we believe the best solution is the automated tool discused below. Generally,
there is an issue with the print spooler (spoolsv.exe)
service that must be corrected.
How to Easily Fix Print Spooler Errors
The vast majority of printer errors are caused by spoolsv.exe. In turn, the vast majority of spoolsv.exe problems are caused by errors in your system registry. It doesn't take much to cause a problem -- as with anything to do with computers, the printing system is very sensitive to configuration problems. It can be very difficult to track down the source of the problem, but thankfully automated tools exist to do that work for you!
WindowsAnswers.net has always been a big fan of an application called "SlimCleaner Plus". SlimWare Utilities is the creator. They're known for creating powerful applications that are incredibly easy to use by anybody. It's job is to seek out errors and misconfigurations in your system and fix them. This way, it'll also fix any other hidden problems you may not even know you have! Additionally, a boost in system performance comes after using the application since it doubles as an optimizer.
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