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Windows 7 Print Spooler Stops

Posted on 2012-03-16
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I have a Win 7 Professional 64-bit laptop that I use i three different offices with three different printers.  I have installed all the windows updates and made sure all the drivers are up to date.  

Indepndent of what I do or where I am, the Windows print spooler stops.  I can restart it and restore the ability to print.  I can go for days without a stop, or it can stop every five minutes.  

I've tried several 'cures' from the internet but the problem always returns.

Please help
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by:jerseysam
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Check which user is actually running the Print Spooler service.

Find spoolsv.exe.

Go to properties, security, advanced, owner.

Make sure you are the owner, with full rights
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by:wardrichard9411
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OK, I am the admin and I made the owner, changed the properties to full control.  I've stopped and restarted the print spooler.

Only time will tell.
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ok, finger crossed
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by:wardrichard9411
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Several weeks have passed.  The PC was shutdown restarted, several printer issues were resolved , but the spoolsrv problem never recurred.  Thanks for fixing a major annoyance!
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