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Print Spooler Keeps Stopping Windows 7- HP Printer


I have a case where the print spooler service keeps stopping. It started about two months ago. Initially I simply reinstalled the Pritner driver, it happened again and that worked but then the next time it happened I realised that it was being caused by the spooler. A restore resolved it for a few days and then it happened again.

Manually starting the spooler service does not resolve the issue. The machine has Eset Smart Security on it and no signs of viruses.

Any ideas would be appreciated.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
For viruses, in addition to your own AV, download the free trial of Malwarebytes and scan with it. You may have a virus in spite of having AV installed.

For operating system damage, run System File Checker. Run SFC /SCANNOW and allow to complete. Run again if errors remain uncorrected. Restart the computer and test.

... Thinkpads_User
Uninstall printer software from program and features ..reboot

Now run this fixit


Reboot system...now go to the printer manufacturer website and install the latest drivers.

Please try following steps for this known problem.

A. Click Start, type Services.msc in the Search box and press Enter.

B. Double-click Printer Spooler in the Services list.

C. Click Stop and click OK.

D. Click Start, type C:\system32\spool\printers in the Start Search box and press Enter, delete all files in this folder.

E. Click Start, type Services.msc in the Start Search box and press Enter.

F. Double-click Printer Spooler in the Services list.

G. Click on Start. In the Startup Type list, make sure that "Automatic" is selected and click OK.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The post above is directly from a Microsoft Support Article.  We should always provide credit to the source when we post information.

.. Thinkpads_User
Choose your words carefully. I keeping these collection since years. I copied from my previous txt solution bank. At the end all solutions comes from MS help database anyway.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I have changed my words above but emphasize that when we copy work, we should reference the source it came from.

... Thinkpads_User
mavcomAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much. The programmed worked.
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