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print spool service

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i have problem with print spool service with windows 7 , it always stopped after restarting the service , i have tried to delete all files in printers\spool\system32 folder , but no files had been found
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
would this troubleshooting technique help (windows 7), found here troubleshoot print spooler service

in short, set the service auto-recovery configuration:
 Services under Computer Management, Double click Print Spooler service and go to Recovery tab. Here we can set what that service should do when it fails.

Select ‘Restart the Service’ in Subsequent Failures field. So, it will try restarting print spooler service whenever it fails.

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respectively to check the dependency service (RPC, usually)
Go to ‘Dependencies’ tab and make sure all depending services are started. Luckily, only one dependency service for print spooler service which is Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service.
So, check the RPC service in services and make sure it’s already started.

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I also would concur that if all of the above doesn't help, I would check the drivers, and update them:
 
4) Last step which fixed for me is, wrong print driver installation. Yes, if you installed and assigned wrong driver to any of the network or local printer, you may face this print spooler stopping frequently problem. I think, by default windows XP or Vista tries to communicate with printer very often even if you don’t print. When printer and OS talk wrongly because of wrong driver installation, windows stop the print spooler service automatically to avoid any system issues. That is the reason print spooler stops very often.

Try these two methods,

a) Delete all unwanted printers from your computer.

b) Make sure all printers are installed with proper drivers ( or at least with similar model)

Once I changed to correct print driver, it solve my problem very easily.

Try the above methods, I’m sure one it will solve print spooler stopping automatically problem.

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AlkannetworksAuthor Commented:
thanks
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