Printer spool not starting windows 8

Posted on 2014-03-03
Last Modified: 2014-03-11
in windows 8 pro printer spool not starting automatically. if  change to automatically immediately changing to stop.
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by:Sivaraj E
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Open this "%WINDIR%\system32\spool\printers", delete all files in this folder,

And try start the service,

Regards, Shiva

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sarvjita earned 100 total points
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Author Comment

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there is no any files in the printers folder
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by:Manjunath Sullad
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ID: 39902716
1. Update the printer driver.

2. Run sfc /scannow with elevated command prompt.

If that didn't fixed the issue, Modify below registry path as suggested in below link,


Fix Common Printer problem using diagnostics tool,

Accepted Solution

Sivaraj E earned 200 total points
ID: 39902871
Did you try with Microsoft Fix It for printers?

Can you try this ?

Regards, Shiva

Author Closing Comment

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experts comments given idea to me

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