Print spooler repair

With the help of print spooler your Windows computer and printer interact with each other. it also helps in the executing of printing jobs.  If you see a print spooler error message appearing on your screen,  it means that your print spooler corrupted or unable to interact with the other software.  To troubleshoot this problem, you need to print spooler repair.  Repairing the print spooler will help you to fix the error causing troubles in its functioning.   In this post, we have discussed the different methods that can help you with print spooler repair on your device. So, read the post and troubleshoot the problem without any hassle.

Change the Print Spooler Properties

Print spooler repair
  • Restart the print spooler.

  • Using the keyboard, press the ‘ Windows + R’ key together. This will invoke the ‘Rub’ box.

  • Now, type services.msc’ and hit the ‘Enter’ button to open the ‘Services’ Windows.

  • Click on Printer Spooler and hit the ‘Restart’ button.

  • Check if your print spooler starts working.

This Print Spooler Restart may help you to fix the problem.

Check and Make Sure Printer Spooler Service Set to ‘Automatic’.

If you haven’t set to print spooler to automatic, it will not ‘Turn ON’ when you start the Windows, and your printing device will not work unless you start service manually. 

Set  Automatic, follow the steps below

  • Press the ‘Windows + R’ key to open the ‘Run’ box.

  • Now, type ‘services.msc’ and hit the ‘Enter’ button to go to the ‘Services’ window.

  • Right-click on the ‘Print Spooler’ and choose ‘Properties’ option.

  • Check and make sure that you have set the startup type to ‘Automatic’ and after that, click on the Apply>>OK button. 

  • Check if your device starts working.

Change Print Spooler Recovery Option

If your ‘Print Spooler Recovery Settings are not correct, your spooler will not restart automatically and may fail to restart due to some reason

To set the correct recovery settings, follow the steps below:

  • Press the ‘Windows + R’ key using your keyboard at the same time, this will invoke the ‘Run’ box.

  • Type ‘Services.msc’ and hit the Enter button. This will open Services windows.

  • Right-click on your ‘Print Spooler’ and choose ‘Properties’ option.

  • Click the ‘Recovery’ option and make sure that ‘Three Failure Failure’ is set to ‘Restart the Service’. Hit the Apply>>Ok button.

  • Check if the problem is resolved.

Delete the Print Spooler Files

 If there is a pending print job in your printer queue, you may face print spooler error, and your software may stop functioning. You can delete the documents and files from print spooler to delete the pending printing jobs, this may help you to fix print spooler error on your device.

Here are the steps you need to follow for this:

  • Click the ‘Windows + R’ key together to open the ‘Run’ box.

  • Type ‘services.msc’ and hit the ‘Enter’ to go to the  ‘Services’ window.

  • Click the ‘Print Spooler’ services and hit the ‘Stop’ button.

  • Minimize Service’ windows with ‘_’.

  • Using the keyboard, hit the ‘Windows Key + E’ together, this will open the ‘Windows File Explorer’.

  • Visit ” C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS”.

  • When prompted, click the ‘Continue’ button.

  • From the Printers folder ‘Delete all the files’.  You must be able to see a message saying that ‘’This folder is empty’.

  • Press ‘Windows + R’ key to the open Run box.

  • Type ‘Control’ and hit the enter button top open the ‘Control Panel’.

  • Open Windows and select ‘View by Catalog’ and after that click on ‘Views Devices and Printers’.

  • Right-click on the Printer, and hit the ‘Remove Device’ option.

  • Click the ‘Services’ icon to get back to the ‘Services’ windows.

  • Click on the ‘Print Spooler’ services and then ‘Start’ button.

  • Go to the ‘Devices and Printers’ icon in the taskbar to get back to the same window.

  • Right-click on the Blank space, and Hi the  ‘Add a Printer’. After that, follow the onscreen guidelines to add the printer again.

  • Check if the device starts working.

So, these are some simple guidelines that may help you to fix the print spooler issue. If you are still unable to fix the problem, we recommend you contact the experts and take their advice for print spooler repair, and find the most reliable solution to this problem.