Sunday, 17 March 2013

Print Spooler Service Keeps Stopping Windows 7

Print Spooler Service Keeps Stopping Windows 7 issue
Do you suffer from the print spooler service keeps stopping windows 7 issue? Well I had this problem on my windows 7 laptop a week back and I managed to fix the print spooler service keeps stopping windows 7 issue and I thought I would write about it to help out others who have this issue.

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You will know if you are suffering from this issue if the print spooler service will stop when you try to print any documents on your windows 7 machine.  This issue is usually caused by a few issues such as a corrupt print job, corrupt printer drivers / files, virus.  By following the steps below we will be able to help you to resolve the print spooler service keeps stopping windows 7 issue.

How To Resolve The Print Spooler Service Keeps Stopping Windows 7 Issue

First thing to do is to stop the printer spooler service.  Click on start > run and type in services.msc then hit enter.  On the next window scroll down to the "printer spooler" service and right click on it and select stop (Shown Below).  When the service has stopped browse to C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS and delete any files in there and then restart your windows 7 machine.  Then try to print again.  If the issue is not resolved go to the next step.

Stop The Print Spooler Service Keeps Stopping Windows 7

Next we can try to update the printer drivers to the latest version. Sometimes printer drivers have bugs in them and become corrupt.  If we download and install the latest drivers this should fix these bugs.  Visit the printer manufactures website and download and install the latest version of the printer driver.  Then restart your machine.  If you are still getting the Print Spooler Service Keeps Stopping Windows 7 error go to the next step.

Now scan your system for viruses.  Make sure your virus software is up to date and then run a full scan on your machine. 

More Fixes For The Print Spooler Service Keeps Stopping Windows 7 Problem

Windows Update Print Spooler Service Keeps Stopping
Run windows update, Microsoft might have released a hot fix which resolves this issue we are getting ( Print Spooler Service Keeps Stopping Windows 7 ) so run windows update and install all the latest hotfixes + service packs.  Now reboot your machine and try to print again.  If the issue is still there run windows update again and install all the hardware updates.

Run a chkdsk on your computer.  It is possible that a file has become corrupt and is causing this issue.  To run a chkdsk right click on your C: drive in my computer and select properties > Tools > Error Checking > Check now.  Then reboot your machine for the chkdsk to run.

Next lets check some registry settings, go to start --> run --> type in "regedit" without the quotes, and browse to the location HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\CONTROL\PRINT\  check the providers folder and delete the ones that aren't the defaults. Defaults are: LanMan Print Services and Internet Print Provider

Preventing The Print Spooler Service Keeps Stopping Windows 7 Issue

You can try to prevent the Print Spooler Service Keeps Stopping Windows 7 issue by doing the following things . 
  • Frequently run windows update to keep your system up to date.
  • Keep updating your virus definitions and running a full virus scan once a week
  • Update printer drivers when they are released to prevent the Print Spooler Service Keeps Stopping Windows 7 issue
  • When shutting down your machine make sure it shuts down fully before turning your machine off, This will help preventing files becoming corrupt.

1 comment:

  1. I like your post.Very impressive way of writing....appreciate the great information about Printing services. Many thanks...

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