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Some Common Questions About Print Spooler

Print Spooler Errors

Print Spooler Errors

Those who use printers must have come across print spooler errors or problems associated with it resulting in the printer, not printing. This is a program found in Microsoft Windows, newer android phones, and tablets that lets you do printing jobs and helps to finish the printing jobs faster. Many people seem not to know about it even though they have been using computers for long. So, the purpose of this primer is to give a general overview of print spooler, read on to know more.

What Is A Print Spooler?

A print spooler is an application that manages printing jobs sent from the computer to the printer or print server. It stores multiple printing jobs in a queue ensuring that they are done one after the other so you do not have to wait for individual works, this also helps to print large files. “Spool” is the acronym for simultaneous peripheral operations online.

How Does Print Spooler Work?

It allows the user to continue working uninterrupted without having to wait for the print job to finish. So, it spools the print jobs by directing the output of a user’s process in printing files from the print queue, also it makes an entry in the print queue for the job.

How To Fix Print Spooler?

For print spooler service not running error, you fix by doing the following steps.

  • Press Windows Key + R and open the Run dialog box.
  • In it type in “services.msc” and select “OK”
  • In the window that appears next select “Printer Spooler” service and in it change the startup type to “Automatic”.
  • After this, confirm the change, restart the computer, and install the printer again.

What Is Print Spooler Service?

Print spooler service is a system32 service of Microsoft Windows that is responsible for the management of print jobs sent to the printer or printer server for printing. Most of the time it works fine but at times due to the error or corruption of print files, it can stop working.

What Is a Spooler SubSystem App?

Print Spooler Service Not Running

Print Spooler Service Not Running

“spoolsv.exe file” is a Microsoft Windows system process and it is also known as “Spooler SubSystem App”. However malware, trojan, and other malicious programs use this file name to escape detection. The true “spoolsv.exe file” is located in “C:\Windows\System32” and if you find this file elsewhere it is a trojan or malicious file that must be removed.

We hope that the aforementioned information details clarified doubts about print spooler and how to fix print spooler error.

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