July 25, 2012

What to Do When the Spooler Subsystem App Encounters a Problem

Print spooler subsystem application forms an essential component of the Windows operating system (OS). It establishes communication between a Windows-based computer and a printer. Therefore, if the application malfunctions, the printer will not print as it would not receive print instructions from the computer.

Why the Printer Spooler Error Occurs? 
·         Damaged or corrupted printer drivers 
·         Crashed printer spooler application 
·         Virus/malware infection 

Check the below mentioned steps and fix your printer issues:

Reboot computer – Disconnect the power cord from your computer and printer, and also disconnect the printer from computer. Now power on the computer first and then connect the printer back to it. Power on the printer, the computer should now detect the printer and the problem should be resolved. Rebooting resolves many problems as it resets the program settings.
Update DriversPrinter drivers should be updated regularly; an old or corrupted driver will lead to multiple problems including the printer spooler error.
Damaged/corrupted driver – If the driver has gone faulty or damaged then remove the driver and download and install the latest driver for whichever Windows version you have from your manufacturer’s website.  
Reinstall printer software – Remove the old printer software along with its registry entries and .dll files. Restart the computer and then reinstall the printer software. 
Printer Spooler Fix Wizard – Download the wizard from the Microsoft website and save and run it on your system. Let the wizard fix all the internal problems.  
Run antivirus scan – Update your antivirus program, and run a full scan to verify if your computer is infected with virus/malware etc. Wait for the scan to finish and let your antivirus delete the infections if there are any.

Repair Damaged Windows files:
·         Click the ‘Start’ menu> click ‘Run
·         In the Run box, type in ‘sfc /scannow’ (without quotes) and click on ‘OK
·         Note, when you run this command, you should have the Windows XP CD inserted in your CD drive. The command will now scan for missing Windows files as well as repair the corrupted ones.

***If you recently upgraded to Windows XP/Vista/7 from the older versions such as 2000, NT etc. and did not remove old printer files, it can result in printer spooler error. So whenever you upgrade to a newer Windows version, delete the previous files and registry entries also to avoid the problem. 

Feel free to get online technical support to fix your computer problems. Just Call on Toll-Free number(1-866-541-1792) & get 24*7 expert help for online diagnostic and troubleshooting.

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