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Fix Print spooler service not running after windows 10 update

Print spooler service not running

Print Spooler Service is responsible for managing print jobs you send to your printer. If due to some reason, this print spooler service stops running printer won’t print documents or users may get a “print spooler service” error “Operation could not be completed. The print spooler service is not running.” while trying to install a printer in Windows. For some others the error is different like

Windows cannot connect to the printer.

The local print spooler service is not running.  Please restart the spooler or restart the machine.

This error usually occurs because of the Corrupted spooler service that spools print jobs and handles interactions with the printer. And clear print spooler folder most probably fixes the problem for you.

Fix printer spooler problems on Windows 10

If you are first time getting this error “print spooler service not running” open the services window and restart the print spooler service.

Clear Printer Spooler Files

Sometimes Print Spooler service can keep stopping due to Print Spooler files, try to check and clear if there are print queues left on your printer spooler folder.

To do this first we need to stop the print spooler service (if its running state)

Run the Printer Troubleshooter

Also Running the build-in Printer Troubleshooter help to detect You have the latest Printer drivers, and fix and or update them If you have connectivity issues or Print Spooler and required Services are running fine Any other Printer related issues.

Reinstall printer driver

If none above solutions help, then the problem is most likely related to corrupted printer drivers that are installed on the computer. Try uninstalling all printers and printer software from the computer and start from scratch.

Check with a new user account

Also, You may create a new user account and check if the issue occurs in the new user account.

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