Have you ever tried to print a document, but the printer just wouldn’t start? You may have forgotten to turn on the printer, or there may be something wrong with the printer itself. But another possibility is that there’s something wrong with your computer – like a problem with the Print Spooler service. If this service isn’t starting automatically, your printer won’t work. In this article, we’ll show you how to fix the problem and get your printer up and running again.
What Is the Print Spooler Service and Why Is It Important?
The print spooler service helps your computer connect to printers and print documents. If the service is not running, you may not be able to print or even add a printer to your computer. In some cases, you may see an error message saying that the print spooler service is not running. Thankfully, it’s usually easy to fix the problem and get the service up and running again. In most cases, simply restarting your computer will do the trick. However, if the problem persists, you may need to troubleshoot the service or install new drivers for your printer. But as long as you keep an eye on the print spooler service, you should be able to avoid any major printing problems.
How To Start the Print Spooler Service Manually
The print spooler is a program that temporarily stores print jobs on your computer before sending them to the printer. If the print spooler service isn’t running, you can’t print from your computer. Fortunately, you can usually start the print spooler manually if it’s not running. Here are some instructions on how to do that:
On Windows 10, right-click the Start button and select “Control Panel.” In the Control Panel, go to “System and Security” and then select “Administrative Tools.” In the Administrative Tools window, double-click on “Services.” Find the “Print Spooler” service in the list and make sure it is set to “Automatic.” If the service has already started, stop it and then start it again. You can also try restarting your computer.
On Windows 7, click on the Start button and type “services.msc” in the search box. In the Services window that opens up, find the “Print Spooler” service. Make sure it is set to “Automatic.” If it has already started, stop it and then start it again. You can also try restarting your computer.
How To Fix the “Print Spooler Service Isn’t Starting Automatically” Error
The print spooler is a software program that temporarily stores print jobs on your computer before sending them to the printer. If the print spooler service is not running, your printer will not work properly. You may see an error message that says “Print spooler service isn’t starting automatically.” To fix this problem, you will need to start the print spooler service manually.
- Open the Services window. To do this, open the Start menu and type “services.msc” into the search box.
- Find the “Print Spooler” service and double-click it to open its properties window.
- In the “Startup type” drop-down menu, select “Automatic.”
- Click the “Start” button to start the service.
- Click “OK” to close the window. Your printer should now be working properly.
Additional Resources on Printer Troubleshooting
If your printer isn’t working and you’ve already tried restarting it, one thing you can try is to start the Print Spooler service. This service manages print jobs that are in the queue. If it’s not running, your printer won’t be able to print. Here’s how to start the Print Spooler service:
- Open the Start menu and type ‘services.msc’ into the search box.
- Find the ‘Print Spooler’ service in the list and double-click it.
- In the ‘Startup type’ drop-down menu, select ‘Automatic’.
- Click ‘Apply’ and then ‘OK’.
- Restart your computer and try printing again.
If you’re still having trouble, you can try troubleshooting your printer using the manufacturer’s website or contact customer support for more help.