If you have ever tried to print important documents that are needed right away and the printer stops printing right in the middle, you have encountered the dreaded spooler error. The spooler is a system 32 service that manages print jobs that are sent to the printer or print server.
The printer spooler allows you to manage the print queue and makes it possible to start, stop or cancel print jobs. Without the printer spooler it would not be possible to print.
If you keep getting a spooler error there are three problems you can fix to remove this error. Listed below are three reasons that can cause a spooler error and stop you from printing.
The first reason that can cause a spooler error is a communication problem between the computer and printer.
This can happen if there are too many documents in the print queue which have not yet finished printing. Also if the document you are printing has trouble making its way into the printing queue from a system error or hardware error. To fix the spooler error you will need to cancel all the documents that are in the printer queue.
To do this you will need to click on the printer icon in control panel and cancel the print jobs in the print queue manually to stop the spooler error. Sometimes it may also be necessary restart your system to stop the spooler error and allow the printer spooler to reconnect with your system.
The second reason that can cause a spooler error is if you are using third-party drivers. Third party printer drivers are generic drivers that were not created by the manufacturer of your printer. Since third party drivers may not be compatible with your printer this would definitely cause a spooler error. This is because the manufacturer’s drivers are always kept up to date as they become aware of know issues where most third-party drivers are not keep up to date.
It is always a good idea to only use manufacturer drivers since when they become aware of a known issue they will put out a new driver. This will not only get rid of a spooler error but will also allow your printer to communicate properly with your computer.
The third reason that can cause a spooler error is if your printer drivers have become corrupt. Having corrupt drivers is the worst thing to see as it will stop the communication between the computer and printer. This happens when Adware or Spyware sneaks into the system and damages the driver.
By running a registry cleaner it will remove the Adware or spyware that has damaged the driver and remove it. When the Adware or Spyware has been removed you will need to uninstall your printer driver and reinstall it from the manufacturer’s Web site. This will remove the spooler error and get rid of the corrupt driver.
It is always a good idea to run a registry cleaner from time to time to remove any harmful Adware or Spyware that can damage drivers or the registry on your system.