Windows 10: Local print spooler service is not running

Discus and support Local print spooler service is not running in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I have an error message when printing, and this only started since the last Windows 10 update a few days ago. It says "The local print spooler service... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by TCF99, Nov 12, 2020.

  1. TCF99 Win User

    Local print spooler service is not running


    I have an error message when printing, and this only started since the last Windows 10 update a few days ago. It says "The local print spooler service is not running. Please restart the spooler or restart the machine."

    I have stopped, then restarted the spooler. I have installed the last Windows updates. I have rebooted the PC and rebooted the Canon printer wired; USB. I have deleted and reloaded the Canon printer driver. This printer will scan no problem and save to the PC so cable is not an issue, although I tried a replacement cable anyway. It will copy OK. And - importantly - it will print using a different PC. I don't want to replace the printer since it is working. The issue seems to be the print spooler.

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    TCF99, Nov 12, 2020
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  2. print spooler is not running".

    Prior to installing the Windows 10 upgrade my printers (Lexmark X5470 and Canon MG 5520) worked great. Now neither will print, copy, or scan as I receive a message the "print spooler is not running". I went into services, view local services and restarted
    the spooler numerous time, but after each restart, I receive another message "the print spooler is not running". I have downloaded the current software and drivers for the printers, but after restarting the spooler the message still come up "the print spooler
    is not running." There are no error codes associated with the message.

    These printers are compatible with Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 Pro, but are they not compatible with Windows 10?

    Any help or suggestions will be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Changing the title

    Old title – Printer spooler

    New title- print spooler is not running".
     
    David G in VA, Nov 12, 2020
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  3. JIng_1618 Win User
    Print Spooler Service Not Running

    getting Active Directory Domain Services is currently unavailable.

    Windows Print Spooler Service could not be started

    tried suggestion one, but stop button is not available when I go to Print Spooler
     
    JIng_1618, Nov 12, 2020
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  4. Rich S_16 Win User

    Local print spooler service is not running

    Print spooler shuts down, can no longer print from a Dell laptop running Windows 10.

    Thank you for the rapid response.

    Method 1 led back through the diagnostics, which determined that the "print Spooler service isn't running"

    , as we knew. It then led to re-installing the printer and restarting the computer.

    After the restart, the print spooler service still was not running.

    After the computer was restarted, an attempt to manually start the spooler service resulted in

    " Windows could not start the Print Spooler service on the local computer. ERROR 1067. the process terminated unexpectedly."

    METHOD 2: as advised, I checked the dependencies for the print spooler service.

    Listed were: HTTP Service and Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

    The Remote Procedure Call was listed in the Services and was indicated to be running.

    HTTP Service was NOT LISTED. Should it show up somewhere else, or is this the problem ?

    Any suggestions ?

    thanks.

    Rich S
     
    Rich S_16, Nov 12, 2020
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