Windows 10: Print Spooler Issues - KB5003637/KB5004476

Discus and support Print Spooler Issues - KB5003637/KB5004476 in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I am seeing print spooler issues for 20H2/21H1 with the June updates. The Spooler has been crashing on a bunch of computers. Restarting will sometimes... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by BenASB, Jun 21, 2021.

  1. BenASB Win User

    Print Spooler Issues - KB5003637/KB5004476


    I am seeing print spooler issues for 20H2/21H1 with the June updates. The Spooler has been crashing on a bunch of computers. Restarting will sometimes bring it back online, or just restarting the service. Uninstalling the updates seems to be immediately fix it. This has come up multiple times on a few computers and has affected about 10 computers so far.

    :)
     
    BenASB, Jun 21, 2021
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  2. Karla Alm Win User

    Print Spooler Issue

    Hello Sree,

    For step by step instructions on how you can manually start the Print Spooler Service, follow these:

    • Click Windows tab.
    • Type Control Panel > System and Maintenance
      > Administrative Tools.
    • Double click Services.
    • Right click to the Print Spooler service > Properties.

    However, we suggest you can refer to an answer given by Prabhavathi Patil on this

    thread
    .

    We also recommend that you update the driver for your printer.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.

    Thanks.
     
    Karla Alm, Jun 21, 2021
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  3. Issue after installation with print spooler

    Hello,

    Thank you for keeping us posted.

    I certainly understand your concern and will try my best to help you.

    I really appreciate all your efforts in trying to fix this issue.

    I would suggest you to try the steps given below and check if that helps.

    Note: All the steps mentioned below holds good for windows 10 as well.

    If print spooler keeps stopping in Windows 8.1,
    I would suggest to follow the steps given below.


    • If the print spooler is not responding to your print commands and print is not happening when printer is fine physically (No paper jam or any error indications on printer hardware). These methods will help
      to clear the pending print jobs (print queue) and hanging spooler service.

    • Clear the print spooler files where the Operating Systems store printing jobs temporarily, deleting these file will allow the print spooler to start freshly and run smoothly next time.

    • Go to C -> Windows -> System32 -> Spool -> Printers and delete all files inside this folder. This is the location OS keeps the printing jobs before sending
      to printers. Once you delete these files, print queue will be cleared. The same location is applicable for latest Windows 8 and 8.1 too.
    If the problem persists, follow the steps given below.


    • Go to services under Computer Management.

    • Double click Print Spooler service and go to
      Recovery tab. Here we can set what that service should do when it fails.

    • Select ‘Restart the Service’ in Subsequent Failures field. So, it will try restarting print spooler service whenever it fails.

    • Go to ‘Dependencies’
      tab and make sure all depending services are started. Luckily, only one dependency service for print spooler service which is
      Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service.

    • Check the RPC service in services and make sure it’s already started.
    If the issue still persists, the last step would be to check for the printer drivers. If the printer drivers are not installed properly, I would suggest you to follow the steps given below and check if that helps.


    • Delete all unwanted printers from your computer.

    • Make sure all printers are installed with proper drivers.
    Additional Information:

    Please refer to the article given below and check if that helps.

    Fix printer problems

    Fix printer problems in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

    Note: The above article will
    help you identify and fix common printer problems in Windows. Printing problems can be caused by cables that aren’t connected properly, problems with wireless adapters or settings, damaged or incompatible printer drivers or missing updates.

    I hope this information is helpful.

    Please do let us know if you need any further assistance, we will be glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Jayant Gupta, Jun 21, 2021
    #3
  4. Print Spooler Issues - KB5003637/KB5004476

    Must restart Spooler to print

    Have you set the Print Spooler server to Automatic? If you haven't, then let's do it. Follow the steps below:

    • Open Services through the search box.
    • Locate Print Spooler service and double click it.
    • Once the Print Spooler Properties window is open, look for Startup type and set is to
      Automatic.
    • Check also the Service status and make sure that it is set to Started.
    • Click Apply, then OK.

    In case there are other printers installed on your PC that you no longer use, we suggest that you uninstall it as it may also cause some issues with Print Spooler.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Regards
     
    Vanessa Yar, Jun 21, 2021
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