Windows 10: Print Spooler not running

Discus and support Print Spooler not running in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; The Print spooler service can not run. It comes up with an error 193. All dependancie services are running. When I look in the Event Viewer I see a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by Tim Wirtz, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. Tim Wirtz Win User

    Print Spooler not running


    The Print spooler service can not run. It comes up with an error 193. All dependancie services are running. When I look in the Event Viewer I see a message that says "This version of Spooler is not compatible with the version of windows your running"


    Is there a way to fix this without having to do a complete reintstall of Windows?

    :)
     
    Tim Wirtz, Jul 28, 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, Jul 28, 2020
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  3. larrymcg Win User
    Print Spooler Running Constantly

    f14tomcat, I finally did what you suggested and it worked! The printer still prints and the print spooler is not acting up. There was no option to uninstall the driver just the option to uninstall the device. But it worked!

    Thank you!
    -- Larry
     
    larrymcg, Jul 28, 2020
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  4. larrymcg Win User

    Print Spooler not running

    Print Spooler Running Constantly

    Win10 v1903 with all updates. HP ENVY 6255 Printer - wireless access from 2 other PCs, wired access from this PC.
    There is a long story about why this PC is connected to the printer via USB rather than wireless. Don't really want to revisit that issue. It's here No printer driver after upgrade to Win V1903 Closed 3 weeks ago.

    Printer is working fine but today (10/29/19) the spooler (spoolsv.exe) decided to run all the time using 13% of the CPU (maybe other resources too but the CPU use is the biggie). I have stopped and restarted the spooler - no joy. I have rebooted the PC - no joy. I have applied the Reset and Clear Print Spooler (a tutorial on this site) - no joy.

    Suggestions what to look for?

    -- Larry

    - - - Updated - - -

    The constantly running print spooler is a pain. I have to stop it and then restart it whenever I want to print. Grrrr.......
     
    larrymcg, Jul 28, 2020
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