Windows 10: Print Spooler Running Constantly

Discus and support Print Spooler Running Constantly in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; 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... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by larrymcg, Oct 29, 2019.

  1. larrymcg Win User

    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

    :)
     
    larrymcg, Oct 29, 2019
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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, Oct 29, 2019
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  3. 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, Oct 29, 2019
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  4. Naresh_K Win User

    Print Spooler Running Constantly

    Print Spooler Restart

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    The primary component of the printing interface is the print spooler. The print spooler is an executable file that manages the printing process. Here are few things that you can try:



    Method 1: You will need to clear spooler files and restart the spooler service.

    1. Open Run dialog (Windows Key +R) and type Services.msc
      to open Windows Services.
    2. In the Services list, double-tap (or double-click) Print Spooler. Select Stop > OK.
    3. Open Run dialog once again and type %WINDIR%\system32\spool\printers, select the file folder in the search results, and then delete all files in the folder.
    4. Open Windows Services once again as you did in step 1.
    5. In the Services list, double-tab (or double-click) Print Spooler.
    6. Select Start, and in the Startup Type list, make sure that Automatic is selected, and then select OK.

    Method 2: You can follow the steps provided in the article:

    Fix printer connection and printing problems in Windows 10
    .



    Hope it helps,
     
    Naresh_K, Oct 29, 2019
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