Windows 10: Printer Spooler service renamed to just Spooler service

Discus and support Printer Spooler service renamed to just Spooler service in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; We have a Windows 10 computer that is unable to print as the Print Spooler service is not running and will not start. When I look in Services, I see... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by Tim Wirtz, Sep 2, 2020.

  1. Tim Wirtz Win User

    Printer Spooler service renamed to just Spooler service


    We have a Windows 10 computer that is unable to print as the Print Spooler service is not running and will not start. When I look in Services, I see that the Printer Spooler service is renamed to just Spooler service.


    Any suggestions on how this could have happened? Is there an update that caused this issue?

    :)
     
    Tim Wirtz, Sep 2, 2020
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  2. Printer Spooler Service will not start

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    Please follow the methods given below to resolve this issue:

    Method 1:

    Delete the pending files in printer folder and check:

    • Press Windows key + R and type services.msc in the search field and press enter.
    • In the Services listed stop the Print Spooler service.
    • In Windows Explorer, navigate to the folder below, and open the PRINTERS.
    C:\Windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS

    • Click on Continue or Yes (if prompted by UAC) to approve opening the PRINTERS folder.
    • Delete all files in the PRINTERS folder until it is empty, and then close Windows Explorer. Note: DO NOT DELETE the PRINTERS folder itself. Only delete its contents.

      Open Services, and start the Print Spooler service.

    Method 2:

    Let's start the all the dependencies service for the printer spooler service. Follow the steps provided.

    • Press Windows key + R and type services.msc in the search field and press ENTER.
    • Scroll down toPrint spooler.
    • Right click and click properties, click the tab “Dependencies”
    • Note all of the dependent services listed, and then close thePrint Spooler Properties window.

    If any of the dependent services are missing or cannot be started, try uninstalling all installed printer drivers and then reinstalling them.

    Method 3:

    If the issue still persists, I would suggest you to install the latest driver for the printers from the manufacturer website and check if it helps. You can also refer to the article mentioned below if the issue persists.

    Fix printer problems

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...1&v2h=win7tab1&v3h=winvistatab1&v4h=winxptab1

    Method 4:

    You may also try to temporarily disable security software from the computer and try to print. If you are able to print, you may contact the security software Manufacturer and check if you need to change any settings

    Note: Antivirus software can help protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. In most cases, you should not disable your antivirus software. If you do have
    to temporarily disable it to install other software, you should re-enable it as soon as you're done.

    Hope the information helps, if you have any further queries, feel free to post. We are here to assist you.

    Regards,

    Guru Kiran
     
    Guru Kiran G, Sep 2, 2020
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  3. bro67 Win User
    Print Spooler Service Stopping

    Drugged up on Pain Med's, exhausted from barely any sleep for four days and trying to type on a iPhnone. The USB driver and queue can end up stalling. Have you checked the print queue to see if there are jobs stalled or in the Print Spooler folder? Also grab the Process Explorer by Sysinternals from Microsoft.com. It will allow you to see the Sub Process, especially under the System process. See the following:

    Clear Printer Spooler Files

    • Click Start, type Services.msc in Search box or Click WIN+Q, type “Services.msc” in the open box.
    • Services can be found under Computer Management on older operation system (Windows XP)
    • Double-click Printer Spooler in the list.
    • Click Stop and click OK.
    • Open C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS.


    I cannot find the tutorial, this is a more extensive way to check Print spooler stopping automatically on Windows 10, Windows 8 and 8.1 windowstricks.in
     
    bro67, Sep 2, 2020
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  4. pappo46 Win User

    Printer Spooler service renamed to just Spooler service

    Print Spooler Service Stopping

    What does the printer have to do with the print spooler service shutting down?
     
    pappo46, Sep 2, 2020
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