Print Spooler service not running on Windows 7 - Troubleshooter unable to fix error

Hi there,

I have a new laptop with Windows 7 installed. For a couple of weeks, my printer (HP Deskjet F380) worked fine, but last night it stopped. Troubleshooting tells me that the Print Spooler isn't running, but I am unable to get it to run. Any suggestions of how I can fix this?

Cheers,
AJ
Answer
Answer

In elevated command prompt

copy spoolsv.exe.org spoolsv.exe


net start spooler


Alan Morris Windows Printing Team; Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here: http://support.microsoft.com/search/Default.aspx?adv=1
Formerly with Windows print team

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Last updated February 12, 2020 Views 30,106 Applies to: