Windows 7 print spooler error 1053

Have read many answers to this type of query and none of the suggestions work. I have an HP Photosmart plus B210 printer that won't now print. It works fine from a laptop connected via cable but not from the desktop. I have tried to uninstall the printer but that fails with error 2081883393 failed to uninstall.

Getting very frustrate with this problem so any help would be much appreciated.

regards

 

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Hi Geraintllew,

 

Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.
 
From your issue description, I understand that you are unable to print from desktop to a HP Printer, receiving print spooler error 1053. And attempts to uninstall failed. I can imagine the inconvenience you have experienced. Don’t worry; we will certainly help you.
Let’s follow these methods and check if it fixes the issue.
 
 
Method 1: Refer this link.
How to troubleshoot problems when you install or uninstall programs on a Windows-based computer
 
Method 2: Refer the link for detailed steps to uninstall HP Printer.
 
 
Method 3: Refer to the suggestions from this link and check if it helps.
 
 
Method 4: Perform SFC (System File Checker) scan and check if it helps.
To do this, refer this link:
How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7
 
 
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Hi Geraintllew,

 

Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.
 
From your issue description, I understand that you are unable to print from desktop to a HP Printer, receiving print spooler error 1053. And attempts to uninstall failed. I can imagine the inconvenience you have experienced. Don’t worry; we will certainly help you.
Let’s follow these methods and check if it fixes the issue.
 
 
Method 1: Refer this link.
How to troubleshoot problems when you install or uninstall programs on a Windows-based computer
 
Method 2: Refer the link for detailed steps to uninstall HP Printer.
 
 
Method 3: Refer to the suggestions from this link and check if it helps.
 
 
Method 4: Perform SFC (System File Checker) scan and check if it helps.
To do this, refer this link:
How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7
 
 
Hope this will be helpful. If you still have further queries, please reply us and we will be happy to help you.


Hi there,

   Thanks for your prompt reply.Method one was no good. Method two was interesting in as much the system said it failed to uninstal the software I identified but when I checked, the printer had been deleted.  I have now installed the drivers again so will wait for a day or two to see if the print spooler problem shows again. keep your fingers crossed.

regards

Geraintjo

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Hi Geraintllew,

 

Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.
 
From your issue description, I understand that you are unable to print from desktop to a HP Printer, receiving print spooler error 1053. And attempts to uninstall failed. I can imagine the inconvenience you have experienced. Don’t worry; we will certainly help you.
Let’s follow these methods and check if it fixes the issue.
 
 
Method 1: Refer this link.
How to troubleshoot problems when you install or uninstall programs on a Windows-based computer
 
Method 2: Refer the link for detailed steps to uninstall HP Printer.
 
 
Method 3: Refer to the suggestions from this link and check if it helps.
 
 
Method 4: Perform SFC (System File Checker) scan and check if it helps.
To do this, refer this link:
How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7
 
 
Hope this will be helpful. If you still have further queries, please reply us and we will be happy to help you.


Hi there,

   Thanks for your prompt reply.Method one was no good. Method two was interesting in as much the system said it failed to uninstal the software I identified but when I checked, the printer had been deleted.  I have now installed the drivers again so will wait for a day or two to see if the print spooler problem shows again. keep your fingers crossed.

regards


Decided to restart the computer and once again under devices and printers the printer shows error. I followed all instructions and System file checker showed "no integrity violations"

What now?

regards

Geraintjo

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Hi Geraintllew,

 

Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.
 
From your issue description, I understand that you are unable to print from desktop to a HP Printer, receiving print spooler error 1053. And attempts to uninstall failed. I can imagine the inconvenience you have experienced. Don’t worry; we will certainly help you.
Let’s follow these methods and check if it fixes the issue.
 
 
Method 1: Refer this link.
How to troubleshoot problems when you install or uninstall programs on a Windows-based computer
 
Method 2: Refer the link for detailed steps to uninstall HP Printer.
 
 
Method 3: Refer to the suggestions from this link and check if it helps.
 
 
Method 4: Perform SFC (System File Checker) scan and check if it helps.
To do this, refer this link:
How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7
 
 
Hope this will be helpful. If you still have further queries, please reply us and we will be happy to help you.


Hi there,

   Thanks for your prompt reply.Method one was no good. Method two was interesting in as much the system said it failed to uninstal the software I identified but when I checked, the printer had been deleted.  I have now installed the drivers again so will wait for a day or two to see if the print spooler problem shows again. keep your fingers crossed.

regards


Decided to restart the computer and once again under devices and printers the printer shows error. I followed all instructions and System file checker showed "no integrity violations"

What now?

regards


Sorry to trouble you but have you any more suggestions?

regards

Geraintjo

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Hi Geraintllew,

 

Thank you for your response.

 

Unfortunately, the issue is not resolved. Please be assured that we are here to guide you in the right direction.

 

Let’s try these methods and check if it helps.

 

Method 1: Clear the print spooler service.

 

Step 1: Stop the spooler.

 

a. Click Start, click Run, type "services.msc" and hit Enter.
b. Scroll down to Print spooler.
c. Stop the print spooler service.

 

Step 2: Delete the spool files.

 

a. Click on Start and click on Run (Win Key + R)
b. Type C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS\ and hit enter.
c. Delete all of the files inside the folder.

 

Step 3: Restart the spooler.

 

a. Click Start, click Run, type "services.msc" and hit Enter.
b. Scroll down to Print spooler.
c. Start the print spooler service.

 

Method 2: Update the printer drivers and check.

 

 

Find and install printer drivers in Windows 7

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Find-and-install-printer-drivers

 

Update drivers: recommended links.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Update-drivers-recommended-links

 

 

If the issue persists or you have further questions on Windows, please do not hesitate to let us know. It is our pleasure to be of assistance.

K.Z. Sharief Khan
Ex-Microsoft Forum Moderator

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Hi Geraintllew,

 

Thank you for your response.

 

Unfortunately, the issue is not resolved. Please be assured that we are here to guide you in the right direction.

 

Let’s try these methods and check if it helps.

 

Method 1: Clear the print spooler service.

 

Step 1: Stop the spooler.

 

a. Click Start, click Run, type "services.msc" and hit Enter.
b. Scroll down to Print spooler.
c. Stop the print spooler service.

 

Step 2: Delete the spool files.

 

a. Click on Start and click on Run (Win Key + R)
b. Type C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS\ and hit enter.
c. Delete all of the files inside the folder.

 

Step 3: Restart the spooler.

 

a. Click Start, click Run, type "services.msc" and hit Enter.
b. Scroll down to Print spooler.
c. Start the print spooler service.

 

Method 2: Update the printer drivers and check.

 

 

Find and install printer drivers in Windows 7

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Find-and-install-printer-drivers

 

Update drivers: recommended links.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Update-drivers-recommended-links

 

 

If the issue persists or you have further questions on Windows, please do not hesitate to let us know. It is our pleasure to be of assistance.


OK still no joy. Print spooler was already stopped and wouldn't restart. I got the error 1053. There were no files in the printer folder. No updates and HP driver was up to date. I decided to do a restart and the printer was OK so it looks like an intermittent fault. Have tried all suggestions so what next?

regards

Geraintjo

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Hi Geraintllew,

 

Thank you for your response.

 

Unfortunately, the issue is not resolved. Please be assured that we are here to guide you in the right direction.

 

Let’s try these methods and check if it helps.

 

Method 1: Clear the print spooler service.

 

Step 1: Stop the spooler.

 

a. Click Start, click Run, type "services.msc" and hit Enter.
b. Scroll down to Print spooler.
c. Stop the print spooler service.

 

Step 2: Delete the spool files.

 

a. Click on Start and click on Run (Win Key + R)
b. Type C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS\ and hit enter.
c. Delete all of the files inside the folder.

 

Step 3: Restart the spooler.

 

a. Click Start, click Run, type "services.msc" and hit Enter.
b. Scroll down to Print spooler.
c. Start the print spooler service.

 

Method 2: Update the printer drivers and check.

 

 

Find and install printer drivers in Windows 7

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Find-and-install-printer-drivers

 

Update drivers: recommended links.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Update-drivers-recommended-links

 

 

If the issue persists or you have further questions on Windows, please do not hesitate to let us know. It is our pleasure to be of assistance.


OK still no joy. Print spooler was already stopped and wouldn't restart. I got the error 1053. There were no files in the printer folder. No updates and HP driver was up to date. I decided to do a restart and the printer was OK so it looks like an intermittent fault. Have tried all suggestions so what next?

regards


Major problem at the moment. No matter what I try, I can't get print spooler to start so I can't do any printing. Really do need some help.

regrads

Geraintjo

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Hi Geraintllew,

 

Thank you for your response.

 

Unfortunately, the issue is not resolved. Please be assured that we are here to guide you in the right direction.

 

Let’s try these methods and check if it helps.

 

Method 1: Clear the print spooler service.

 

Step 1: Stop the spooler.

 

a. Click Start, click Run, type "services.msc" and hit Enter.
b. Scroll down to Print spooler.
c. Stop the print spooler service.

 

Step 2: Delete the spool files.

 

a. Click on Start and click on Run (Win Key + R)
b. Type C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS\ and hit enter.
c. Delete all of the files inside the folder.

 

Step 3: Restart the spooler.

 

a. Click Start, click Run, type "services.msc" and hit Enter.
b. Scroll down to Print spooler.
c. Start the print spooler service.

 

Method 2: Update the printer drivers and check.

 

 

Find and install printer drivers in Windows 7

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Find-and-install-printer-drivers

 

Update drivers: recommended links.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Update-drivers-recommended-links

 

 

If the issue persists or you have further questions on Windows, please do not hesitate to let us know. It is our pleasure to be of assistance.


OK still no joy. Print spooler was already stopped and wouldn't restart. I got the error 1053. There were no files in the printer folder. No updates and HP driver was up to date. I decided to do a restart and the printer was OK so it looks like an intermittent fault. Have tried all suggestions so what next?

regards


Major problem at the moment. No matter what I try, I can't get print spooler to start so I can't do any printing. Really do need some help.

regrads


Disappointed not to have had some response. However I have managed to get the printer running again if only for a day before it stops again. What I have been able to do is - Control Panel, Programs, Turn Windows features on or off, Print document services. Under this heading are 4 boxes. Internet Printing client, LPD Print Service, LPR Port Monitor and Windows fax and scan. I find that the middle two should always be ticked whereas by ticking and unticking the Internet Printing client box and restarting, the computer will on accasions get the printer to work.

Another thing I've looked at is dependencies: I got this info from running Services.msc under Print spooler. The thing is that I couldn't restart the print spooler because I got the error 1053. When I looked at DCOM Server process launcher I couldn't start or stop the device.

Would now appreciate your thoughts please.

regards

 

Geraintjo

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Hi Geraintllew,

 

Thank you very much for the reply.

 

Refer to the methods suggested by Afzal Taher on February 28, 2010, from the following link and check if it helps.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/problems-with-error-1053-message-and-starting-my/c8f144af-d1c2-4f09-a82d-cb71a56c8e75

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Hi Geraintllew,

 

Thank you very much for the reply.

 

Refer to the methods suggested by Afzal Taher on February 28, 2010, from the following link and check if it helps.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/problems-with-error-1053-message-and-starting-my/c8f144af-d1c2-4f09-a82d-cb71a56c8e75


Have already tried these but tried again.  Regedit worked but when I tried to start Print Spooler I had the same problem as before. Error 1053. Tried troubleshooter and all it said was Print Spooler isn't running Then Not Fixed.

So here I am again back to square one. Would really appreciate some more assistance in getting this resolved.

regards

Geraintjo

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