Causes and Solutions for Print Spooler Stopped Working

This error can occur on any version of Windows.
It’s common on Windows 10, and it’s normal to run into this problem.
So, if Print Spooler stopped working, don’t panic, just keep reading and follow the instructions.

  • The Print Spooler process is responsible for printing your documents and media.
  • In this guide, you will learn how to fix the Print Spooler process error by updating your printer’s drivers.
  • Another quick way to fix this BSoD problem is to use a third-party tool.

Check if the print spooler service is running

  1. Press the Windows key + R, type services.msc, and click OK.
  2. Look for the Print Spooler service.
    Look for the Print Spooler service.
  3. Right-click it and select Start.

Check system requirements

  1. Check the system requirements that are required to run DocuWare Print, and make sure that your system isn’t lacking any critical components.
  2. Check the printer settings
    Check the printer driver and printer settings. If using DocuWare Print on a network, make sure that the printer is also set up for network printing.
  3. Make sure that the DocuWare Print service is running
  4. Verify that the DocuWare Print service is running. Click here to find the DocuWare Print service.
    Verify that the DocuWare Print service is running. Click here to find the DocuWare Print service.
  5. Verify the DocuWare Print service on the Windows Services console.
  6. Check the printer spooler service.
    Check the printer spooler service.
  7. To verify the printer spooler service, click here.
  8. Check DocuWare Print Service account.
  9. Verify that the printer spooler service account has administrative privileges and is able to access the printer.
  10. Restart the DocuWare Print service
    Restart the DocuWare Print service
  11. Restart the DocuWare Print service by right-clicking on the DocuWare Print icon in the system tray and selecting Restart.
  12. Check DocuWare Print driver.
  13. If you are using DocuWare Print on a network, verify that the DocuWare Print driver is properly installed.
  14. Check printer spooler service account.
  15. Make sure that the printer spooler service account has administrative privileges.
    Make sure that the printer spooler service account has administrative privileges.

Check printer settings

  1. Go to Start > Settings > Devices.
  2. Find your printer on the list > click on it > select the option Printer Properties > Troubleshooting.
  3. Go to the Advanced tab > check the Turn on Start Up Print Spooler option.
  4. Check the drivers are up-to-date
    Check the drivers are up-to-date

Run the Print Spooler troubleshooter

  1. Open Settings by pressing Windows + I, then go to Update & Security.
  2. Select Troubleshoot from the left pane, and then click on Additional troubleshooters.
    Select Troubleshoot from the left pane, and then click on Additional troubleshooters.
  3. Finally, select Printer from the list, and click Run the troubleshooter.
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