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    Win 7 - print spooler will not start automatically

    I know this is a common problem - just Google it.

    Win7 32-bit, up to date, but each time I shut down the print spooler will not restart automatically. I have tried all the suggestions short of lighting a candle (other religions are available). This only started in the last few months so is probably related to a recent software update. Each time I must start the spooler manually.

    Does anyone here have fresh ideas how to rectify this very annoying fault?

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    Have you checked the event log for an error?

    Joe

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    Sorry, Joe - newbie here. How do I do that?

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    Although it's not a solution, if you are familiar with the Task Scheduler you could set up a task to run
    cmd /c sc start spooler
    at Startup or Logon time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    Although it's not a solution, if you are familiar with the Task Scheduler you could set up a task to run
    cmd /c sc start spooler
    at Startup or Logon time...
    This workaround is far better than beating your head against the wall for days trying to figure out the solution.

    All it's doing is flipping on the switch that Windows somehow flipped off.

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    When the print spooler is not running, check the spooler folder for print files. If any are there delete them.

    Joe

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