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Every time i am sending a print job to the printer, i am don't get any response from the printer, and at the printer job list at the status of the job, i see that there was an Error, but it don't give me any clue on what could be the problem. After some investigation i found that every time that i send the print job to the printer the printer spooler service stops to run, then after a second or two it start again (i think that this behavior is related to the printer spooler settings to rerun it self after it stops).

Things that i have tried so far:

  • Remove and Install again the Driver.
  • After removing the driver, i have removed the unnecessary registry keys according to this article from Microsoft, these are:

    Rename all files and folders in:


    Remove anything but Drivers Print and Processors:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Environment\Windows NT x86

    Remove anything in here:



    • BJ Language Monitor

    • Local Port

    • Microsoft Document Imaging Writer Monitor

    • Microsoft Shared Fax Monitor

    • Standard TCP/IP Port

    • USB Monitor

    • WSD Port

  • Disconnect and Reconnect the Printer.

  • Clean the computer from Viruses & Spywares.

Currently i am stuck, i have no more things to try, if anybody know about any kind of solution please let me know about it.

Since i am want to keep this post as general problem that relate to the printer spooler, and not just my particular problem, i didn't included inside the windows version & the printer model, they are (although i think that it isn't relate just for that particular model):

Windows 7 32bit, HP Officejet 4500 G510g-m (connect to the computer via USB).


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I've seen Win7's print spooler fail several times usually to do with out of date printer drivers or incorrect versions. You can manage alot of printer settings & information within the 'Print Management' section of Control Panel/Administrative Tools.

There is a drivers section where you can remove old drivers, i would suggest removing anything HP (if possible) and reinstalling the latest version from their website :)

There are 3 different drivers listed for this printer, Basic, Enterprise and Full Feature. I would suggest the latter if you havn't got it already...

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Obviously any crashes of the print spooler should be listed in event viewer, do these error messages give you any hints? – HaydnWVN Dec 2 '11 at 9:41
i should check the event viewer, that one i have forgot. But in relation to the drivers i have uninsulated anything relate to HP, and reinstalled the latest driver i could find from HP. – Hanan N. Dec 2 '11 at 9:49
Are you able to test the printer on a different Win7 32-bit PC? I'm thinking along the lines of something broken within Windows... – HaydnWVN Dec 2 '11 at 9:54

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