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Windows photos jamming print queue

Whenever any of our users prints an image from the windows 10 photo app or a pdf from chrome or edge it is causing the print spooler queue to jam. That print will stay in the queue till it's turn, ...
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Get rid of some dangling print jobs in my printer's queue

It is over a week now that I cannot get rid of a two print jobs dangling in my printer's queue: Things tried so far: using Restart or Cancel on each of these two tasks in printer queue, using ...
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How do I clear the print spooler on a windows server with a script?

We have many (50+) printers on a Windows 2008 R2 server. Sometimes a printer (and eventually the spooler...) gets blocked by users accidentally trying to print 100+ page jobs. And then other users ...
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Print spooler grinds the CPU

I have Windows 10. A process named "spoolsv.exe", which is the print spooler, takes about 30% of my CPU. Based on other advice from the internet, I tried the following: Based on this answer, I ...
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Cannot print on HP Smart Tank 515

I purchased HP smart tank 515 device . Trying to run it on windows 7 64 bit sp1 Installed all drivers from ST510_Full_WebPack_48.3.4531.exe downloaded from HP site . Connected the device via Usb ...
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Print job stuck on spooling with SYSTEM as an Owner

We have a new machine running Windows Server 2016, with a lot of printers. Three of them seems to get stuck when a user tries to print .jpg files. When this happens if I check the Print Job Queue, I ...
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How to sort Windows Spooler correctly? (Windows 10)

I got 4 different folders with 20 .txt files in each. Documents in folder 1 are named 1,2,..,20; in folder 2 01,02,..,20; in folder 3 001,002,..,020; in folder 4 0001,0002,..,0020. Now I want to print ...
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Printer is printing binary data as ASCII

One of my users (exec. assistant) has a printer in her office. When she prints to it, binary data is printed as ASCII chars. The blue rectangled item shows my test prints, sent via FTP upload to the ...
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Unwanted changes on services window. Now, my os works funny [closed]

I was Looking for a solution to fix my printer problem, and I found the linked posted below. No http service - Windows 10 I was searching through the services window of my computer for information ...
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Spooler that automatically switches to the active printer?

We have a Zebra ethernet thermal printer on the production floor. SAP ERP prints batches of labels on this printer. But sometimes, labels are lost, due to printer problems. Now, we want to add ...
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Windows Service Recovery Program - Test Windows Recovery Program

So, I have a very specific problem that I am trying to solve an automate. The breakdown of the problem is, a Registry Key entry from a Printer Driver will cause the Print Spooler service to crash and ...
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WSD seems to be crashing my print spooler. How do I get around it?

Earlier this month I asked about not being able to add a printer on Windows 10, getting the message 'local print server is not running'. It looks now like the problem is WSD (web services for devices)...
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Windows 10, can't add printer, get 'local print server is not running'

I had a DLink router with a print server to which my printer was attached. I got a new TP-Link router and tried to set up the print server there, but after a number of unsuccessful attempts, ended up ...
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Reinstall corrupt printer driver and printer on Windows 7?

I was trying to help a friend with a printer problem—running Windows 7 Home Premium, with an HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw. The printer was not printing. Even attempting to open the "Print" ...
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Spooler SubSystem App takes high cpu?

I'm using windows 10 and updated automatically about two days ago. I just realized that "Spooler SubSystem App" takes about 30% of my CPU time. Restart does not work. (it's just there after reboot) ...
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Print Spooler service terminated unexpectedly

Every time I try to install a printer on this one PC, the Spooler crashes and the installation fails. PC is brand new. Through troubleshooting, I found out that anytime I try to do anything with the ...
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Print Spooler uses 50% CPU power and hangs, cannot print, Server 2012

We are having the same reoccurring problem at our company with the print spooler on Windows Server 2012, namely that it's consuming a constant 50% CPU power and we cannot print, accessing the list of ...
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Print spool service appears to cause Explorer to hang - how to fix this?

I'm encountering a strange problem. A few days ago, my primary printer (Samsung ML-2950) unexpectedly stopped working with a "0 % toner" message. One file was in the print queue at that time. Right ...
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Excessive rate of ARP requests from Windows 7 spooler service when network printer is off

I'm having series of ARP requests broadcast by a laptop over WLAN, asking MAC address for a range of IP (192.168.0.62 --> 192.168.0.94.) The process runs for the range, stops for a 20 or 30 seconds, ...
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Win8/7/XP print spooler not getting along with Zebra ZT230 via WIFI

I have a graphics-intensive 4"x6" label I'm printing to the ZT230. I'm printing multiple (10) copies. When connected via USB, all goes well. However, when connected via wifi, I only get 2 of the ...
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unusual print behavior splwow64.exe

In our office we have two software systems that are integral for office function. A document management system (called LEAP Documents) and a cost recovery system (called SoftLog) for printing/...
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Documents spool but don't print over network from Mac to Windows

I recently got a new MacBook Air with Mavericks 10.9.2. The printer I'm trying to print to is an HP LaserJet P1005 connected to a Windows XP laptop. When installing the printer, I used the 'Generic ...
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Brother MFC-J825DW can't print more than one copy

My Brother MFC-J825DW printer works fine if I only ask it to print one copy of a document at a time. Any time I ask it to print multiple copies it just sits there and does nothing. The spooler systray ...
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How to reset Print Spooler [duplicate]

I believe my problems started when I installed a printer with an incorrect driver. Now I have a broken Print Spooler and I cannot interact with anything that has to do with printing. I have to go ...
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How can I determine why the Print Spooler service stops every 2 minutes?

I have a client who has an issue whereby her Print Spooler on her Windows 7 PC stops after 2 minutes. I have set the service to restart on all subsequent failures, but it still drops out after 2 ...
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Is there a way to stop/start the Windows Vista print spooler from the command line? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Restart a windows service from command Having trouble with the spooler, and stopping/restarting it is the "fix", but it's tedious to navigate through the menus to reach ...
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Printer interfacing - colour data

How does windows send colour data to printer and how does printer translate the data into ink proportions? e.g. If I have some text in MS Word with font colour of some RGB values and my printer has ...
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windows 7 - set printer offline

I am working on an application that prints large reports. Is there a way to set a printer offline so the report pages remain in the print-spool? I have looked through all of the Printer Properties ...
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Printer spools but doesn't print

I am having a bizarre issue with an end user who is unable to print to a USB attached printer. The environment is as Windows 7 machine with a Canon Pixma iP90 printer. The driver is installed (and ...
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1 document pending in printer queue in System Tray that won't go away

Running Windows 7, 32-bit Professional. My printer is an HP OfficeJet Wireless 8500. It's connected to my network wirelessly through TCP/IP as a standalone device. I was having some print problems ...
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Unable to find Barcode Scanner

I have an a Symbol barcode scanner model LS2208 that I'm trying to use on a Windows XP machine. The scanner uses RS-232 for its connection. The problem I'm having with the scanner is that it can ...
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Print spooler starts and automatically stops when "Add Printer" clicked

I am facing tough time with this print spooler. Don't know what is wrong with it. Attached is the screenshot 1: The above error message makes you feel that print spooler is not running but I already ...
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Print Spooler Service Unexpectedly Terminated

On my 64bit laptop, the print spooler service has been terminating unexpectedly (Microsoft's words) for the past day. I've looked at the event log and it just tells me happened, not why. Are there ...
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Printing to two Printers at the same time

I have two thermal receipt printers installed on a PC. Is there a way to print to two printers at the same time? Using Windows XP. It will be printed via browser.
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Data Execution Prevention (DEP) still disabling programs after it has been disabled

After installing a disk encryption tool, Data Execution Prevention (DEP) starts killing the Spooler Subsystem. This is a known issue with this encryption program and the fix is to set DEP to run on ...
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Where is the print spooler data stored in Windows 7?

Where are files generated by printer drivers stored in Windows 7? I mean the intermediate file generated by the printer driver when we click "Print".
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Print Spooler keeps stopping. Windows XP SP3

A Windows XP SP3 PC keeps stopping the Print Spooler job. This happens for both a normal user and a local admin account. If we restart the service and try to add a printer, we get an error that the ...
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Windows 7 Print Spooler causing Word to crash

I've been looking into this problem on one of my client networks for a couple of weeks now, trying different things. I found this post on Microsoft Technet from a guy having exactly the same problem, ...
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How to get names of files spooled for printing?

I need to get names of all files spooled for printing. How can I do this in Unix?
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Spooler subsystem app has encountered a problem and needs to close

I have users at my work place on a couple different types of machines, all running Windows XP x86 SP3 that constantly experience the spooler subsystem app error, leading to constant crashes and ...
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Printer Spooler fails to start

My print spooler has suddenly stopped working on Win 7. There are no printers visible in Devices and Printers though the total count is still there. When I go to Add a printer i receive the error: ...
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Data Execution Preventing Popup

After uninstalling a couple print drivers and restarting my system, I got this weird Data Execution Prevention popup window (see attachment). It's weird because it states that it shut down the ...
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spoolsv.exe error when printing to shared printer (Windows 7 -> Windows XP home)

I have an HP Photosmart C5383 installed on a Windows XP Home PC. I got a notebook with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, to upgrade my older Vista Home Premium 32-bit machine. I have shared this printer ...
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Print Spooler Service to Automatic (Delayed Start) causes Error 87

I'm running Windows Vista SP2 Home Premium 32-Bit, with a Lexmark X5450 All-In-One Printer. Whenever I try to change the Print Spooler Service from Automatic/Manual/Disabled to Automatic (Delayed ...
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Printer randomly going offline

I have 6 networked computers running Windows XP Pro, 2 of which have a Shinko CHC-S2145 attached and shared. The driver in use is v1.4 and, although I can't find reference to it on the website, was ...
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Print spooler consumes over 1GB of memory

Suddenly, on a Windows Vista Business workstation I manage, the Windows print spooler service is consuming over 1GB of memory. I got the call this morning that the user could not print. I discovered ...
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What does the "Enable Advanced Printing Features" option do?

When I go to look at a printer's properties in Windows XP, I see a checkbox for "Enable Advanced Printing Features." What does this option do? (Specifically, I'm using a Zebra S4M label printer, but ...
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What directory are spooled print files written to in Windows XP?

I just need to know where the temporary files are written to when a printer is configured to spool before printing.
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Why does Windows spooler require an administrator account?

Does anyone know what changes I might need to make to allow restricted users to print using a printer configured for spooling? My Windows XP SP3 system currently requires me to use an Admin account ...
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When my printer fails to print with only "printer error" as the message, how can I find details?

Setup: Windows XP, all patches and driver updates applied Dell Latitude D620 in the docking station HP color laserjet 2550L Parallel cable Sometimes when I undock (and I do suspend before undocking ...