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Fixing Print Spooler Error in Windows 7

There may be many reasons if you caught print spooler error in Windows 7. This article includes step-by-step instructions on how you can fix print spooler error in Windows 7 by-hand according to the level of the complexity of issues. It may be possible that these steps may not work for a few of complicated problems, but they may be helpful in saving you from print spooler error. If you cannot fix error on your own, you can ask the printer technology experts to help you. PCTECH24.COM.AU has skilled professionals who can provide you support for Brother Printer, support for Cannon, Epson, or any other brand’s printer. If you will not be able to fix your problem by yourself, support team of PCTECH24.COM.AU will help in each problem.

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Among different reasons of print spooler errors, one reason may be the access to the printer drivers. The local printer may not be running because of printer driver issues which may cause adding the printer connection failed. Because of driver issues, you may receive the message similar to:
“Attempt of adding the printer connection failed. The local print spooler is not running. Restart the print spooler or restart the machine” please.

Or “Windows is unable to open Add Printer. The local print spooler service is not running. Restart the print spooler or restart the machine” please.

Here are some steps given to deal with these messages, but before following these steps, try restart print spooler first of all. If it doesn’t work for you then move the following procedure:

1. Open the system Registry Editor and look for the key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Environments\Windows NT x86\Drivers
This key usually has one or two sub-keys called Version-2 and Version-3. These keys hold the data of your printer configuration. Save these keys by Export these keys to save them to some safe place and remove the keys that have the name of your current printer.

2. Now, locate the key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors
Export sub-keys of this key. The list of keys for default monitors will be including:
• AppleTalk Printing Devices
• BJ Language Monitor
• Local Port
• Standard TCP/IP Port
• USB Monitor
• Windows NT Fax Monitor
• PJL Language Monitor
There are some other keys that you need to remove from this section.

3. After removing the keys that have the name of your current printer, you will need to remove files for old drivers which may be located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\spool\printers. The driver location may be different on your PC if you have installed Windows on other disk.
Now, check if print spooler runs properly.

4. Get newest drivers from vendor and install them for your printer. The problem with print spooler error in Windows 7 may be still there if you try to install the standard windows drivers or old drivers.

Often, this is only one problem that can be responsible for print spooler error in Windows 7. However, if you are not comfortable with these steps, you can ask printing device experts to get Epson Printer Technical Support Services or any other printer.

Learn to Remove and Unclog Epson WP-4540 Print Head Nozzles

Your presence here shows that your Epson printer’s printhead has stubborn clogs. This document explains 3 ways how you can clean and unclog an Epson printhead. Go through the document to learn how you can remove the printhead from an Epson WP-4540 for a deep cleaning.

Epson WP-4540 is a nice printing device which been sitting in storage for years and hardly shows any issues. It usually shows problems if you don’t take care of it properly and using without any maintenance over a long period of time. If you have tried to clean it and still a few heads are clogged, try to wet the printhead with cleaning liquid. If it doesn’t work out for you, take the printhead out for performing deep cleaning.

Important Advice: if you are a novice and not well aware of know-how, perform these steps under the supervision of experts or hire a professional.

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Unplug Power Supply 

The printer will prevent the cartridge from moving freely and raise a white lock when you open the cartridge door. So, you need to unplug the power supply before the lock is in place.  Disconnect the power immediately after opening the cartridge door to make sure that the cartridge assembly can be moved freely.

Remove the Panel at the Top

There will be a white knob on the left corner and near to that there will be a hole. Find it, press in with your finger to pop up the top cover. Repeat the similar steps to the right side.  On the front, there will be three screws, remove them.  Now you will see two wires: a red/black door trigger wire and a black ground wire. Also, there will be an electronic ribbon. Disconnect wires as well as electric ribbon and connect them back.

Unscrews the Back of the Printer

Turn to the back of the printer, and unscrew top two screws and then bottom two screws of the back wire plate.

Unplug Wires from the Back of the Printer

There will many wired combinations so it is advised to take a picture of the wire bundles to avoid any mistakes and put them back in sequence. Make a checklist from the top to bottom: pull out 4 white/gray, 3 gray, 3 black, 2 red & black wire bundles and then unscrew 1 black ground wire.

Remove the Back Plate

Now separate the top unit from the rest of the printer. Turn to the back of the printer and unscrew the four screws which are holding the box cover.

Remove Box Cover and Cartridge Door

Now turn to the front of the printer and on the front cartridge box, remove two screws and the remove one screw at top right. Now remove the cartridge door.  There will be two more screws holding the box cover, remove these two screws also and now remove the box.

There will be two screws holding ink tubes and 4 electronic ribbons, remove them and then remove four more screws to take the printhead out.

If you need any kind of guidance to take the printhead out, you can ask our experts to get the Epson printer Tech Support.

How to Fix the Issue if Printer is not Working After Replacing Cartridges

Ink cartridge

Replacing CartridgesInk cartridges are disposable container that contains ink for an inkjet printing devices. Depends on the types of printer, monochrome or colour printer, an inkjet printer may only have one or multiple ink cartridge that contains either black or each of the primary colours along with black. Replacing ink cartridge may not be the only issue if your printer is not working. There may be number of reasons including the cartridges related. This document includes few common suggestions that will be helpful in determining causes of the problem and solving them in some cases.

  • Make sure that the tab protecting the ink from dispersing is not still there on the cartridge.
  • Make sure that you have inserted the ink cartridge(s) properly.
  • If you have pulled out the lever from its original position to install the ink cartridges, make sure that you have repositioned it to its actual position.
  • If available, clean the print head of the printer.
  • Try to reset the ink cartridge counter. For more detailed information about it, consult your specific model documentations to get instructions.
  • Print a test page to ensure that no software errors are encountering.
  • If you are installing an ink cartridge which is not authorized by your printer’s manufacturer, it may not be useful because of compatibility issues.
  • Refer to your printer manufacturer’s web page or printer’s documentation for detailed information if any indication lights are flashing.
  • Contact the manufacturer of the printer if the above recommendations are not able to resolve the issue.