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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.