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Windows 7: Print Spooler fails on every startup

18 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Print Spooler fails on every startup

Hello everyone,

I am currently running a Lab in which we have a lot of systems and a lot of users connect to the same system. (via Domain).

Everytime they login, the printspooler crashes. Upon starting it, I can add printers.

I have tried a lot of fixes.

1) I have deleted windows/system32/spool/PRINTERS and /drivers folder.
2) I have deleted everything under HT_Local_Machine/system/currentcontrolset/control/print/environments/Windows NT x86/drivers/Version-3 and I have removed everything.(old drivers).

I am still facing this issue, if I can run the spooler, I can do everything else.

Is there any fix or can i start the spooler everytime I login?(just like a system service) without UAC blocking it?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Mar 2013   #2

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1

Did you turn off printer spooling service in Services.msc before deleting the files in those folders?

Print Spooler Queue - Clear and Reset
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Thanks for your reply!

yes. I did run the same script. and still no luck!

Is there any way i can start the spooler everytime I login (even for a normal user login?) since the spooler crahes everytime the user logins.

Do you want any logs or crash logs? Please help
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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