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October 17th, 2011

If you have a problem with Windows 7’s print spooler service automatically stopping it’s likely that it’s caused by a corrupt printer driver.

To fix the problem with Windows 7’s print spooler automatically stopping do the following:

1. Browse to C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers

2. Rename the “drivers” folder to: drivers.old

3. Create a new folder called: drivers

4. Navigate to “Start” (Windows Logo on task bar) and type in the search programs and files box: services.msc

5. Scroll down to “Print Spooler” right click on it.

6. In the context menu click on start to start the print spooler service and check that the “Startup Type” is set to “Automatic”.

7. Close the “Services” window.

8. Navigate to “Start” (Windows Logo) then left click on “Devices and Printers” now re-install your printer drivers and the print spooler shouldn’t keep stopping automatically.

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