Windows XP - Printer spooler issue

Ask a question

You are getting error messages upon connecting your printer or scanner.

This may be because the print spooler ( that allows file transfer from your computer to your printer) is either stopped or a service that works exclusively with your printer was not launched.

  • Click "Start" then "Run" and type CMD
  • In the new window type:
    •    net stop spooler
  • The spooler service is now stopped.
  • Type:
    •   sc config spooler depend = RPCSS
  • It puts the default dependence on the RPC subsystem
  • Type:
    •   net start spooler

  • The spooler service will restart
Jean-François Pillou

CCM is a leading international tech website. Our content is written in collaboration with IT experts, under the direction of Jeff Pillou, founder of CCM reaches more than 50 million unique visitors per month and is available in 11 languages.

Learn more about the CCM team