Print Spooler is the key component of printing process. It functions as a bridge between programs on your PC and printers. Print Spooler subsystem failure means that you will not be able to print anything. Print spooler subsystem errors may appear if you have installed incompatible software or print spooler service is turned off. If you get a pop-up message that indicates print spooler subsystem failure, use the Task Manager (click the CTRL+Alt+Del keys at the same time and select Task Manager) to check if the spoolsv.exe process is running. If you cannot locate the process in the list of processes running on the PC at the moment, then you should go to print spooler settings and turn it on. In addition, you can turn the service on using “net start spooler” command (enter Start menu, click on Run and type the command in the new opened window). This step may or may not fix the error, as there can be other reasons that have caused the error pop-up message.
As another option, you may try reinstalling the print spooler subsystem drivers or use System Restore, however, this step rarely helps. You should be aware of the fact that one of the most often-occurring reasons of such errors is malware infection. Print spooler process is an absolute favorite for malicious processes. They often use it as a cover because print spooler process being a very useful system process is beyond suspicion. Actually, you can check the amount of memory the process takes up. If it uses too much memory, this is a sign of a corrupted process.
So if you have this type of error there is one more thing to be done – run a full scan of your system with a powerful and fully updated antivirus. Unfortunately, not every antivirus would be capable of finding the infection. In this case, you might try to use another antivirus.
Solving Print spooler subsystem errors can be quite a challenge, especially for those who cannot call themselves advanced users. Sometimes, you will only waste your time and efforts trying to locate and solve the problem by yourself. And in some cases, inexperienced interference with the work of the system may even make things worse. In such situations, it is better to use a professional tool that will automatically perform all necessary tasks and help you get rid of the problem. Whatever caused the print spooler subsystem failure, the Print Spooler Fix Wizard is capable of solving the problem easily. It was designed by professionals in this area with years of experience of solving such errors. The tool is very quick, simple to use, effective and 100% safe. With it, you do not have to worry about spooler subsystem errors any more!
Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov