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Print Spooler turns off after each printed page


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#1 yarlac

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 05:08 AM

Three days ago when I tried to print from the web and then WORD there was no installed printer. I checked and the printer was still installed but when printing a document the print screen said their was no printer installed. I checked and the print spooler was not working. So I downloaded the Microsoft tool MicrosoftFixit.Printing.Run.exe. I ran it and presto the printer worked but only once and when I went to print again, again the print box showed that there was no printer installed. So I have to run the Microsoft.Fixit.printing.run.exe tool every time I want to print a page then restart the computer. A royal pain and time waster.

Something is turning the spooler off and not allowing individual programs to see the installed printer and therefore reports that there is no installed printer.

2nd issue. this is a new laptop (ACER) and there is no LED light to show "Caps Lock". I did find a setting that flashes the screen and makes an audible beep. However, my wife has the exact same computer and hers has a 2" x 2" box appear each time she puts cap Lock on. Which is way less distracting than audible beeps and flashing screens. Is there a setting for this? I have not found one in the Microsoft website for Windows 7.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:44 PM

Stop the print spooler service

Press Windows+R key and copy this path

%WINDIR%\system32\spool\printers

click ok

Delete the files in the folder

Restart the PC and try to print now

For second issue

Did you install ACER launch manager? It is responsible for caps lock notifications

#3 yarlac

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 01:23 AM

There were 56 files to delete in that folder. Six of them (.TMP files) would not delete. This is the message i got for why they could not be deleted. "The action can't be deleted because the file is open in printfilterpipelinesvc.exe".

I did not install anything on the computer. I opened the box and started using it just like my wifes. I will look for ACER launch manager on ACER's website.

I need to add this to the issues with this computer. All webpages are loading slowly so I have a lot of jittery mouse action for around 7-20 seconds depending on the page I have opened. Really weird as I have a 20meg pipe constant speed, and only my computer does this the other two are working smoothly.

MBAM is what I use. I don't know if this acts as an anti-virus. I have run ESET online scanner that come up with a few things. But my issues were not resolved.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 01:35 AM

The action can't be deleted because the file is open in printfilterpipelinesvc.exe


Did you stop the print spooler service before deleting the files?

Launch task manager ,click on processes tab,search for printfilterpipelinesvc.exe-end the process

Now try deleting files

or

Disable print spooler service,restart the PC,delete the files and change the startup type to automatic again


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#5 yarlac

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 03:26 AM

Launch task manager ,click on processes tab,search for printfilterpipelinesvc.exe-end the process
THIS WAS NOT FOUND IN THE LIST

Disable print spooler service,restart the PC,delete the files and change the startup type to automatic again
PRINT SPOOLER IS NEVER RUNNING UNLESS I RUN MS FIXIT TOOL THEN RESTART THE COMPUTER AND THAT IS FOR ONE PRINTING


and change the startup type to automatic again
DO NOT KNOW HOW TO DO THIS.....WHAT AM I SETTING TO AUTOMATIC?

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:25 AM

As you said you cannot find the printfilterpipelinesvc.exe-end process in Task Manager, don't worry. Exit Task Manager. Click Start> Control Panel> System and Security> Administrative Tools. Locate Services and double-click it. If prompted by Windows UAC, enter your administrator password and click Continue. In the Services window, look for Printer Spooler under Services column. Right-click Printer Spooler and click Properties. When on the Printer Spooler Properties window, click the drop-down arrow beside Startup type and select Automatic. Now click the Apply button and then OK to save the changes. Clear your printing queue also. Before you clear it, save all your pending printing jobs. Now also check if you have a firewll on your computer. If you have it, disable it temporarily and then start printing. if your printer prints fine, your firewall is certainly the culprit. Add your printer's IP address to your firewall to make sure it does not turn off the Printer Spooler service. If you do not have a firewall, then you must have an antivirus program. Try disabling it and then check back. Please post back if your issue has been fixed.

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 03:33 AM

I had this same issue with an HP desktop printer today. Went through all the standard troubleshooting steps and ultimately found that changing the print processor from "winprint" to "hpzpplhn" fixed the issue.  Perhaps this is not the magic fix for everyone but in this case, the issue was resolved.
 
We added a quick blog article at http://www.acarte.com/2017/03/23/second-print-job-fails-on-hp-printer/ with details about the problem. 
 
Hope it helps someone else.





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