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Fix for "Spooler SubSystem App" Error when using your printer!

Updated on June 18, 2013

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However, if you prefer to take everyhting under your own supervision, below you'll find manual solution of this problem.

How to solve Printer Spooler Subsystem Application manually?

Print Spooler Fix

USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK!

To fix Spooler Application problem, do the following:

1. In case you don't have a Lexmark printer installed, you should go to step 4. With Lexmark printer installed, follow steps 2-3.

2. Begin your fighting with spooling problem, turn off the LexBce Server Service, if you have the Lexmark print service installed on your PC.

Here is how to do that:

a. Click Start -> right-click My Computer -> click Manage.

b. Expand Services and Applications -> click Services.

c. Details pane -> right-click LexBce Server -> click Properties.

d. On the General tab, in the Startup type list -> click Disabled.

e. Under Service status -> click Stop, then OK.

f. Right-click the Print Spooler service -> click Start (if it is stopped).

g. Exit Computer Management.

3. Check if your Printer Spooler Problem is solved, because if it is fixed, you don't need to follow the rest of the steps of manual Printer Spooler Application error solution.

4. Start the computer in safe mode.

5. Closer and closer to the fixed spooling problem: start Microsoft Windows Explorer and clean the following two folders:

C:\Windows\System32\Spool\Printers

C:\Windows\System32\Spool\Drivers\w32x86

6. Start Registry Editor by clicking Start -> Run -> type regedit in the Open box -> click OK.

7. To solve spooler problem manually, you now have to watch the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Environments\Windows NT x86

View the list of subkeys. There should be ONLY the following subkeys in the list of subkeys:

Drivers

Print Processors

8. If there are any subkeys other than the subkeys that are listed in step 7, follow these steps:

a. On the File menu, click Export.

b. In the File Name box, type the name that you want to use for this key, such as WindowsNTx86regkey, and then click Save.

c. Delete all the subkeys other than the subkeys that are listed in previous step. To do this, right-click each subkey that is not on the list, and then click Delete. Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the deletion.

Remember: by completing that you become closer to full solution of Spooler Application Error.

9. Locate and then expand the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Environments\Windows NT x86\Drivers

Version-x subkey or subkeys, where x is a number store the registry entries for the installed printer drivers.

10. Export the Version-x subkey or subkeys as it is written in step 8 to solve annoying spooler problem.

11. Expand the Version-x subkey or subkeys, and then delete the printer driver entries by right-clicking each printer driver subkey -> click Delete -> "Yes" when you are prompted to confirm the deletion.

12. Locate and then expand the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors

View the list of subkeys. There should only be the following subkeys for the default print monitors:

BJ Language Monitor

Local Port

PJL Language Monitor

Standard TCP/IP Port

USB Monitor

13. If there are any subkeys other than the subkeys that are listed in step 12 turn to step 8 and follow its instructions to become closer to fixing your spooler error.

14. Disconnect your printer cable from the PC and restart your computer.

15. Verify that the Print Spooler service is running by following these steps:

a. Click Start -> right-click My Computer -> click Manage.

b. Expand Services and Applications -> click Services.

c. In the details pane, right-click the Print Spooler service, and then click Start (if it is stopped).

d. Exit Computer Management.

16. If you have a printer attached, reconnect the printer cable to the computer, try to print a test page after you add the printer. To add your printer, follow these steps:

a. Click Start -> click Printers and Faxes.

b. Click Add a printer.

The Add Printer Wizard starts.

c. Follow its to install the printer that you want.

The Spooler Application Service problem is solved - ENJOY!

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