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Print spooler will not start (Error 87 the parameter is incorrect) RRS feed

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  • Out of no where my printer can not be found by computer.  when I go to add a printer I am told I can't cause print spooler is not running.   When I try to start the print spooler I get errror code 87
    Thursday, September 10, 2015 11:14 PM

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  • Out of no where my printer can not be found by computer.  when I go to add a printer I am told I can't cause print spooler is not running.   When I try to start the print spooler I get errror code 87

    Ordinarily one needs to clear the print queue first, as follows:

    Open a Run window (Windows Logo key+R), type cmd and press Enter. Now type these commands which are in capitals for clarity only, each followed by the Enter key.

    NET STOP SPOOLER

    DEL %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32\SPOOL\PRINTERS\*.*

    NET START SPOOLER

    EXIT

    Then start the spooler service.


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    Friday, September 11, 2015 7:50 AM
  • Not work on Windows 10.
    Saturday, August 13, 2016 12:35 PM