Windows 7 dissapearing network printers RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm having this problems with our Windows 7 workstation, randomly all printers desapear and our users are forced to restart their computers to be able to print again.

    I found this link http://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/archive/2012/02/24/microsoft-fixit-for-printing.aspx

    But i think it only solve the problem but what caused it.

    Any ideas?

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 3:36 PM


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  • Hi

    Are any errors logged in event viewer for the spooler service?

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    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 3:38 PM
  • Hi,

    Without your specific environment, it's hard to point out the root directly.

    Can you remove the printer from those machines and clean your spooler and then again install them back ?

    follow these steps:

    1. Stop you spooler (If it is running)
    2. Remove the printers from the list,
    3. Clear the spooler folder ("%WINDIR%\system32\spool\printers") delete all for this folder.
    4. Try to start the printer spooler, then try install the printers again.

    In addition, please refer to this thread:


    Karen Hu
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Michael_LS Wednesday, September 17, 2014 11:47 AM
    Thursday, September 11, 2014 8:53 AM