This service spools print jobs and handles interaction with the printer. If you turn off this service, you won't be able to print or see your printers.
|Windows 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|Display name:||Print Spooler|
The Print Spooler service can interact with the desktop, receiving input from users. If Print Spooler fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Spooler service has failed to start.
Print Spooler won't start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:
If Print Spooler is stopped, the Fax fails to start and initialize.
1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestorePrintSpoolerWindows8.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.
3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.
4. Restart the computer.
Note. Make sure that the
spoolsv.exe file exists in the
%WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.