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Print Spooler - Windows XP Service

Loads files to memory for later printing.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
Home Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Professional Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Print Spooler
Service name:Spooler
Type:interact
Path:%WinDir%\system32\spoolsv.exe
Error control:normal
Group:SpoolerGroup
Object:LocalSystem

Default Behavior

The Print Spooler service can interact with the desktop, receiving input from users. If the Print Spooler fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Spooler service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Print Spooler will not start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Print Spooler

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestorePrintSpoolerWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

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 XP installation media.