Print Spooler Error 1053 – Instructions To Fix It

March 3rd, 2011 by admin Leave a reply »

Error Description:

1) When you go into “Control Panel”, the printer is gone (no printers are listed).
2) When you try to use the “Add Printer” wizard you get an error: “Operation could not be completed”.
3) When you try to start the print spooler service, it gives you “Error 1053″:

“The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely manner (fashion)”

Possible reasons:

1) Spooler files corruption
2) Dependency service failed to start
2) Spooler subsystem malfunction

Steps To Fix Print Spooler Error 1053:

Windows XP

1) Put your XP CD in the CD Drive.

2) Start > Run > EXPAND /r “TheCDDriveLetter”\i386\SPOOLSV.EX_ C:\Windows\System32

3) Start > Run SPOOLSV.EXE /install

4) Click on “Start” > “Run” and type in “cmd” without quotes.

5) Press “Enter” button.

6) In opened black window type in: “sc config spooler depend= rpcss” without quotes and press “Enter”.

7) Then type in: “net start spooler” without quotes and press “Enter”.

8) Or download and run Printer Spooler Fix Wizard.

9) Install latest printer drivers downloaded from vendors website.

Windows Vista/Windows 7

1) Click on “Start” > and in “Search field” type in “cmd” without quotes.

2) Right-click on black icon that will show in the result and choose “Run as Administrator”.

3) In opened black window type in: “sfc /scannow” without quotes and press “Enter”

4) Wait until the scan will finish

5) Then type in: “sc config spooler depend= rpcss” without quotes and press “Enter”

6) Or download and run Printer Spooler Fix Wizard.

7) Install latest printer drivers downloaded from vendors website.

Hope this small manual will be useful for you.

In case of any problems you are welcomed in our support.

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4 comments

  1. Dio says:

    I solved this issue after this steps, but in the next day the problem was back again. Do you have a solution for this ? Thank you.

  2. Thomas says:

    I had to rename spoolsv.exe and run sfc /scannow and let the system file checker replace the spooler. I then rebooted the machine and it came up.

  3. Landon1976 says:

    I came across your posts here specifically STEP 5 under WIN 7 and that did fixed my faulty spooler and nowit starts and stays running perfectly.

    I have been struggling with this spooler issue for weeks now. I have followed at least 15 threads on various bb’s to completion. Finally, after giving up and using my ubuntu system to print (which is fantastic btw) my struggle ended thanks to you. Now my printer installed and functions perfectly! thank you so much. It seems odd to me how many “solutions” there are for print spooler issues with win 7? wish i arrived at your LONG before i did :P

  4. Gill says:

    Windows 7 click start , click control panel ,click on Administrative tools ,double click on Component Services. On your left under Console Root click on Services. Now look for and right click on Printer Spooler and click on Properties ,click on Log On tab ,uncheck Allow service to interact with desktop ,click Apply and then Ok. Now start Printer Spooler You are done :)

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