spooler subsystem app has encountered a problem... RRS feed

  • Question

  • Suddenly getting this error on a Win xp computer.  One day all was fine, the next not so fine.  Did not install or update anything.

    Tried the  online "fix" tool which did not fix.

    Cannot see any printers in printer control panel and cannot add a new printer.. Get msg about print spooler not running.



    Wednesday, December 8, 2010 8:21 PM

All replies

  • Delete all the print drivers installed.

    you may have to do this through registry.

    please see the bottom of

    I had the same issue couple of weeks ago, 

    issue was with a HP printer driver.

    Make sure you download the latest version of driver when you install the one you want to add



    Sunday, January 23, 2011 9:34 PM