How to Start the Printer Spooler Services in Epson

By Bennett Gavrish

Epson is one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality inkjet printers. When you send a document from a PC computer to an Epson printer, the file is processed through the printer spooler service, which converts the data into a format that the printer can understand. If you are experiencing problems printing files to your Epson printer, you may need to manually start the printer spooler service.

Things You'll Need

  • PC running Windows XP or later

Step 1

Log on to your PC computer with an account that has administrative privileges. Only administrators can start or stop system services.

Step 2

Open the "Start" menu and click on the "Control Panel" icon.

Step 3

Open the "Administrative Tools" folder and then double-click on "Services." A window will open with a list of all your computer's available system services.

Step 4

Scroll through the list until you see an entry labeled "Print Spooler."

Step 5

Click anywhere on the "Print Spooler" entry to highlight it.

Step 6

Hit the "Start the Service" link in the upper-left corner of the window to manually start the Epson printer spooler service. If the service is already running, try using the "Restart the Service" link.