6 Mar

Print Spooler Error 1053

Problem

You try to print and receive the message: “Print Spooler Error 1053”.

You may also get the following message if you attempt to restart the Print Spooler service:

“Windows could not start the Print Spooler service on Local Computer.
Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely manner.”

Solution

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Type services.exe press Enter.
  3. Once the Services window appears, look for “Print Spooler” and double click on it.
  4. Click on the Log On tab and uncheck the checkbox “Allow service to interact with desktop” and click OK.
  5. Click on the General tab.
  6. Click on the Start button.
  7. Once the service has started, you can click OK and close Services.

30 Responses to Print Spooler Error 1053

  1. Awesome. Thanks for the help. It solved my problem.

  2. Thank you so much! It works!!

  3. WOW! I am so thankful for your post. Just one day when I tried printing the error popped up printer not installed; well that was ridiculous, this just could not be. After calling HP and Microsoft (wanted to charge me $99) to fix remotely, however I was emailed a troubleshoot link which did not tell me how to fix the problem. So, I turned to my trusted google search and found your post. My printer is now working again. Thank you so much.

  4. Thank you so much! Really appreciate your help!

  5. thank you

  6. Excellent. This solved my problem as well. Am adding this to my list of tips and tricks.

    Thanks!

  7. Thanks so much. I’ve been battling this for 5 days. Microsoft was no help at all.

  8. Bonnie Porter April 15, 2013 at 20:08

    Thank you! I was hoping there was an easy fix to this problem and here it is! Your the best!

  9. Thank You! Worked like a charm!

  10. Bravo….you solved my problem….

  11. Thanks for the help. It solved my problem.

  12. Thanks!!

  13. Thankyou, the computer i had trouble with was in our dairy where there is no internet connection. your solution was so easy to fix the problem again thankyou

  14. I visited dozens of forum including the official Microsoft forum and got no answer until I found you. Thank God!

  15. Thank you very much!!!!!

  16. Works wella, Thanks a bunch

  17. Thanks for this post. It worked for me too.

  18. THANK YOU! I having been searching the web for hours trying to find out how to fix this problem!:( These simple steps and wa la! I am glad that someone out there is willing to be kind enough to share info. for free. It was so easy! I am sure I would have been charged a gracious amount of $ for someone else to fix it!

    Thanks again!!

  19. thanks so much. it works and help and 2 days

  20. Wow, Thanks. Problem solved!!!

  21. It works well!

  22. This is the only fix that I have found that actually works. Thank you

  23. Works for me 🙂

  24. thank u, it works for me finally!!!!!!!!!!

  25. omg thank you sooo much,bravooo
    finally bloody thing is fixed!!!!

  26. AWESOME! I’m a data storage engineer and i haven’t printed in a month lol

  27. It actually works!!! Yeah!

  28. Worked for me too. HP tech support wanted to charge me $99 to help solve such a simple problem-unbelievable. Thanks so much!

  29. A great fix, be interested to know how it works though?! 🙂

  30. Raman jit singh March 26, 2014 at 16:37

    AWESOME 🙂 thnx for the FIX

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