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Intermittent Print Spooler Crash or Print Jobs Stuck in the Print Queue

Document ID:SO821
11/06/13 Properties  


Print spool crash; .dll; Event 1001


What you will see

  • Intermittent or random print spooler hang or crash requires a restart of the print spooler to recover printing functionality.
  • Print queue shows "Printing" with no response from the printer. 
  • Print queue shows "spooling printing deleting", and eventually a restart of print spooler or host PC is required to recover printing functionality.

 NOTE: "Sent to Printer" messages are normal and dependent upon the driver's language monitor. This message can appear for up to five minutes.


Products affected  

  • Any supported Windows operating system
  • UPD 2.2 or greater (PCL, XL and PS)   

Recommended action

A driver solution may be available for this set of observed symptoms. Contact Lexmark Technical Support for further diagnoses and evaluation by members of Lexmark's engineering team.

It is possible UPD v2.6.1, v2.7.1, or greater may be recommended for this particular issue.  If so, you will want to know that any applications dependent upon the language monitor (Lexmark Print Monitor Agent (LPMA)) will cease to function.

Examples of LPMA-dependent applications: 

  • Lexmark Status Messenger .
  • Lexmark Fleet Manager
  • Managed Print Services (Certain environments) 


Related articles

UPD v2.7.1 Release Notes 


Still Need Help?

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You should be prepared to provide the following information for this issue:

  • Driver Type and version
  • Operating System(s)
  • Driver Setup (Point-and-Print, Direct IP, or Local port, port type)
  • Server and Client Information; for example: Windows Server 2008 Enterprise R2 SP2 x64 with Windows 7 Professional SP1 x86 clients
  • Menu Settings page
  • Event Log Information (System, Windows Activity, Event Logs)
  • Printer model/machine type and serial number (SN)

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