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

Document ID:SO821

Usergroup :External
11/27/13 Properties  


Print spool crash; .dll; Event 1001; Language monitor; Cannnot print; Unable to print; Print issue; Printing problem;


What you will see

  • Intermittent or random print spooler crash or hang 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

The Lexmark product engineering (PE) team may have a driver solution for this set of observed symptoms. Please contact Lexmark Technical Support for further diagnoses and evaluation by members of Lexmark's engineering team.

When you call technical support, you should be prepared to provide the following information for this issue:

  • Driver type (PS, PCL, HBP) 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)

NOTE: UPD v2.6.1 or greater may be recommended for this particular issue. If this is recommended:

  • Lexmark Communication Service (LCS)-dependent app (e.g., Lexmark Status Messenger ) may cease to function.
  • Use Local Printer Management Agent (LPMA) version 1.0.85 or greater.


Related article

See Document ID: RE154 for UPD v2.9.1.0 release notes.


Still Need Help?

If you need additional assistance, please close this window, go to your product's support page and locate  Get In Touch with Lexmark! for contact information. NOTE: When calling for support, you will need your printer model/machine type and serial number (SN).

Please be near the products described in this article to expedite the support process and reduce call-back situations.


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