How to Troubleshoot Print Spooler Error 0x800706b9 on Windows 10 PC

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The print spooler is a program in Windows that manages all print jobs in the operating system. All print jobs are queued in the program and processed one by one. Sometimes the print spooler service fails and you may get an error 0x800706B9. The exact error message looks like this:

Windows failed to start the Print Spooler service on the local computer.

Error 0x800706B9: Not enough resources to complete this process.

What is the cause of Print Spooler error 0x800706b9?

Print Spooler 0x800706b9 error on Windows 10 PC can be caused by anything: corrupted registry keys or values, third-party firewall or antivirus software preventing Print Spooler from running, or something else.

How to fix Print Spooler error 0x800706b9?

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Launch the printer troubleshooter

  1. Open the Settings application and go to Update and Security.
  2. Select Troubleshooting from the left menu.
  3. Go to Printer and click the Troubleshoot button.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

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  1. Enter System Restore in the search box.
  2. Then select the Create a restore point option from the list.
  3. Click the System Restore button.
  4. Click Next to continue.
  5. Select the desired restore point and click Next.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the restore process.

Create a new user account

  1. Open the Settings app and go to Accounts.
  2. Then in the left pane, select Family & Others.
  3. In the right pane, click Add another person to this computer.
  4. Select I have no login information for this person.
  5. Select Add a user without a Microsoft account.
  6. Enter the desired username and password and click Next.

Terminate the Print Spooler service

  1. Press the Windows + R keys and type services.MSC.
  2. Find the Print Spooler service in the list, right-click it and select Stop from the menu.
  3. Minimize the Services window.
  4. Now open File Explorer and add the following to the address bar:
  5. When a confirmation message appears, click Next.
  6. Once you access the PRINTERS folder, delete all files in that folder and close File Explorer.
  7. Return to the Services window, right-click the Print Spooler service, and choose Run from the menu.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Press "Window" + "R" to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type "services. MSC" and select "OK."
  3. Double-click the "Print Spooler" service and change the startup type to "Automatic".
  4. Restart your computer and try installing the printer again.

  1. Run the printer troubleshooter.
  2. Make sure that the Print Spooler service is set to "Automatic".
  3. Delete the files from the print spooler.
  4. Restart the print spooler service.
  5. Remove other (unnecessary) printers.
  6. Uninstall the printer drivers and install them again (from the manufacturer's website).

  1. Open Task Manager from the search box or other convenient way.
  2. Click on the More option to access all the tabs.
  3. Switch to the Services tab.
  4. Scroll down and select the Spooler service.
  5. Right-click on Spooler.
  6. Click the Restart option.

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