Event ID 4 — Print Filter Pipeline Manager Availability

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Some drivers use a set of image processing filters. These filters "plug in" to the filter pipeline manager, which streams the image information.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 4
Source: Microsoft-Windows-SpoolerFilterPipelineSVC
Version: 6.0
Message: The print host is shutting down due to an error in signaling the Component Object Model (COM) proxy in the spooler. Error %1. This can occur because of system instability or a lack of system resources.


Retry printing or restart the print server

Possible resolutions include:

  • Retry printing.
  • Close open programs, and stop unnecessary services.
  • Notify users and then restart the print server.


Perform the following tasks to verify that you have resolved the problem:

  • Print the document again.
  • If the print server logs spooler information events, look for Print Spooler Event 10 after printing, and then examine the document to confirm that it printed correctly.

Print Filter Pipeline Manager Availability

Printing Infrastructure