Role of Print Spooler
What is the importance of print spooler program?
Print spooler is an application in Windows. The print spooler manages the jobs that are given to the printer or print server. The spooler allows the user to delete the work. It will manage the work by restarting or pausing. It can also manage the print job which is currently waiting for printing. You have to install the printer driver which is compatible with your operating system. Before upgrading your Operating System, you have to reinstall all the printer drivers. If the printer spooler causes any errors, you cannot print using your printer. These errors are easy to recover. For that, you need to download and run the PC Health Adviser error repair tool. It will repair the printer spooler problems and problems which are caused by registry errors.
Points below will give you more idea about print spooler problems:
- Clearing Print spool
- Print spooler errors
- Accessing print spooler
Clearing Print spool
For clearing the print spool, you have click the Start button and then click ‘run’. Then you have to type ‘services.msc’ there. Then, there appears the Services window. Then, you have to scroll down in the right window until you get the name 'print spooler'. You have to right-click in this entry and select the ‘Stop’ button. Then, it will stop the process that holds the print queues. Then, close the window and again click on the Start button, and select ‘My Computer’. You have to delete all the files in this folder to empty the print queue. Then, select the services window and restart the print spool service. This will recover your printer from printer jam. Then, you can print without any problem.
Print spooler errors
The best way to recover from print spool errors is by restarting your computer. At the time of shutting down the system, the printer queue will be cleared and the print spooler service is restarted. The causes of print spooler errors are high usage of CPU, documents waiting in the queue would not print or delete, slow PC performance, disk space errors etc. In majority of cases, restarting will clear all you print spooler programs.
For accessing the print spooler easily, you have to go to the command prompt and have to type a few keystrokes to do the job quickly. For stopping the service, just open the command prompt and have to type ‘net stop spooler’ and press the Enter key. For restarting it again, you have to type ‘net start spooler’ and press the Enter key.
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