Fixing Issue of Printer Spooling Print Request Slowly
What needs to be done when a printer takes much time to spool print request?
A print spooling service is a process used by various Operating Systems like the Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista, 7) or Mac OS X etc to manage the requests sent to your printer. It is a way of making sure that the printer to which the print jobs are assigned does not slow down your productivity. When you press the 'Print' button on your system, there are various processes that take place internally that help in the successful execution of the print jobs. Before the text could be printed, it would be sent to special area that is known as 'spooler.' This spooler writes the data which can be interpreted by the system and it stores history pages during a given session.
Following are some details on printer slow spooling:
- Tips to fix the issue
Anyone working with a system would most likely experience a printer spooler issue due to various reasons. Once you encounter an error with the spooling function, you would face various issue like inability to print documents, accumulation of documents in the print queue etc. In an office setting, the spooler problems result in wastage of time and time lost on a project.
The print spooler is a software cache which connects your operating system to the printer. You can send multiple jobs to the print spooler and these jobs are processed on a first come-first served basis. Sometimes, this print spooler might experience software problems or some other hardware-related issues that cause the printer spooler to lock up or render it unable to print a job. One of the main causes why the print spooler service stops responding is due to waiting on a thread that is trying to load which helps to load the print driver. It could also be due to the problem with the registry.
You could resolve the issue related to the print spooler if you restart the print spooler service. First, you have to select the 'Control Panel' option and double-click the 'Administrative Tools' option. Now select the 'Services' icon and double-click on it. After that, scroll down to the 'Print Spooler' service, right-click it, and choose 'Start' to restart the service. Then double-click the 'Print Spooler' service to open its properties and then click 'Startup Type' and change the setting to 'Automatic'. This would give the guarantee that the print spooler service starts every time your system restarts.
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