Restart Print Spooler
How to Restart Print Spooler and what issues may come up while doing so?
Print Spooling is the system in which printing jobs are sent to a queue so that printer can print them one by one, allowing the CPU to handle other tasks. Print spooler is responsible for managing the printing processes and can perform several tasks like tracking the jobs sent to different printers, sharing printers and also networking them.
Read further to know how to restart a print spooler, what problems may arise while doing so and how to fix them without professional help:
- How is print spooling done?
- How to restart Print spooler?
- Problems that may arise while restarting print spooler
How is print spooling done?
In print spooling, the data of the printing jobs is saved on temporary locations. Once this is done, the user and the printer can continue their works individually, without interrupting with each other. You need to understand that although print spooler does not make the printing process faster, it enables the users to continue their other works.
How to restart Print spooler?
Restarting the print spooler is a very easy process. You have to click on 'Start', then on 'Run', then type ‘services.msc’ and click 'OK'. Find your print spooler in the list of services provided and click on 'Stop'. Once you have stopped the current service, you can restart it by clicking on the 'Start' button.
If your print spooler fails to restart, then you have to click on Start, click on Run, type ‘services.msc’ and press 'Enter'. Open the 'Print Spooler service', open its 'Properties', open the 'General' tab and make sure that the Startup type has been set to Automatic. If the restart print spooler problem is not yet solved, then you may need to reinstall your print spooler.
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