Restart Print Spooler on Windows® Vista
What are the ways to restart Print Spooler on Windows Vista?
Print Spooler is a software program that has the task or is responsible for managing all the printing jobs on your system. Print Spooler does the job of sending print requests from your Windows Vista computer to the printer installed on your computer. It acts as a transporter of print commands to the printer effectively. Print Spooler program also helps in the deletion of any print jobs that are being processed on your system. Otherwise Print Spooler helps in the management of print tasks that are given and tasks on the waiting list, waiting to be printed. It also allows you to schedule your printing jobs. If you have issues with Print Spooler, you can try restarting it.
Methods to restart Print Spooler service in Windows Vista are:
- Need to restart Print Spooler
- From Control Panel
- From Command Prompt
Need to restart Print Spooler
You sometimes might face some issues with the printer installed in your Windows Vista computer. You may find printing difficulties or find it unable to take printouts. Such issues mostly arise if you have some trouble with Print Spooler, the first thing you can do is to try a Print Spooler restart and check if the problem is fixed.
From Control Panel
You can restart Print Spooler service from the Control Panel, for this you can click on the 'Start' menu and then navigate to the 'Control Panel' and click on 'System and Maintenance' option provided. From here, you can click on 'Administrative Tools' and double-click on the 'Services' option and you can click on the 'Continue' option by 'User Account Control' window. Now you can click to select 'Print Spooler' and then click on the 'Stop' option to stop Print Spooler and again you can click on the 'Start' option to start Print Spooler again.
Another option to restart Print Spooler Service in your Windows Vista computer is from Command Prompt. For this you can press 'Start' and then click on the 'All Programs' option and then click on the 'Accessories.' Now you need to right-click on the 'Command Prompt,' and then click 'Run as Administrator' option. When you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, you can provide your login credentials or if you are not asked for any simply click 'Continue.' Now in the Command Prompt window, you can type in 'net stop spooler' and press 'Enter,' after that you need to type in 'net start spooler' and then press 'Enter.' Press 'Exit' and finally, you can restart your computer.
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