Restart printer spooler in Windows® XP
Learn about restarting the printer spooler service in a computer with Windows XP
Windows XP is one of the most popular operating systems in the world. Windows XP is based on a very light working platform that is designed to use the present hardware optimally so as to cause minimal strain on the system. This is a great feature of Windows XP which enables users to install and use the OS on computers with low end hardware configuration. The Windows XP OS is having printer spooler service which is in fact a feature that stocks and processes the print jobs assigned to the system by the users. The printer spooler allows the users to perform a variety of printing tasks and also helps in queuing of the prints without using any additional programs. Thus the printer spooler helps enhance the printing capabilities of the system for enhancing overall productivity of the user.
Discussed below are some points that can help the users to restart the printer spooler service in Windows XP:
- Open the 'Services' module
- Services menu in Windows XP
- Stop and start service
Open the 'Services' module
The Windows XP users who are attempting to access and restart the printer spooler service in the system are advised to open the 'Services' module in the Operating System for doing so. The users can access the services module of the Windows XP operating system using the 'Services.msc' command in the 'Run' box or by accessing the administrative tools folder in the system Control Panel. The easiest way to open the 'Services' menu is through the 'Run' option.
Services menu in Windows XP
The 'Services' menu in Windows XP is a part of the administrative tools and is a module that helps to access and manage the different services in the operating system. The users can access, manage and configure the working status of the services from this menu. It is advised that the users access this using an administrator account so as to prevent issues and errors related to user account restrictions.
The users should launch the 'Services' menu in Windows XP which will list the different services in the system. The users should find the printer spooler service from among the listed ones. The users should select the service and the details regarding the service will be displayed in the left pane. The users should first stop the service and once Windows stops the service, start it again using the 'Start' button. This will help restart the printer spooler service in Windows XP.
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