Restart Print Spooler Service in Windows® XP®
Need to restart print spooler service in Windows XP
Windows XP print spooler service is mainly used to send print jobs to other printers. Your Windows XP Operating System consists of a flaw that may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code. This problem might be triggered by a flaw in the print spooler service, which fails to restrict access to print spoolers. There are chances of encountering errors in Windows XP print spooler service. The spooler service's vulnerability might be caused because of an unchecked buffer in spoolsv.exe. These files might be exploited to execute arbitrary code by users, who can connect to the service. If the spooler service is not working properly, you need to restart it. If you do not restart, you would not be able to process the tasks. The spooler service problem occurs due to access violation that occurs in the printer driver.
Need and tips to restart print spooler service in Windows XP:
- Use of spooler service
- Spools.exe file
- Restart print spooler service
Use of spooler service
Windows XP spooler service is an essential part of the Operating System. Without spooler service, you would not be able to print using the Windows XP system. Windows XP spooler service includes some applications which are used to manage printing jobs. Virus attack might cause problems in the Windows XP spooler service. The failure of the spooler service makes printing impossible. Windows XP spooler service corruption happens due to the damaging affect of malware and viruses.
Due to the spooler service issues, you would not be able to install the Windows service pack. If the spooler service has any problem, it can be solved by restarting the spooler service. In order to restart the spooler service, you need to click on ‘Start’, select ‘Run’, type services.msc, and click 'OK'. Then find the print spooler in the list of services and click on the 'Stop' button. Once the service stops, you can restart it by clicking on 'Start'.
Restart print spooler service
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