How to Reset Printer Spooler
The print spooler is an application on your the Operating System that helps in managing all the print jobs. These jobs might be sent to the printers or print server. The print spooler also helps users to manage print jobs. This program allows users to delete print jobs, or manage them by restarting, pausing or changing the priority of certain print works that are waiting to be printed. The spooler service helps in controlling printer drivers and all printer related operations on Windows systems. These spooler services might also encounter some error messages and might not perform properly until it is reset. It could also result in "Print spooler unable to connect to printer" error message. In order to troubleshoot these errors and issues regarding printing documents, checking and resetting print spooler might help to resolve them.
- Need of resetting printer spooler service
- Benefits of resetting printer spooler service
- Resetting print spooler service using Control Panel
Need of resetting printer spooler service
By resetting printer spooler to its default condition users could attain the initial features and default settings that are assigned by the manufacturer to the printer spooler. This helps in accessing error free printer spooler. You might need to reset when it encounters any error messages or due to working problems. It might resolve a lot of issues related to printing also.
Benefits of resetting printer spooler service
There are a lot of benefits of resetting Printer Spooler service. Spooler mainly manages the print Queue. By resetting the print spooler it might get rid of all unnecessary printings that are already in the Queue. By resetting it sets the printer to its default settings and hence it might solve many issues and errors that occurred with the printer spooler. It hence increases the spooler performance and printer productivity.
Users could reset the printer spooler using Control Panel. For this users have to open 'Control Panel' from 'Start' Menu and have to double-click on the 'Administrative Tools' icon. After this select the services window from 'Services' and locate 'Print Spooler' service. Select 'Properties' option from it and change the startup type to 'Automatic'. This might reset the printer spooler.
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