Windows® 7 Print Spooler
Windows 7 Print Spooler: Issues and Solutions
Print Spooler is a program which saves your printing commands so that you can carry on with your work on the PC. In the absence of a spooler, you will have to sit and wait till the time all the prints are taken out. Windows 7 supports high speed computer operation and if you have to wait for documents to be printed, then it will be of no use to install such an advanced operating system.
In the following points, we will come to know about what print spooler is, what problems may come up with Windows 7 print spooler and how to resolve them.
- What is Print Spooler?
- Problems that may come up with Windows 7 print spooler
- How to fix Windows 7 print spooler problems
- Reinstall printer software
What is Print Spooler?
Print spooler is a program which manages all your printing jobs that are sent to your print server or computer printer. Not only this, the print spooler also allows you to delete your printing jobs or manage them as per your preferences and requirements.
Problems that may come up with Windows 7 print spooler
Some of the common problems that may arise with Windows 7 print spooler are documents in the queue not being printed or even deleted, locking ups, slow system performance, system freezes and disk space errors.
How to fix Windows 7 print spooler problems
In order to fix most of the Windows 7 print spooler problems, you will have to go to your 'Start' button, click on 'Run', type services.msc and click on 'OK'. A services Window will appear in which you will have to scroll down to your print spooler. Make sure that it has been turned on and the start up type has been set to automatic. Restart the PC and this time, you will be able to use your print spooler efficiently.
Reinstall printer software
If the above procedure fails to solve your Windows 7 print spooler problem, then you may need to uninstall the printer software and reinstall it completely. In order to do that, go to your Control Panel, click on 'Add/Remove Programs' button and uninstall the printer software. After that, restart your PC and reinstall the program from the CD that came with your printer.
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